Longnecks & Short Stories

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Longnecks & Short Stories
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Studio album by Mark Chesnutt
Released March 21, 1992 (1992-03-21)
Recorded 1991, Javelina Studios: Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 32:33
Label MCA
Producer Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt chronology
Too Cold at Home
Longnecks & Short Stories
Almost Goodbye
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[1]
Entertainment Weekly B link

Longnecks & Short Stories is the third studio album by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. It was released in 1992 on MCA Records, and like its predecessor Too Cold at Home, it was certified platinum in the United States for sales of one million copies. Four singles were released from this album, all of which were Top Ten hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Old Flames Have New Names" (#5), "I'll Think of Something" (#1), "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" and "Old Country" (both #4).

"I'll Think of Something" was originally a Top Ten country hit in 1974 for Hank Williams, Jr., who recorded it on his album Living Proof. In addition, "It's Not Over (If I'm Not over You)" was originally recorded by Reba McEntire on her 1984 album My Kind of Country. Chesnutt later included the song on his 1997 album Thank God for Believers, releasing it as a single from that album in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ol' Country" (Bobby Harden) - 3:53
  2. "Old Flames Have New Names" (Bobby Braddock, Rafe VanHoy) - 2:24
  3. "I'll Think of Something" (Bill Rice, Jerry Foster) - 4:13
  4. "It's Not Over (If I'm Not over You)" (Mark Wright, Larry Kingston) - 3:21
  5. "Uptown, Downtown (Misery's All the Same)" (Harlan Howard, Ron Peterson) - 2:40
  6. "Bubba Shot the Jukebox" (Dennis Linde) - 3:05
  7. "Postpone the Pain" (Gary Scruggs, Wright) - 3:00
  8. "Talking to Hank" (Harden) - 2:47
  9. "I'm Not Getting Any Better at Goodbyes" (Steve Earle) - 3:50
  10. "Who Will the Next Fool Be?" (Charlie Rich) - 3:32


Background vocals[edit]

Strings by the Nashville String Machine, conducted by Carl Gorodetzky and arranged by Bergen White.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 9
U.S. Billboard 200 68
Canadian RPM Country Albums 5


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Mark Chesnutt". Robert Christgau.