I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

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All Music Guide - Martin Monkman
What do we make of Mark Chesnutt's foray into crossover territory? The bulk of I Don't Want to Miss a Thing is smooth new country, retaining the elements of neo-traditionalism that characterize the best of Chesnutt's earlier albums. There's a nice mix of material, ranging from the tender "Tonight I'll Let My Memories Take Me Home" to the honky tonk of "That's the Way You Make an Ex," which seems to be an homage to George Strait's "All My Ex's Live in Texas." There's also the witty "My Way Back Home," the tale of a man who returns back to "home sweet mobile home" to find that his woman has left him, literally, homeless, and the vaguely Cajun "Jolie." If I Don't Want to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Martin Monkman
What do we make of Mark Chesnutt's foray into crossover territory? The bulk of I Don't Want to Miss a Thing is smooth new country, retaining the elements of neo-traditionalism that characterize the best of Chesnutt's earlier albums. There's a nice mix of material, ranging from the tender "Tonight I'll Let My Memories Take Me Home" to the honky tonk of "That's the Way You Make an Ex," which seems to be an homage to George Strait's "All My Ex's Live in Texas." There's also the witty "My Way Back Home," the tale of a man who returns back to "home sweet mobile home" to find that his woman has left him, literally, homeless, and the vaguely Cajun "Jolie." If I Don't Want to Miss a Thing ended there, this would be another good, but not necessarily great, Mark Chesnutt album. But overshadowing the other nine songs on the album is the title track. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" was penned by Diane Warren, best known for writing hit adult contemporary ballads for the likes of Cher and Celine Dion. The song's first appearance was on the Armageddon movie soundtrack, where it became a major hit for Aerosmith in 1998. While Aerosmith's rendition was over the top, Chesnutt tames the beast, even as the arrangement builds to a dangerously bombastic climax toward the end. On "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Chesnutt proves he can sing power ballads with the best of them. But that one of the best honky tonk singers of his generation starts tackling this sort of material says a lot about the state of traditional country in Nashville, none of it good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/9/1999
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 008817003528
  • Catalog Number: 70035
  • Sales rank: 106,554

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Chesnutt Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar
Wayne Toups Accordion
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello Bass
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Pat Flynn Acoustic Guitar
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Conductor
Owen Hale Drums
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan Organ, Synthesizer, Piano
Michael Rhodes Bass
Tom Roady Percussion
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Glenn Worf Bass
Curtis Young Background Vocals
John Barlow Jarvis Organ, Piano
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson Harmonica
Natalie Grant Background Vocals
Tim Davis Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Robert Charles Engineer
Greg Droman Engineer
The Nashville String Machine Contributor
Mark Wright Producer
Ronnie Thomas Mastering
Melanie Shelley grooming
Joe Hayden Engineer
Tim Coyle Engineer
Hank Williams Mastering
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