Country music singer Mark Chesnutt will close the 2007 Mountain Heritage Festival with a concert in downtown Whitesburg on Saturday, September 29. The show begins at 9 p.m.
Since releasing his first hit single in 1990, “Too Cold at Home,” Chesnutt has had 14 number one singles on the country charts, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, and five gold albums. His current single, “Rollin’ With the Flow,” has broken into the top 50 singles list. The single is the title track to his latest album, which will be released this fall.
A native of Texas, Chesnutt celebrated his 44th birthday on September 6. He is the 1989 winner of the Horizon Award, presented annually by the Country Music Association to the genre’s most promising newcomer.
Chesnutt lives in East Texas with his wife, Tracie, and their three sons.
The concert is being sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Childers Oil, Commu- nity Trust Bank, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation, Pepsi, and Whitaker Bank.
A complete schedule the Mountain Heritage Festival appears on its 25th year.
The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee is chaired this year by Lee Anna Mullins of Whitesburg. Other volunteers include Missy Matthews, Lisa Collins, Donnie Fields, Connie Fields, Chelsey Gilliam, Phillip Hampton, Wendy Jones, Tricia Lewis, Robert Lewis, Carol Anne Litts, Patricia Bentley, Angie Mullins, Tracy Brown, Mary Day, Georgie Kincer, and Leigh Lewis-Blankenbeckler.
Persons wishing more information about the festival may call (606)633-8034.