Honky-Tonk Legend Mark Chesnutt Hospitalized

The “Too Cold At Home” singer is undergoing a medical evaluation.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 3, 2023


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Country hitmaker Mark Chesnutt, 60, has been admitted to the hospital and is currently undergoing a medical evaluation, according to a post from his official social media accounts. 

What Happened To Mark Chesnutt?

The post confirmed that the “Brother Jukebox” singer was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday (Nov. 1) and thanked fans for the “outpouring of love, prayers, and support.”

“Mark is looking forward to seeing everyone soon,” the message stated. 

Photo Courtesy Mark Chesnutt Facebook
Photo Courtesy Mark Chesnutt Facebook

Social media users flocked to the comments section to send Chesnutt well wishes, prayers, and words of encouragement. 

“Wishing you answers and a speedy recovery Mark Chesnutt,” wrote one user, while another shared, “Prayers for you and your family. Prayers for Mark. Stay strong brother and keep the faith.”

Several artists, including Jake Owen and Mark Wills, also showcased their support for the honky tonk legend. 

Photo Courtesy Mark Chesnutt Facebook
Photo Courtesy Mark Chesnutt Facebook

Fans became concerned about Chesnutt’s condition earlier this week after a Facebook post revealing that he was in a critical care unit was shared to his Facebook account. The post, which has since been deleted, disclosed that Chesnutt was in stable condition at the time. The deleted post also asked for fans to keep the singer in their prayers. 

Postponed Concert

Due to “health concerns and doctor’s orders,” the Texas native has postponed his concert at the Williams Auditorium in Henderson, Tenn. that was originally scheduled to take place this evening (Fri., Nov. 3). The venue’s official website states that a rescheduled date will be announced “very soon.” 

The CMA Award winner’s next scheduled concert is set for Thursday, November 9 at the Haute Spot in Cedar Park, Texas. At this time, it is unclear if this show will be impacted by his hospitalization.  

In 2021, Chesnutt underwent back surgery and was sidelined from the road for several weeks. He later updated fans with the news that the surgery was a success and that he planned to return to touring at the end of September of 2021.   

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How Many No.1 Hits Does Mark Chesnutt Have?

According to his official website, Mark Chesnutt has 14 No.1 singles and 23 Top 10 hits. Throughout his lauded career, he has earned four platinum albums and five gold records. He first arrived at country radio in 1990 with “Too Cold At Home.” He became a radio staple in the 1990s and went on to release songs like “Blake It On Texas,” “Bubba Shot the Jukebox, and “Goin’ Through the Big D.”  In 1998, he released a cover of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing.” The song became a four-week chart-topper for Chesnutt and was the title track of his 1999 album.    

He is a road warrior at heart and continues to tour to this day. “I just make records because want people to come see my show,” he once shared. “Recording music for folks to just listen to music is great, but I’ve got to be out there on stage making it.”

He remains married to Tracie, his wife since 1992. They have three boys: Waylon, Casey, and Cameron. 

Fans can keep an eye on his official social media accounts for further updates about his condition. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.