​An Evening with Clint Black

Monday, October 13, 2014

This season, The Lyric is excited to welcome legendary country singer-songwriter, Clint Black, to the stage. With over 100 songs written and 20 million albums sold worldwide, Black has firmly established himself as one of the most successful musicians of all time. Excelling not only as a singer and guitarist, but as a drummer and harmonica player as well, Black is an artist rooted in country music history, but unafraid to explore and transcend genres.

In An Evening with Clint Black, Black will perform many of his most popular country music classics as well as some songs you might not have heard. Through his unique synthesis of traditional country twang and more contemporary pop melodies, Black demonstrates his deep understanding of country music history while asserting its relevance to a modern audience. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear country music legend Clint Black perform some of his greatest hits in a remarkably intimate setting.

Beginning his career in the early 1980s, Clint Black was immediately drawn to the traditional style of country music, inspired by major stars such as George Strait and Reba McEntire. Working part-time as a construction worker and bait cutter while pursuing his music career, Black finally got his break in 1989 with the release of his first album, Killin’ Time, featuring some of his most celebrated hits including “Nobody’s Home,” “Walking Away,” and the eponymous “Killin’ Time.” The first single off of the album, A Better Man, reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in June of 1989, making Clint Black the first male solo artist in 14 years with a debut single at the top of the chart. Killin’ Time immediately went triple-platinum and is now celebrated as one of the 100 greatest country music albums of all time. Since 1989, Black has continued to have enormous success as an artist, earning over six awards, including CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, and earning a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

In the late 1990s, Clint Black left his original record label to settle down and start a family. However, Black couldn’t resist his calling for very long, returning to the music industry only a few years after the birth of his daughter. In 2003, Black founded Equity Music Group, an artist-friendly recording company, and began to help other aspiring young musicians enjoy the same success that he did. Equity Music Group did just that, launching the careers of a number of musical groups, most notably the country vocal ensemble Little Big Town. Aside from his music career, Clint Black has made his mark on a number of other sectors of the entertainment industry from the stage to the big screen. Black has appeared in a number of films, including Maverick, Going Home, and Flicka 2. Clint Black has also appeared on television in the animated series King of the Hill and the primetime reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice. More recently, the country veteran has begun developing a Broadway show celebrating the life of his longtime friend and fellow musician Roy Rogers.