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Mark Chesnutt Cancels Performance After Suffering ‘Unexpected’ Back Injury

by Emily Morgan
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Legendary country singer from the ’90s, Mark Chesnutt, had to cancel a recent performance after suffering a back-related injury. 

Chesnutt is known for a string of country music megahits such as “Brother Jukebox,” “Gonna Get a Life,” and “It Sure Is Monday.” He also found notoriety when he put out a famous cover of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”

Throughout his professional career, he has been honored with two CMA Awards. His first being the Horizon Award (now known as the Best New Artist award) and the Vocal Event of the Year Award in 1993.

Decades later, Chesnutt remains a dominant force in the industry. At 57-years-old, he continues to actively record and perform. Chesnutt dropped his latest album, Gone But Not Forgotten…A Tribute Album by Mark Chesnutt, in 2018.

Although his heyday was in the ’90s, he continues to be a sought-after artist. Recently, Chesnutt was slated to perform at the Marion County Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, June 28. However, he was forced to drop out at the last minute. 

At the time of the announcement, Chesnutt and his team released a statement via social media. The statement read: “We are very sorry to announce that Mark Chesnutt will not be able to perform at the Marion County Fair on Monday, June 28, due to an unexpected back injury. Tickets will be refunded! “

The Marion County Fair also confirmed the tragic news via its event page. “The Copper Stills & Crush Band will perform tonight at 8PM for a FREE concert! Mark Chesnutt will be unable to perform due to an unexpected back injury.”

Currently, there is no further news on Chesnutt’s medical condition. However, according to Chesnutt’s website, his next scheduled show is July 2 at the Dosey Doe Big Barn in Texas.

Mark Chesnutt Set To Perform at Dierks Bentley Upcoming Music Fest

Additionally, Chesnutt is also slated to perform at the 2021 Seven Peaks Festival, put on by fellow country singer Dierks Bentley. Besides Chesnutt, other performers include Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Clay Walker, Ingrid Andress, Randy Houser, and Old Crow Medicine Show. 

According to Bentley, he couldn’t be happier about the upcoming festival. “Getting the green light to book artists and plan our third annual Seven Peaks was the single best piece of news I’ve gotten in the last year,” he said after the festival was canceled last year due to COVID-19. 

“It is my favorite weekend of the year. I know every fan and artist that has been there will tell you the same. It’s the only time my band and crew ever show up to a gig a week early too. We can’t wait to be out there with our friends and fans soaking up the Colorado sunshine and mountain vibes.”