Brother Jukebox

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"Brother Jukebox"
Mark Chesnutt- Brother Jukebox single.png
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Too Cold at Home
B-side "Hey You There in the Mirror"[1]
Released November 26, 1990
Format CD Single
Recorded 1990
Genre Country
Length 3:05
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Paul Craft
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"Too Cold at Home"
"Brother Jukebox"
"Blame It on Texas"
"Too Cold at Home"
"Brother Jukebox"
"Blame It on Texas"

"Brother Jukebox" is a song written by Paul Craft. It was originally recorded by Don Everly, one-half of The Everly Brothers, in 1977 and reached number 96 on the country singles charts. It was later covered by Keith Whitley on I Wonder Do You Think of Me and by Mark Chesnutt on his 1990 debut album Too Cold at Home. Released in November 1990 as the album's second single, it became his first Number One country hit in the United States. It was also recorded by John Starling on his 1977 album Long Time Gone.


The song's narrator tells of a man whose after being left by his lover (it's unknown if she's his wife or girlfriend since the narrator said "since 'she' left me by myself"....) you're (addressing "brother jukebox", "sister wine", "mother freedom" and "father time") as the only family the narrator has got left in his life, his "new next of kin" to spend any time with at all.

Music video (Mark Chesnutt)[edit]

The music video was directed by Bill Young and premiered in late 1990.

Chart performance[edit]

Don Everly[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 96

Mark Chesnutt[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 20
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 6
Preceded by
"Daddy's Come Around"
by Paul Overstreet
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

February 9 - February 16, 1991
Succeeded by
"Walk on Faith"
by Mike Reid
Preceded by
"Rumor Has It"
by Reba McEntire
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 23, 1991
Succeeded by
"Til I Am Myself Again"
by Blue Rodeo


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 92–93. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Don Everly Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1446." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 23, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Mark Chesnutt Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

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