Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country
musicís brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black has
transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music
industry. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a
benchmark in any artistís career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for
major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than
20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While itís well-known that Black
is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is
also proficient on drums and harmonica.
Blackís continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of Country
music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989
debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the Triple Platinum Killiní Time,
marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the
genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.
Released while Black was still an unknown Texas-based artist and writer, Killiní
Time boasted five #1 hits Ė unprecedented from a debut album in any genre Ė and
won Black a collection of awards that included: Country Music Association Horizon
Award, Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, American Music
Awards Favorite New Male Country Artist, Academy of Country Music Best New
Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Best Male Vocalist, Academy of Country
Music Album of the Year (Killiní Time), and Academy of Country Music Single of the
Year (ďA Better ManĒ).