Country music artist Mark Chesnutt is set to perform his twangy tunes next week in downtown Merced.
Perhaps best known for his 1990 country music hit “Too Cold at Home,” Chesnutt will play during a show that starts at 8 p.m. July 9 at Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St. Merced-based folky duo Cottonwood Creek is also set to perform during the show.
Chesnutt has had his share of success on the country music charts with No. 1 hits and top ten singles. He’s also toured pretty consistently, while putting out albums every few years since his debut in the late 1980s.
His latest single is 2013’s “When the Lights Go Out (Tracie’s Song).”
Chesnutt got his start recording with his father at the age of 17. It took about ten years, but eventually he got noticed and signed with MCA Records, Nashville, in 1989.
He’s won a number of Recording Industry Association of America awards. But, Chesnutt has been known to say his passion is performing live on stage in front of his fans.
Opening for Chesnutt is Cottonwood Creek, the Merced-based duo of Maggie Watkins and Scott Little. The folk-country duo is a mainstay in Merced County and can be found on festival stages or strumming their guitars in a local tavern.
Next week’s show will mark the band’s second time on the Merced Theatre stage. The couple is known for their sweet, and sometimes country, folk and Americana music. They share singing duties, often harmonizing, and play a number of instruments.
For more on Chesnutt, go to www.markchesnutt.com.
To check out Cottonwood Creek, go to www.facebook.com/cottonwoodcreekband.
The doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $29 for general admission. For more, got to www.mercedtheatre.org or call 209-381-0500.
KNOW AND GO
Country and folk concert
When: 8 p.m. July 9
Where: Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St.
Cost: $29 for general admission