popular country singer with the Texas twang was born Clint Patrick
Black on February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey.
youngest of four boys, Clint later moved with his family to Katy,
Texas where, as a teenager, he was already self-taught in the
guitar and harmonica.
dropping out of high school, Black played in his brother's band
at local gigs around Houston before signing on with RCA records.
first album, "Killin' Time", immediately rose to No.
1 on the country music charts along with hit singles (including
the monster hit "A Better Man") taking top position
and garnering the 27-year-old freshman singer a total of six wins
at the 1989 Country
Musica Association Awards.
rose to become one of the most popular country music acts throughout
the 1990's as he toured the country with various artists, and
released several more albums including the wildly popular "Put
Yourself in My Shoes", following up with his almost equally
successful third album, "The Hard Way."
way, Black married actress and singer Lisa
Hartman in 1991 (their daughter, Lily
Pearl, was born in 2001) and later performed a hit 1999 duet
with his wife that topped the charts in "When I Said I Do".
Meanwhile, the singer's various forays into TV
and movie acting roles also earned him a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame
In 2008, Black
released his first digital EP featuring his latest hits, "Long
Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" and "The Strong One"
released as a CD in July.
More about Clint Black around the Web:
- The official site with biography, complete discography, photo
gallery, streaming audio, lyrics, tour dates & schedule, wallpapers
& buddy icons.
Black - Wikipedia - Detailed biography with early and
current career highlights, related references & resources.