Jerry Chesnut

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Jerry Chesnut
Born(1931-05-07)May 7, 1931
Loyall, Kentucky
DiedDecember 15, 2018(2018-12-15) (aged 87)
Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry music
Notable worksGood Year for the Roses
Notable awardsNominated for a Grammy Award
Jerry Chesnut Official site

Jerry Donald Chesnut (May 7, 1931 – December 15, 2018) was an American country music songwriter. His hits include "Good Year for the Roses" (recorded by Alan Jackson, George Jones and Elvis Costello) and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" (recorded by Elvis Presley in 1975, and Travis Tritt in 1992.)

Born and raised in Harlan County, Kentucky, he moved to Nashville in 1958 to pursue his career.[1] In 1967, Del Reeves recorded Chesnut's "A Dime at a Time" to give the songwriter his first chart hit single.[1] In 1968, Jerry Lee Lewis's hit recording of Chesnut's "Another Place, Another Time" was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 1972, Chesnut was named Billboard's 'Songwriter of the Year', and in 1992 he became a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.[1]

Jerry Chesnut died in Nashville on December 15, 2018 at the age of 87.[2]

Selective list of songs[edit]

This list includes the song title and artist(s) who have recorded the song.



  1. ^ a b c "Jerry Chesnut - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Harlan County native, Hall of Fame songwriter dies in Nashville". Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Woman Without Love - Joe Simon - Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Jerry Chesnut - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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