1998 Mark Nesler – I’m Just That Way

Mark Nesler (born January 5, 1961 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American country music artist. Signed to Elektra Records as a recording artist in 1998, Nesler charted three singles on the U.S. Billboard country charts. In addition, he has written several singles for other country music artists, including Tim McGraw’s “Just to See You Smile”, a song which Billboard ranked as the Number One country single of 1998.

Nesler played guitar at an early age. Inspired by the bluegrass music his father listened to, he soon learned to play banjo as well. After graduating high school, he played in a band called the Two Dollar Pistols. In 1994, he was signed to a songwriting deal with MCA Publishing, and soon joined Tracy Byrd’s touring band. Byrd also recorded and released “Heaven in My Woman’s Eyes”, which Nesler wrote, as a single in 1996.

In 1998, Nesler scored his first Number One as a songwriter, when Tim McGraw spent six weeks at Number One on the Billboard country music charts with “Just to See You Smile”. The same year, Nesler’s first album was released on Asylum Records. Its leadoff single, “Used to the Pain”, peaked at No. 47 on the country charts. The album also produced his highest-charting single in “Slow Down” at No. 46, followed by “Baby Ain’t Rockin’ Me Right” at No. 62. He also co-wrote Aaron Tippin’s late-1998 single “For You I Will.”



1 Doing What’s Right 3:19
2 Used To The Pain 3:26
3 The Part I Don’t Understand 3:23
4 Slow Down 3:33
5 I’m Just That Way 3:31
6 Baby Ain’t Rocking Me Right 3:36
7 Going Crazy 3:05
8 It’s Nothing But A Heartache 3:36
9 Love Her For Me 3:22
10 Not As Simple As That 3:01


Bass David Hungate
Bass Willie Weeks
Drums Eddie Bayers
Drums Paul Leim
Guitar Steve Gibson
Guitar Brent Mason
Steel Guitar Mike Johnson
Steel Guitar Paul Franklin
Steel Guitar Sonny Garrish
Steel Guitar John Hughey
Acoustic Guitar Mark Nesler
Acoustic Guitar Steve Gibson
Acoustic Guitar Pat Bergeson
Acoustic Guitar Larry Byrom
12 String Guitar Brent Mason
Dobro Jerry Douglas
Mandolin Steve Gibson
Fender Rhodes Steve Nathan
Organ Steve Nathan
Piano Steve Nathan
Piano Matt Rollings
Wurlitzer Steve Nathan
Fiddle Stuart Duncan
Fiddle Aubrey Haynie
Percussion Eddie Bayers
Percussion Paul Leim
Background Vocals Roy Crosby
Background Vocals Tom Flora
Background Vocals Curtis Wright
Vocals Mark Nesler