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Clint Black
Clint Black in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on October 26, 2006.
Clint Black in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on October 26, 2006.
Background information
Birth name Clint Patrick Black
Born February 4, 1962 (1962-02-04) (age 46)
Origin Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Record producer
Actor
Instrument(s) Vocals
Rhythm guitar
Harmonica
Years active 1989-present
Label(s) RCA Nashville
Equity
Associated acts Lisa Hartman Black
Steve Wariner
Website ClintBlack.com

Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is a Grammy Award-winning American neotraditional country music singer-songwriter and record producer. Signed to RCA Records in 1989, Black made his debut with his Killin' Time album, which produced four straight Number One singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x681, 301 KB)Dwight McCann,http://www. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County Long Branch is a City in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Equity Music Group is a country music record label founded in 2003. ... Lisa Hartman (b. ... Steve Wariner Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is a American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Neotraditional country, also known as new traditional country, is a country music style that rejects most elements of modern Top 40 country music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Hot Country Singles & Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Although his momentum gradually slowed throughout the 1990s, Black consistently charted hit songs into the 2000s. To date, he has amassed more than thirty singles on the U.S. Billboard country charts (of which thirteen have reached Number One), in addition to releasing nine studio albums and several compilation albums. In 2003, Black founded his own record label, Equity Music Group, whose roster also includes Little Big Town, Carolina Rain, Kevin Fowler, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and Mark Wills. Equity Music Group is a country music record label founded in 2003. ... Little Big Town is an American country music vocal group. ... Carolina Rain is an American country music trio. ... Kevin Fowler at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo 2007 as spokesman for the The Texas water safety campaign, Nobodys Waterproof. ... Carolyn Dawn Johnson (born April 30, 1971) is a Canadian Juno award winning country music singer and songwriter. ... Mark Wills (born Daryl Mark Williams on August 8, 1973) is an American country singer. ...


Black has also ventured into acting, having made a cameo appearance in the 1994 film Maverick, as well as a starring role in 1998's Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack. Maverick is a 1994 comedy Western movie, based on the 1950s television series Maverick, and created by Roy Huggins. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Black was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and grew up in Katy, Texas, the youngest of four brothers. Black took a passionate interest in music at age 13 teaching himself to play the harmonica, then guitar and bass guitar as well. He dropped out of Stratford High School (Houston, Texas) to play in his brother's band and played the local club circuit around Houston, Texas as he also ventured into songwriting. Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County Long Branch is a City in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Katy is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Houston redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...


Career

Black and his friend Hayden Nicholas began playing and writing songs together, soon signing with Bill Ham (manager of ZZ Top, among others) at RCA Records. To date Black has sold several million albums worldwide. Clint's first single, "A Better Man", landed him a #1 country hit, as did the next three singles off his debut album, Killin' Time; the album itself was also #1 in album sales. He swept the Country Music Association's awards in 1989, winning in six different categories. James Hayden Nicholas (born 1957) is a talented country guitarist and songwriter. ... Bill Mack Ham (b. ... ZZ Top (pronounced ) is an American hard rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... A Better Man is also the name of a single by the band Thunder. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Black's second album, Put Yourself in My Shoes, did not meet with as much critical acclaim as his debut, but nonetheless still included several hit singles. He began touring with Alabama and soon married actress Lisa Hartman. A royalty-lawsuit with Bill Ham was ongoing while Black recorded his third album, The Hard Way, which received mixed reviews but became almost as successful as the previous two. His next albums were popular within the country music scene, although his neo-trad approach to music would become less popular over time. Despite being one of the most popular acts of the 1990s, he would land only one Top 5 hit in the 2000s, a duet with his friend Steve Wariner. Put Yourself In My Shoes is a 1990 (see 1990 in music) album by neotraditionalist country singer Clint Black. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lisa Hartman (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steve Wariner Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is a American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ...


After parting ways with longtime record label RCA, Clint started his own record label, Equity Music Group, in late 2003. Clint has released two mainstream records on his own label, as well as a Christmas album and a collection of love songs. Equity Music Group is a country music record label founded in 2003. ...


