Brother Jukebox

Mark Chesnutt

About Brother Jukebox

"Brother Jukebox" is a song written by Paul Craft. It was originally recorded by Don Everly, one-half of The Everly Brothers, in 1977 and reached number 96 on the country singles charts. It was later covered by Keith Whitley on I Wonder Do You Think of Me and by Mark Chesnutt on his 1990 debut album Too Cold at Home. Released in November 1990 as the album's second single, it became his first Number One country hit in the United States. It was also recorded by John Starling on his 1977 album Long Time Gone.  


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1996
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Brother Jukebox, Sister Wine, 
Mother Freedom, Father Time.
Since she left me by my self,
you're the only family I've got left.
 
I go down to that same old cafe,
where I try to wash my troubles away.
I'm still down and I'm still alone.
But it means staying home all night long.
 
Brother Jukebox, Sister Wine, 
Mother Freedom, Father Time.
Since she left me by my self,
you're the only family I've got left.
 
I go home and I climb that old stairway
and I tell myself tomorrow's  a new day.
But I know I'll just go out again,
spend my time with my new next of kin.
 
Brother Jukebox, Sister Wine, 
Mother Freedom, Father Time.
Since she left me by my self,
you're the only family I've got left.
 
Brother Jukebox, Sister Wine, 
Mother Freedom, Father Time.
Since she left me by my self,
you're the only family I've got left.
You're the only family I've got left.
You're the only family I've got left.
 
 
 

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Mark Chesnutt

Mark Nelson Chesnutt (born September 6, 1963 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American country music singer. Chesnutt recorded and released his first album, Doing My Country Thing, in the late-1980s on private independent record label, Axbar Records, with the vinyl album version now a collector's item. His national debut came in 1990 with the single, "Too Cold at Home", the debut single from his second album which was also titled Too Cold at Home. more »

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Written by: PAUL CHARLES CRAFT

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10 facts about this song

Songwriters
"Brother Jukebox" was written by Paul Craft. It has since been performed by numerous artists.
Don Everly Performance
Don Everly, a member of the famous duo "The Everly Brothers", performed his version of the song.
John Starling Interpretation
"Brother Jukebox" was also sung by Bluegrass artist John Starling, lending a different flavor to the song.
Keith Whitley Recording
Country artist Keith Whitley recorded the song for his album "Hard Act to Follow" in 1984.
Famous Cover
Mark Chesnutt's version of the song is perhaps the most well-known version. It was released in 1990 as part of his debut album and became a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Paul Craft
Aside from writing the tune, Paul Craft also recorded "Brother Jukebox" himself.
Everly Brothers
While it's not known that "The Everly Brothers" as a duo ever recorded this song, Don Everly's solo performance ties the song to this iconic country music duo.
Commercial Success
Mark Chesnutt's rendition was not just a number one country hit, it also reached the 16th spot on the Bubbling Under Hot 100, highlighting the song's wider popularity beyond country music.
Lyrics Theme
The song's lyrics represent a classic country theme, with the protagonist using music from a jukebox as a means to cope with heartbreak and loneliness.
Multiple Genres
Despite being a country song at its core, "Brother Jukebox" has been performed by artists from genres as diverse as Bluegrass (John Starling) and Rock 'n' Roll (Don Everly). This demonstrates the song's broad appeal and versatility.

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