Mark Chesnutt performs “Almost Goodbye” Official Music Video.

The song it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for 20 weeks. It would also reach # 2 on the Canada Country Tracks (RPM) charts. The song was included in Mark's fourth studio album, Almost Goodbye (MCA 1993)

YouTube Mark Chesnutt Channel
YouTube Mark Chesnutt Channel

Almost Goodbye

Cd single cover Mark Chesnutt ( MCA 1993 )
Cd single cover Mark Chesnutt ( MCA 1993 )

Almost goodbye, a song written by Billy Livsey and Don Schlitz, was recorded by Mark Chesnut for the MCA label, was recorded in March 1993, in Javelina Recording, Nashville, TN, in the recording session of the album, Mark was accompanied by: Pat Flynn (acoustic guitar), Glenn Gordon (acustic guitar), Biff Watson (acustic guitar), Brent Rowan (electric guitar), Paul Franklin (steel), David Hungate and Bob Wray (bass), Owen Hale and Paul Leim (drums), Lynn Peterzell (percussion), Rob Hajacos (fiddle), The Nashville String Machine (strings), Wayne Toups (accordion), Pig Robbins (piano), Steve Nathan and Matt Rollings (keyboards), Bergen White, Jana King, Lisa Silver, Curtis Young, John Wesley Ryles, Tom Flora, Christopher Harris and Dennis Wilson (background vocals). With the production of Mark Wright, the song was released on August 30, 1993, on November 20 it reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for 20 weeks. It would also reach # 2 on the Canada Country Tracks (RPM) charts. It was the fourth number one in Mark’s career.



Album cover Mark Chesnutt ( MCA 1993 )
Album cover Mark Chesnutt ( MCA 1993 )

The song was included in Mark’s fourth studio album, Almost Goodbye (MCA 1993), the album was released on June 22, 1993, October 2, 1993, reached number 6 on the US Top Country charts Albums, remained a total of 61 weeks in the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, reached # 7. It was also the third consecutive album to receive RIAA platinum certification in the United States.

“Almost goodbye” is not only the best love song in the Chesnutt catalog, it is one of the best country music songs.





Mark Chesnutt – Almost Goodbye Lyrics

There was rain on the street last night
We stood beneath the front door light
And everything we said we made sure the neighbors heard
You called me this, I called you that
Standing on the welcome mat
Everything we felt it all came down to just one word
But you couldn’t say it and I couldn’t say it

You know I tried my best to go
I know you cried ’cause I hurt you so
It should have been easy to say that we were through
But to walk away from love was more than we could do
It was almost goodbye
Almost goodbye

Now there was sun through the blinds this morning
When I opened up my eyes
Outside I could hear a mockingbird
And I could feel your heartbeat as you layed there by my side
I thought of how the world could end with just one word
But you didn’t say it, and I didn’t say it

You know I tried my best to go
I know you cried ’cause I hurt you so
It should have been easy to say that we were through
But to walk away from love was more than we could do
It was almost goodbye
Almost goodbye

Sometimes the most important words are the ones that you leave unspoken
You know I tried my best to go
And I know you cried ’cause I hurt you so
It should have been easy to say that we were through
But to walk away from love that way was more than we could do
It was almost goodbye
Almost goodbye, no, I couldn’t say it was
Almost goodbye, oh oh
Almost goodbye.

Single Mark Chesnutt ( MCA 1993 )
Single Mark Chesnutt ( MCA 1993 )

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