On March 11th, 2008, Black released his first ever digital EP, available for download on all digital websites. Titled "The Long Cool EP," the collection features Black’s brand new single, "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)", as well as his recent single, "The Strong One," and a new duet with his wife Lisa, titled "You Still Get to Me". The iTunes version of the EP features an exclusive fourth bonus track: Harry Nilsson’s hit "Everybody’s Talkin’." All of these songs will also be found on his next full-length studio release, Long Cool Woman, in stores July 22nd.[1]

Clint Black's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Clint Black's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Alongside his musical career, Clint has also tried his hand in acting. He has appeared in TV shows such as Wings, King of the Hill, Hope and Faith, Hot Properties and in Las Vegas as himself, not to mention a major role in The Larry Sanders Show (Season 3, episode 16), and an appearance in the final episode of the series, where he sings "A Bad Goodbye" to Larry. He has also had roles in movies such as Maverick, Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack, Going Home, and Anger Management. Image File history File links Clint_Black_Walk_of_Fame_4-20-06. ... Image File history File links Clint_Black_Walk_of_Fame_4-20-06. ... Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990 to May 14, 1997. ... This article is about the television program. ... Hope & Faith is an American sitcom airing on ABC in the United States, starring Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa. ... The cast of Hot Properties Hot Properties was an ensemble comedy featuring four women working together in a Manhattan real estate office. ... Las Vegas is a dramatic comedy, or dramedy, television series about a team of people working in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino in Las Vegas—dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, ranging from valet parking and restaurant management to casino security. ... The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ... Maverick is a 1994 comedy Western movie, based on the 1950s television series Maverick, and created by Roy Huggins. ... Going Home was a TV soap opera screened on the [SBS] network in Australia from 2000 - 2001. ... This article is about the psychotherapy technique. ...


For his contribution to the recording industry, Black has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Black was a contestant on the short lived CBS reality show "Secret Talents of the Stars," which debuted on April 8th, 2008. Black's secret talent was stand-up comedy. After making it through the first round, he was scheduled to perform again in the semifinals on April 22nd, 2008. [2] However, CBS announced that after airing just one episode they would cancel the series.


Personal life

Black and his wife Lisa Hartman have a daughter, Lily Pearl, and live in Nashville, Tennessee. Clint is also the father of a daughter, Chelsea. Lisa Hartman (b. ... Nashville redirects here. ...


Discography

Main article: Clint Black discography

Filmography

  • Anger Management (2003) - Masseur
  • Going Home (2000) - Dr. Warren
  • Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack (1998) - Cadillac Jack Favor
  • Maverick (1994) - Sweet-Faced Gambler

This article is about the psychotherapy technique. ... Maverick is a 1994 comedy Western movie, based on the 1950s television series Maverick, and created by Roy Huggins. ...

References

  • "Clint Black". CMT. Retrieved September 15, 2006.
  • "About Clint". Clint Black Official Web Site. Retrieved September 15, 2006.
  • Equity Music Group - Press. Retrieved September 15, 2006.
  • "CBS reveals 'Secret Talents of the Stars' cast, series to debut April 8" [1]. Retrieved March 24, 2008.

Notes

  1. ^ http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=188974822
  2. ^ http://www.cbs.com/primetime/secret_talents_of_the_stars

External links

  • Official website
Put Yourself In My Shoes is a 1990 (see 1990 in music) album by neotraditionalist country singer Clint Black. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... No Time To Kill is a 1993 (see 1993 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. ... One Emotion is a 1994 (see 1994 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. ... Nothin But the Taillights is a 1997 (see 1997 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. ... Dlectrified is a 1999 (see 1999 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. ... Spend My Time is a 2004 (see 2004 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. ... Drinkin Songs and Other Logic is a 2005 (see 2005 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. ... Greatest Hits is a 1996 (see 1996 in music) compilation album by country singer Clint Black. ... Greatest Hits II is a 2001 (see 2001 in music) compilation album by country singer Clint Black. ... The Love Songs is a 2007 (see 2007 in music) album by country singer Clint Black. ... James Hayden Nicholas (born 1957) is a talented country guitarist and songwriter. ... Bill Mack Ham (b. ... Lisa Hartman (b. ... Equity Music Group is a country music record label founded in 2003. ... Steve Wariner Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is a American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ...

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