Iconic country traditionalist Mark Chesnutt was forced to cancel his appearance overseas at a music festival in Millport, U.K. due to the natural disaster in his home state of Texas.
Chesnutt is unable to leave his neighborhood due to the extreme flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The storm reached Beaumont on Sunday, dumping 20 inches of rain, with continued rain and flooding on Tuesday. As a result, Chesnutt and neighbors lost access to running water and the Beaumont Airport has been temporarily closed.
“I’m safe and my family is safe, and we are the lucky ones to have only sustained minor damage to our home. Though I am disappointed to cancel my appearances, I am most thankful for my fans everywhere and hope they’re safe too,” Chesnutt said.
Chesnutt plans to return to the road Sept. 09 in Gstaad, Switzerland and resume his touring schedule (tour dates below). Tickets and VIP passes are available at MarkChesnutt.com.
MARK CHESNUTT ON TOUR:
Aug. 26 Sangamon River Music Festival – Mahomet, Ill. (CANCELLED)
Sept. 03 Millport Country Music Festival – Millport, U.K. (CANCELLED)
Sept. 09 Gstaad Festival – Gstaad, Switzerland
Sept. 10 Gstaad Festival – Gstaad Switzerland
Sept. 15 Harry E. Kelly Park – Fort Smith, Ark.
Sept. 16 Choctaw Casino-Magnolia Ballroom – Durant, Okla.
Sept. 22 Cabarrus Arena – Concord, N.C.
Sept. 23 U.S. Cellular Center – Asheville, N.C.
Sept. 24 Dorton Arena – Raleigh, N.C.
Sept. 30 Central Washington State Fair – Yakima, Wash
Oct. 06 Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, Minn.
Oct. 07 Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, Wis.
Oct. 14 Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 15 Showplace Music Hall – Memphis, Tenn.
Oct. 20 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
Oct. 21 Highland Bayou Park – La Marque, Texas
Oct. 27 Space Coast State Fair – Melbourne, Fla.
Oct. 28 Coastal Carolina Fair – Ladson, S.C.
Nov. 08 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 10 The Center for the Performing Arts- The Palladium – Carmel, Ind.
Nov. 11 Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, Wis.
Dec. 01 Memorial Auditorium – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Dec. 02 Freedom Hall Civic Center – Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec. 03 Knoxville Coliseum – Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec. 08 Coach’s & Cowboy’s – Tyler, Texas
Dec. 09 Dosey Doe – Conroe, Texas
Dec. 16 Midnight Rodeo Mobile – Mobile, Ala.
ABOUT MARK CHESNUTT:
A native of Beaumont, Texas, traditional-minded country singer Mark Chesnutt began his run up the charts in 1990 with “Too Cold At Home,” and followed that initial hit up with blockbuster 90s favorites such as “Brother Jukebox,” “I’ll Think Of Something,” “Gonna Get A Life” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” Along the way, he has earned one Gold album and four Platinum albums. He has been nominated for several industry awards and has a couple CMA trophies to his credit – including the 1993 Vocal Event of the Year prize for “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair,” a hit for The Possum, George Jones. Chesnutt continues to be a touring favorite, with close to 175 dates on his calendar – which is booked throughout the remainder of 2017. For more information on Mark Chesnutt, please visit MarkChesnutt.com.