Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jerry Chesnut, songwriter

Jerry Donald Chesnut (born May 7, 1931) is an American country music songwriter. His hits include "A Good Year for the Roses" (recorded by George Jones) and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" (recorded by Elvis Presley). Born and raised in Harlan County, Kentucky he moved to Nashville in 1958 to pursue his career. In 1968 Jerry Lee Lewis' hit recording of Chesnut's "Another Place, Another Time" was nominated for a Grammy Award. Chesnut is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.


"A Good Year For The Roses"
Words & Music by Jerry Chesnut
Performed by Alan Jackson & George Jones



"Another Place, Another Time"
Words & Music by Jerry Chesnut
Performed by Don Williams



"It's Four In the Morning"
Words & Music by Jerry Chesnut
Performed by Faron Young



"Oney"
Words & Music by Jerry Chesnut
Performed by Johnny Cash



"T-R-O-U-B-L-E"
Words & Music by Jerry Chesnut
Performed by Elvis Presley

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