Clint Black is an American country music singer, musician, and songwriter. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, actor, and record producer. Black was signed to RCA Records, which is owned by Sony Music. He later formed his own music label, Equity Music Group. He began his career in 1989.
Clint Black Biography And Age | Birthday
Black was born Clint Patrick Black on February 4, 1962, in Long Branch, New Jersey. He is 57 years old as of 2019. He is originally from Katy, Texas.
Black learned how to play harmonica by age 13. He wrote his first song when he was 14. When he was 15 years old, he had known how to play the guitar.
He joined his elder brothers in their band. Their family would host backyard barbecues and invite neighbors to listen to the boys. This boosted their reputation as it attracted more than 70 people.
Clint dropped out of high school so as to play with his brothers. He then broke off and started performing solo.
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Clint Black Family And Siblings
He is the son of Ann Black and G. A. Black. G. A. died at the age of 78. He died from an apparent suicide in 2012.
Black has three brothers; Mark, Kevin, and Brian. He is the youngest of all. All of them take the surname ‘Black’ from their father.
Clint Black Wife
Black is the husband of Lisa Hartman. After keeping their affair a secret since 1990, they got married in 1991. Though their marriage faced hardships, they still stand strong.
Clint Black Children | Daughter
Black and Lisa have one child. Lisa gave birth to Lily Pearl Black in May 2001. She was born in California.Clint Black
Clint Black Educational Background
Black studied at Katy High School. He later joined Stratford High School. He dropped out so as to join his brothers’ band.
Clint Black Career
Clint was attracted to a variety of musical genres. In the early 1980s, he chose to focus on country music.
In 1989, Black signed with RCA Records. RCA was considered as one of the most aggressive labels in country music. He released his first album, Killin’ Time, in 1989. The album was a success. In 1990, it reached number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Still in 1989, Black made his debut with the single entitled ‘A Better Man’. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs in June. For the first time in 14 years, a debut single by a male artist peaked the chart.
In 1990, after a survey done by the Los Angeles Times, Black was placed second. The survey was on whose albums could be expected to sell the most records over the next seven years. Black was two votes behind Garth Brooks in the poll.
Black released his second album in 1990. The album was titled ‘Put Yourself In My Shoes’. It hit number two on the country chart. It was also among the top 20 on the pop album charts. The album got success due to a change in calculating album sales.
Clint toured with stars like Alabama, the popular Amrican country and Southern rock band.
Clint sued his manager, Bill Ham, in 1992. He sued him for breach of contract. Ham countersued. He blamed the initial lawsuit on poor advice from Black’s new personal assistant, Jonni Hartman, his mother-in-law.
Clint had sold over 5 million copies of his first two albums by mid-1992. He then released his third album, ‘The Hard Way’, in July. The delay in its release was caused by difficulties from Ham’s case. The album was to be released in the previous year.
Black launched his third album in mid-1996. He did this so as to promote it. The tour went on for 11 months. Black gave the album a new look, changing the dressing style. He left his trademark hat.
Roughly after ‘The Hard Way’, Black released ‘No Time to Kill’. It was his fourth album. It got mixed reviews from the public. Black also did a duet with Wynonna Judd. The song, ‘A Bad Goodbye’, was stated to be ‘the type of radio-ready, big-production ballad…..’ by the Houston Chronicles.
Black released ‘One Emotion’ in 1995. It was a platinum-certified album in the U. S. The album was a huge success. Black, in 1996, became the fourth country music singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1997, Clint released his other album; ‘Nothin’ but the Taillights’. It did not receive positive reviews. Many famous people critisized it. Black slightly ventured into Big Band Jazz in 1998. He did a cover of the Christmas song, ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’. He later did the soundtrack of the animated movie of the song.
‘D’lectrified’, Clint’s album, was released in 1998. It fully depended on acoustic instruments. Three of the songs in the album were remakes of his singles.
Black took a break from his career after his wife gave birth. He was on a three-year break. During his break, he fromed his own recored label, Equity Music Group. The new label operated differently from RCA. Black released his first album, ‘Spend My Time’, under the label.
Black has over 15 albums to his name up to now. He is known as one among America’s country music legends and his legacy still lives on.
Black also ventured into films and television shows. He has appeared on various Tv shows such as ‘Nashville Star’ and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. He has appeared in films such as ‘Anger Management’ (2003).
Apart from singing and acting, Clint is also a songwriter. He wrote songs for various artist who were signed to RCA records at that time.
Clint Black Singing Style
Black looks up to stars like Willie Nelson as role models. His main style is traditional. His voice almost sounds like that of Merle Haggard. He learnt harmonica by himself at an early age. This was together with the guitar and bass.
Clint Black Songs
- 1989: Killin’ Time
- 1990: Put Yourself in My Shoes
- 1992: The Hard Way
- 1993: No Time to Kill
- 1994: One Emotion
- 1995: Looking for Christmas
- 1997: Nothin’ but the Taillights
- 1999: D’lectrified
- 2004: Spend My Time
- 2004: Christmas with You
- 2005: Drinkin’ Songs and Other Logic
- 2015: On Purpose
- 1996: Greatest Hits
- 2001: Greatest Hits II
- 2007: The Love Songs
- 2013: When I Said I Do
Clint Black Movies and TV Shows
- Flicka: Country Pride (2012)
- Flicka 2 (2010)
- Anger Management (2003)
- Going Home (2000)
- Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack (1998)
- Maverick (1994)
- Wings “I Love Brian” (1993)
- Montana Christmas Skies (1991)
Clint Black Awards
Academy of Country Music
- 1989 Album of the Year – “Killin’ Time”
- 1989 Top Male Vocalist
- 1989 Top New Male Vocalist
- 1989 Single of the Year – “A Better Man”
- 1999 Vocal Event of the Year with Lisa Hartman Black – “When I Said I Do”
American Music Awards
- 1990 Favorite Country New Artist
Country Music Association
- 1989 Horizon Award
- 1990 Male Vocalist of the Year
Clint Black Duet
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black – When I Said I Do. (2005) Full Screen. Best Quality-YouTube
Clint Black Height
Black stands at a height of 1.7 meters. This is also 5 feet 9 inches. He is of average height.
Clint Black Disease
Black has Rett Syndrome. This is a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development. It is mostly common with the female gender. His niece died of the disease.
Black is an advocate for women and girls, who he calls ‘Rett’s Angels’. He raises his voice on their behalf, since they can’t communicate verbally.
Clint Black Net Worth
Black has built most of his wealth through the music industry. He owns houses in Long Branch and Katy. He lives a luxurious life with his family. The star has a net worth of $25 million (25 million dollars).
Clint Black Nationality
Clint is American. He was born and raised on American soil. He has American citizenship.
Clint Black Residence
Black has homes both in Long Branch and Katy. He and his wife moved to Nashville in 2002. They previously resided in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles.
Clint Black Tour | Website
For Black’s upcoming events and tours, and fan club, visit his website at https://www.clintblack.com/