I love discovering new artists, new-to-me artists, historical recordings, amazing covers, powerful tributes, you name it, I will listen to it. I also love when I am reminded about an artist that I love, but haven't listened to in awhile.
That's what happened to me this weekend, while in the media loft at Taste of Country Music Festival talking with country newcomer William Michael Morgan. When I asked him about his musical influences, he mentioned Mark Chesnutt, an artist I use to play all the time. In fact in the early 90's, he had several big hits and I had a chance to interview him. You can see the moment I'm talking about here.
As soon as I got home, guess what I started playing.
He followed that up with his first number one song 'Brother Jukebox'.
His third album, "Almost Goodbye' had three straight number ones on it, including this one we can all relate to. 'It Sure is Monday'.
His other hits include 'Bubba shot the Jukebox', Goin' through the Big D', 'Gonna get a life', 'Almost Goodbye', 'Old Flames have new Names', 'I'll Think of Something', and so many more.
Good news for fans like me, he's about to release a new album, his fifteenth studio album, in July. It will be his first since 2010.
What do you think? What has caught your ear this week? Let me know in the comments below.