The momentum is building!
Below you will find a few comments from music industry professionals regarding Jim Chesnut's expanding body of work:
From publicist Phyllis Stark (October 2018): I am one of the originals of the Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society in Peyton Colorado. I set up the original website and I write the headliner blurbs for the website. . .
Jim grew up in Midland, Texas. His mother sent him to piano lessons when he was in the first grade and he studied it for several years . . . he was influenced by the music of the First United Methodist Church he attended. In college he worked at radio stations and tentatively began writing songs. As it happened the stations he worked for played country music and he began to meet people in the industry.
Encouraged to go to Nashville he was signed by Acuff Rose Music- a great feat. Some professional and emotional missteps caused him to leave singing for almost 3 decades.Jim is back though.
Some say he’s better than ever. I say, “he has always been great!”
Our booking dude has been courting Jim for over three years trying to convince him to make a Colorado tour. . . This is a “must see” show. I repeat: must see.
From Music Director Kathy Forste KC Cafe Radio in Kansas City regarding Jim's new album (September 2018): I Sure Do Miss My Hair is a collection of ten songs by one of country music’s all-time greatest singers and songwriters.
From Music Row Magazine (May 10, 2018):
DISClaimer receives a blast from the past this week by Nashville insider Robert K. Oermann:
"It’s the 1980s all over again as Gene Watson, Karen Tobin, Gail Davies and Jim Chesnut all pop up with vibrant new sounds . . . Chesnut had a flurry of chart activity in the late '70s and early '80s on ABC, MCA, UA and Liberty. Now back in his native Texas, he has a new, 'golden-years' CD titled I Sure Do Miss My Hair. Its lead single is a lively two-step about still rocking while sliding into old age."
From Rowena Muldavin, Heartland Public Radio (May 2018):
"I've been doing Country radio for quite a while. It's a mix of new and old with an emphasis on independent artists who are simply not on Nashville's radar. From the first note and lyric to the last on Jim's latest album, I Sure Do Miss My Hair, I was nothing less than mesmerized by each song. What a stunning talent he is!