Clint Black Bio - Biography

Name Clint Black
Height 5' 9"
Naionality American
Date of Birth 4 February 1962
Place of Birth Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Famous for
With Hayden Nicholas, Clint Black recorded their demo, which eventually made its way to Bill Hamm from ZZ Top. With Hamm as his manager, Black was signed to RCA Records in 1987.

Soon, Black scored an immediate hit with the first single “A Better Man” (1989), which topped the country music charts. His No.1 debut album Killin’ Time (1989, went gold) also set off three other chart-ruling tracks: “Nobody’s Home,” “Walkin’ Away” and the title track. Furthermore, Black harvested two Academy Of Country Music awards, two Country Music Association awards, a TNN/Music City News award, an American Music award and a Nashville Songwriters Association award.

Black’s sophomore recording Put Yourself in My Shoes (1990) continued his debut success with two million copies sold. Peaking at No.18 on the pop charts, Put Yourself featured No.1 hits “Loving Blind” and “Where Are You Now,” as well as Top Ten songs “One More Payment” and the title song. The singer then brought home two Country awards and an Academy Of Country Music award.

While going through a royalty-lawsuit with Bill Hamm, Black recorded The Hard Way (1992), which arrived at No.2 on the country charts and achieved the Top Ten position on the pop charts. Despite the strength of the No.1 single “We Tell Ourselves,” the recording sold no more than a million copies.

The album No Time to Kill (1993), with the first single “When My Ship Comes In,” fared much better with platinum status and a Country award. The singers next made Country Music Association award-winning efforts by collaborating with George Jones in “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” (1993), as well as by contributing in the tribute album Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles (1994). Black also received three Country awards for his album One Emotion (1994). At the same time, the country singer tried the screen world with the role of a sweet-faced gambler in the western movie Maverick (1994).

Following the holiday recording Looking for Christmas (1995), Black issued the studio album Nothin’ But the Taillights (1997) and won a Country award in 1998. After taking part in the Grammy-winning all-star single “Same Old Train” (1998), he released the album D’Lectrified (1999).

Meanwhile, Black was also seen on TV, alongside his wife, playing the title role in the fact-based TV film Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack (1998). He next voiced the guest character Chad in the animated series “King of the Hill” (1999) and played Dr. Warren in the TV drama Going Home (2000). Three years later, the artist appeared in the comedy movie Anger Management, starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.

“I was happy with myself and had unprecedented success and blah, blah, blah and established myself. I had 31 Top 10 hits and I thought I was having a pretty good ratio, but the record company was really beating hard on me to stop doing that. So, finally, after 10 or 12 years my contract ran out and I started Equity.”

Withdrawing from RCA, Black formed the Equity Music Group in late 2003. Other artists signing with his label include Little Big Town, Carolina Rain, Kevin Fowler, Buddy Jewell and Laura Bryna. With his own label, Black has released such albums as Spend My Time (2004) and Drinkin’ Songs Other Logic (2005). Also in 2005, the country artist guest starred in the sitcom “Hot Properties,” as Marley.

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