Chesnutt Of My Heart

Back in the early to mid-'90s, I had the biggest crush on my friend Jon. When we hung out there was always this undercurrent between us that said we were a good match...in my mind anyway. Unfortunately, youth on both our sides and naïvete on mine resulted in nothing happening. And to this very day, I'll always consider him the one that got away. At that same time, I was in my C&W phase, where every song stabbed my heart like a dagger...or at least encouraged me to drink beer. Mark Chesnutt did the most damage with "I Just Wanted You to Know," his song about, well, the one that got away. I drove to the nearest Sound Warehouse, bought the CD and declared Chesnutt my hero, the man who really got what heartache and longing meant. Truer words were never sung: "'Cause now and then what might have been interferes with what might be." If you missed him at the State Fair, catch Chesnutt at Billy Bob's, 2520 Rodeo Plaza in Fort Worth, 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 to $15. Call 817-624-7117 or visit billybobstexas.com.
Sat., May 19, 10:30 p.m.
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Rich Lopez