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Clint Black Biography
A country music traditionalist from Texas, Clint Black was one
of the first artists to kick-start the mass-market popularity of
country in the '90s. Black is also one of the first artists of a
generation that was equally inspired by rock-oriented pop -- like '70s
singer/songwriters and '60s rock & roll -- as well as country
artists like Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, and George Jones. He offered a
shiny, marketable version of traditional country and in the process
paved the way for a new generation of country artists, particularly
Garth Brooks. After Brooks broke through into the pop mainstream,
Black's career began to fade somewhat, but he remained one of the most
popular and acclaimed vocalists of the '90s.
Black was born in New Jersey but raised in Katy, TX, a suburb of
Houston. As a child, he listened to both country and rock & roll,
but he didn't begin playing guitar until the age of 13, when he started
playing harmonica. Two years later, he began writing songs, as well as
performing in his brother Kevin's band, where he played bass and sang.
In the early '80s, he began busking on the streets of Katy, eventually
working his way into coffeehouses, bars, and nightclubs.
In 1987, Clint met Hayden Nicholas, a guitarist and songwriter who had
a home studio. Nicholas and Black began collaborating together, writing
songs and recording demos; Nicholas would become the bandleader for
Black, playing lead guitar and co-writing a large majority of his hit
singles. A tape of their songs made its way to Bill Ham, the manager of
ZZ Top. Impressed with the tape, Ham became Black's manager; the singer
had a contract with RCA Nashville by the end of 1988.
A Better Man, Black's first single, was released early in 1989 and it
went to number one -- he was the first new male country artist to have
a number one hit with his debut single in 15 years. Black was an
immediate sensation throughout country music and he played the Grand
Ole Opry in April, one month before his debut album, Killin' Time, was
released. Killin' Time was an immediate hit, going gold within six
months and spawning four other hit singles, including the number ones
Killin' Time, Nobody's Home, and Walkin' Away. At the end of
1989, he won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, as well
that organization's Best Male Vocalist Award. He also won Best Album,
Best Single, Best Male Vocalist, and Best New Male Vocalist awards from
the Academy of Country Music and the NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year
Award. By the end of 1990, Killin' Time sold over two million copies in
Black released his second album, Put Yourself in My Shoes, in 1990.
Like the debut, Put Yourself in My Shoes was a major success, spawning
four Top Ten hits ( Put Yourself in My Shoes, One More Payment, and
the number ones Loving Blind and Where Are You Now ), selling over
two million copies, and peaking at number 18 on the pop charts. Even
though it sold well, it didn't receive the same critical acclaim as the
debut. Nevertheless, Black was named Best Male Vocalist that same year.
Throughout 1990, Black was on tour with Alabama and appearing on
television shows across the country. In 1991, several singles from Put
Yourself in My Shoes charted and he was inducted into the Grand Ole
Opry. On New Year's Eve of 1991, he married the television actress Lisa
Black began 1992 in a lawsuit with his manager. Black claimed that his
original contract gave Ham too large of a percentage of the singer's
royalties and publishing rights. For seven months he was embroiled in
the lawsuit, during which he was recording his third album. By the
summer, the suit was settled and his new album, The Hard Way, finally
was released. The Hard Way received positive reviews and became an
immediate hit, peaking at number two on the country charts and crossing
over into the pop Top Ten. The first single from the album, We Tell
Ourselves, reached number one that summer. Black began a lengthy world
tour in June of 1992 to support The Hard Way.
Although it was a success, The Hard Way wasn't as popular as Black's
first two records, selling no more than a million copies. Released in
1993, No Time to Kill, his fourth album, continued the stagnation in
his record sales, even though its sales were more than respectable --
the album went platinum and spawned the hit single When My Ship Comes
In. During the fall of 1994, Black released his fifth album, One
Emotion, followed a year later by the seasonal effort Looking for
Christmas. Nothin' But the Taillights appeared after a two-year hiatus,
and in 1999 Black celebrated a decade of recording with D'Lectrified.
Several hits collections followed into the new millennium. In 2004,
Black returned with Spend My Time, his first batch of new material in
over six years, closely followed by Drinkin' Songs & Other Logic in
2005. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Written by Stephen Thomas Erlewine