|Share this day-to-day accounting of news and events in the life of Legendary Hall Of Fame Singer and Songwriter, JERRY CHESNUT under the guidance of TOM LONG- ATV-US/SONY Music, as reported byWebmaster-Gary Shelton|
|The Tennessean gave a great blow by blow account of the sold out concert of Elvis Costello, at the Ryman in the November 1st issue. It included honorable mention of Jerry, and of Elvis' performance "A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES". Jerry made an appearance back stage for a picture taking session with Elvis before his concert. He then watched the dynamic performance from the front row which included an introdution of Jerry, by Costello, to what may have been the wildest crowd to ever fill the Ryman......Gary|
|Bulletin from Tom
----Forwarded by Tom Long/SONY Music
on Monday 12/09/2002 2:26 P.M.
If you haven't checked out the latest issue of "Country Weekly" with Alan Jackson on the cover, please do so and turn to page 31 of the Dec. 24th issue. Here you will find a great article by Bob Paxman, on Jerry Chesnut and how he was inspired to write the hit song "T.R.O.U.B.L.E". Not a bad picture either of our Nashville Songwriters Legend and the great Travis Tritt .....Cool Stuff.....Gary
|Email from the web page........
January 01, 2003 1;10 PM
Dear Mr. Chesnut,
Happy New Year, and I hope 2003 finds you well.
Britain is not known for it's appreciation of country music, but "Good Year for the Roses" is known here because of Elvis Costella's 1980 recording. For myself and many others the record was an introduction to country music.
Listening to BBC London today I find it's the favorite song of one of London's top radio presenters, Danny Baker.
For my part, since I first heard it, I've felt it's one of the best songs ever written. The first verse in particular is one of the most subtle, evocative, stylist and moving lyrics I've ever heard.
It's strange to think that a lyric written over 30 years ago and heard countless times has lost none of it's freshness. That is when you know it's a stroke of genius.
Your songs reach around the world and mean so much to so many. You should be very proud.
Very best wishes
The sensational new rock group, "Counting Crows", has recorded "A Good Year For The Roses", and we will be keeping an eye on this. They usually write all their own material, which makes their doing Jerry's song highly unusual to say the least, but also very nice!!
George Strait's current album titled "The Road Less Traveled", containing Jerry's song "Good Time Charley's", has already gone Gold.
Elvis' new "Country Side Of Elvis" album contains two of Jerry's songs
"T-R-O-U-B-L-E" and "It's Midnight".
Johnny Cash's " 16 Biggest Hits" album, containing Jerry's classic working man's song "ONEY", is now certified Platinum!
Travis Tritt's "Greatest Hits From The Beginning" album containing Jerry's
"T-R-O-U-B-L-E" is certified Double Platinum. Travis' great recording of this song is also available in the recently released album titled "The Rocking Side Of Travis Tritt", a Warner Brothers-Rhino Records Combined Album !
A promotional CD containing the 12 songs on the JERRYCHESNUTMUSIC.COM website, titled JERRY CHESNUT'S CLASSIC HITS, is being mailed to all Radio Stations (over 2000), that program Country Music, by the Publisher of Jerry's Music (Sony/ATV).
["The Number 1 Publisher in the world."]
A flyer from Tom Long, (Sony/ATV) has been addressed to the Program Director of each station is enclosed with every CD. Shown below is the content of the flyer.
DEAR MUSIC PROGRAMMER
IT'S SONYATV MUSIC PUBLISHING'S PLEASURE TO PRESENT TO YOU TWELVE OF THE LEGENDARY JERRY CHESNUT CLASSIC HITS FOR YOUR LISTENING AND PROGRAMMING ENJOYMENT. JERRY CHESNUT A TRUE HERO AMONG THE SONGWRITERS ON MUSIC ROW. HE IS STILL ACTIVE,
PERFORMING AND INVOLVED IN OUR GREAT MUSICAL COMMUNITY.
THESE CREATIONS ARE RARE TREASURES THAT NEED TO BE CONTINUALLY UNCOVERED AND SHARED WITH THE WORLD.
|The State of Tennessee
Senate Joint Resolution Number 45
Honoring and commending JERRY CHESNUT for his remarkable songwriting career whereas because of his remarkable influence on the Music Industry, JERRY CHESNUT'S legacy is not to be underestimated.
This exceptional man truly holds a place in the heart of our state and nation.
|Pictured Left to Right
Jerry's Webmaster (Gary Shelton), Manager (Tom Long), Senator (Jim Bryson), and (Jerry and Patricia Chesnut)
|"A Good Year For The Roses"|
The latest COUNTRY WEEKLY Magazine featured one of Jerry's standards "A Good Year For The Roses" with a very interesting story and comments concerning the song.
Click here to review the Full Page View
"A Good Year For The Roses"
|This is a recently built display of Jerry that can be seen in the Kentucky Music Museum in Renfro Valley.|
|Jerry has had several people email him inquiring as to the whereabouts and actions of his grandson, "Chad", who was in the Afghanistan Crisis for a tour of duty.
Chad is on security duty locally. The latest duty of "Sgt. Chad Bolding", was at the Airport where he was part of the security for The President and Air Force One during the recent visit to Nashville...Gary
Harlan Daily Enterprise September 6, 2003
Every year when award winning songwriter Jerry Chesnut returns to Harlan County for his high school reunion..........Gary
click here to read the article....
|Extra, Extra - Read all about it !|
|Chad in Afghanistan|
|Chad with Robin Williams|
|Kris Kristofferson and Jerry, Two Hall of Fame Members at the recent Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony.|
| " Great music and great artists are the results of someone simply singing great songs"
| Jerry is Inducted into
"The Kentucky Hall Of Fame"
|Eddy Arnold and Jerry "Country Gentlemen"|