AUSTIN, Texas, March 6, 2023 — The 2023 Austin Heart Ball will be held Saturday, May 20 at the JW Marriott Austin and will feature Honky Tonk Legend and Texas native Mark Chesnutt. The annual gala is a culmination of the year-round American Heart Association Heart of Austin campaign, an initiative uniting community leaders to invest and make an impact in improving the health of all Central Texans. The Heart Ball marks a moment in time to reflect, honor and celebrate the progress made through the determination, dedication and passion of all who support the Heart of Austin.

With 14 number one hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records, Chesnutt has been a staple in country music since busting on the scene in 1989 when he signed with MCA Nashville.

Hailing from Beaumont, Texas, Chesnutt learned the ropes from his father, Bob Chesnutt, but quickly made a name for himself on Music Row as “one of country music’s most authentic and talented vocalists”. The 1993 Country Music Association (CMA) Horizon Award Winner, Chesnutt is one of Billboard’s Ten Most-Played Radio Artists of the 90’s thanks to singles like “Bubba Shot the Jukebox”, “Goin’ Through the Big D” and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”.

The 2023 Austin Heart Ball is presented by St. David’s HealthCare and locally sponsored by Texas Mutual, Centre for Neuro Skills, Alfred, Williams & Company, DPR Construction, HCA Healthcare Foundation, HealthCare Facilities Development, Texas Capital Bank, SpawGlass, and Endeavor. Attendees will enjoy a fabulous evening of dining, dancing and an exciting auction.

The Heart of Austin campaign and the Heart Ball support the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, which aims to reduce barriers to health care access and quality. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focuses on heart and brain health. For more information on how to support the American Heart Association or how to reserve your spot at the Austin Heart Ball, visit or contact Ty Fleeman at


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