Chesnutt Splits with MCA

Mark Chesnutt and MCA Records have arrived at a “mutual decision” to part ways. Chesnutt’s publicist confirmed his split with the label Tuesday (Oct. 31). The singer released Lost in the Feeling, his ninth album, on Oct. 17. Chesnutt’s first charted single, “Too Cold at Home,” went to No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Singles chart in October 1990. During his tenure with MCA and sister label Decca, Chesnutt recorded four platinum albums and charted eight No. 1 singles including “Brother Jukebox” and “I’ll Think of Something.” Chesnutt’s previous album was 1999’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, which went to No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. A spokeswoman for MCA would not comment on the split. Chesnutt’s rep says he is shopping for a new record deal.