Chesnutt Signs to Vivaton

Mark Chesnutt has signed to the new independent Vivaton label, joining a roster that also includes Chely Wright. The deal reunites him with label vice president Shelia Shipley Biddy, a former MCA/Decca executive who worked to promote Chesnutt’s numerous hit singles to radio throughout the 1990s. A new single is slated for a mid-summer release, with a studio album to follow in September.