Outlaw (Mark Chesnutt album)

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Studio album by Mark Chesnutt
Released June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
Genre Country
Length 45:32
Label Saguaro Road
Producer Pete Anderson[1]
Mark Chesnutt chronology
Rollin' with the Flow

Outlaw is the fourteenth studio album by American country music artist, Mark Chesnutt. It was released on June 22, 2010, via Saguaro Road Records.


Outlaw, unlike Chesnutt's previous work, is compiled of re-recordings of some 'Outlaw Classics'. Covers included material from, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. When approached to record this record Chesnutt liked the idea, and responded by saying “When I was first approached to record this CD, my reaction wasn’t just ‘yes,’ but ‘hell, yeah. I cut my teeth on this kind of music, and it’s an opportunity [that might not have otherwise presented itself] for me to pay tribute to some of my biggest heroes in country music.”[1] Producer Pete Anderson commended Chesnutt on the work he did with the record by saying “Mark Chesnutt put on a vocal display like I’ve never before seen in the studio. He stood in front of the mic and sang the whole record, from beginning to end, flawlessly [and in less than three hours]. We are all amazed at the results. There may be singers out there as good as Mark, but there are none better and, at this point in my career, I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with this caliber of talent.”[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black Rose"   Billy Joe Shaver 2:53
2. "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound"   Hank Williams, Jr. 3:14
3. "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line"   Jimmy Bryant 2:34
4. "A Couple More Years" (duet with Amber Digby) Dennis Locorriere, Shel Silverstein 4:43
5. "Need a Little Time Off for Bad Behavior"   David Allan Coe, Bobby Keel, Larry Latimer 2:54
6. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"   Kris Kristofferson 4:49
7. "Are You Ready for the Country"   Neil Young 2:31
8. "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)"   Kristofferson 4:10
9. "Country State of Mind"   Roger Alan Wade, Williams, Jr. 3:54
10. "Freedom to Stay"   Willis David Hoover 3:24
11. "Bloody Mary Morning"   Willie Nelson 3:53
12. "Desperados Waiting for a Train"   Guy Clark 6:33

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 42


  1. ^ a b "Mark Chesnutt Revives Outlaw Tradition". blog.gactv.com. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Mark Chesnutt Hails His Outlaw Heroes". theboot.com. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2010-05-24.