Songwriter et chanteur Country US né Jerry Donald Chesnut, le 7 Mai 1931 à Loyall, Harlan County (Kentucky). Jerry Chesnut est décédé le 15 Décembre 2018.

Country songwriter Jerry Chesnut was born in Kentucky on May 7, 1931, and he spent much of his early life following his father around the coalmining camps in eastern Kentucky. He served in Korea, and worked for a railroad in Florida during the mid-'50s, writing the occasional song. Chesnut moved to Nashville in 1958 to make it in the music industry, but spent nine fruitless years until Del Reeves recorded his "A Dime at a Time" in early 1967. By the end of the year, the song had peaked at number 12 in the Country charts and Jerry Chesnut had a hit on his hands.
Over the next three years, Chesnut wrote hits for Roy Drusky ("Weakness in a Man"), Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton ("Holding on to Nothin'") and George Jones ("If Not for You"). In 1968, two of Chesnut's songs were recorded by Del Reeves; "Looking at the World Through a Windshield" and "Good Time Charlie" both hit the Top Five.
Chesnut parlayed his success into an artists contract with United Artists in 1969. He recorded a few unsuccessful singles during 1969-70, but returned to songwriting soon after, writing "A Good Year for the Roses" for George Jones, "The Wonders You Perform" for Tammy Wynette, "Oney" for Johnny Cash and Chesnut's first number one, "It's Four in the Morning," for Faron Young. Jerry Chesnut won Billboard's Songwriter of the Year award in 1972, and 20 years later received induction into the Nashville Songwriter's Association Hall of Fame. Jerry Chesnut passed away on December 15, 2018.

Talents : Songwriter, Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Country-Pop, Nashville Sound, Countrypolitan

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10



1968 SP UNITED ARTIST 50260 (US) One The Back Row / Woman
1968 SP UNITED ARTIST 50331 (US) What's Happened To Mankind / Small Enough To Crawl
1969 SP UNITED ARTIST 50473 (US) Gotta Lotta Hen House Ways / Pretty Woman It Is
1969 SP UNITED ARTIST 50549 (US) Tiny Fingers / Bet Your Sweet Life
1970 SP UNITED ARTIST 50623 (US) Legend Of The Highway / Small Enough To Crawl
1979 SP UNITED ARTIST 50694 (US) Anything But Over You / Lonely Alone

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