Chanteur Country US né Clint Patrick Black le 4 février 1962 à Long Branch (New Jersey).

A country music traditionalist from Texas, Clint Black was one of the first artists to kick-start the mass-market popularity of country in the '90s. Black is also one of the first artists of a generation that was equally inspired by rock-oriented pop — like '70s singer/songwriters and '60s rock & roll — as well as country artists like Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, and George Jones. He offered a shiny, marketable version of traditional country and in the process paved the way for a new generation of country artists, particularly Garth Brooks. After Brooks broke through into the pop mainstream, Black's career began to fade somewhat, but he remained one of the most popular and acclaimed vocalists of the '90s.
Black was born in New Jersey but raised in Katy, TX, a suburb of Houston. As a child, he listened to both country and rock & roll, but he didn't begin playing guitar until the age of 13, when he started playing harmonica. Two years later, he began writing songs, as well as performing in his brother Kevin's band, where he played bass and sang. In the early '80s, he began busking on the streets of Katy, eventually working his way into coffeehouses, bars, and nightclubs.
In 1987, Clint met Hayden Nicholas, a guitarist and songwriter who had a home studio. Nicholas and Black began collaborating together, writing songs and recording demos; Nicholas would become the bandleader for Black, playing lead guitar and co-writing a large majority of his hit singles. A tape of their songs made its way to Bill Ham, the manager of ZZ Top. Impressed with the tape, Ham became Black's manager; the singer had a contract with RCA Nashville by the end of 1988.
"A Better Man," Black's first single, was released early in 1989 and it went to number one — he was the first new male country artist to have a number one hit with his debut single in 15 years. Black was an immediate sensation throughout country music and he played the Grand Ole Opry in April, one month before his debut album, Killin' Time, was released. Killin' Time was an immediate hit, going gold within six months and spawning four other hit singles, including the number ones "Killin' Time," "Nobody's Home," and "Walkin' Away." At the end of 1989, he won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, as well that organization's Best Male Vocalist Award. He also won Best Album, Best Single, Best Male Vocalist, and Best New Male Vocalist awards from the Academy of Country Music and the NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year Award. By the end of 1990, Killin' Time sold over two million copies in America.
Black released his second album, Put Yourself in My Shoes, in 1990. Like the debut, Put Yourself in My Shoes was a major success, spawning four Top Ten hits ("Put Yourself in My Shoes," "One More Payment," and the number ones "Loving Blind" and "Where Are You Now"), selling over two million copies, and peaking at number 18 on the pop charts. Even though it sold well, it didn't receive the same critical acclaim as the debut. Nevertheless, Black was named Best Male Vocalist that same year. Throughout 1990, Black was on tour with Alabama and appearing on television shows across the country. In 1991, several singles from Put Yourself in My Shoes charted and he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. On New Year's Eve of 1991, he married the television actress Lisa Hartman.
Black began 1992 in a lawsuit with his manager. Black claimed that his original contract gave Ham too large of a percentage of the singer's royalties and publishing rights. For seven months he was embroiled in the lawsuit, during which he was recording his third album. By the summer, the suit was settled and his new album, The Hard Way, finally was released. The Hard Way received positive reviews and became an immediate hit, peaking at number two on the country charts and crossing over into the pop Top Ten. The first single from the album, "We Tell Ourselves," reached number one that summer. Black began a lengthy world tour in June of 1992 to support The Hard Way.
Although it was a success, The Hard Way wasn't as popular as Black's first two records, selling no more than a million copies. Released in 1993, No Time to Kill, his fourth album, continued the stagnation in his record sales, even though its sales were more than respectable — the album went platinum and spawned the hit single "When My Ship Comes In." During the fall of 1994, Black released his fifth album, One Emotion, followed a year later by the seasonal effort Looking for Christmas. Nothin' But the Taillights appeared after a two-year hiatus, and in 1999 Black celebrated a decade of recording with D'Lectrified. Several hits collections followed into the new millennium. In 2004, Black returned with Spend My Time, his first batch of new material in over six years, closely followed by Drinkin' Songs & Other Logic in 2005.

http://www.clintblack.com

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Drums

Style musical : Traditional Country, Conteoporary Country

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ow7LmHwY

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

01/1989 SP RCA 8781-7-R (US) A Better Man / Winding Down
06/1989 SP RCA 8945-7-R (US) Killin' Time / A Better Man
10/1989 SP RCA 9078-7-R (US) Nobody's Home / Winding Down
02/1990 SP RCA 9126-7-R (US) Walkin' Away / Straight From The Factory
05/1990 SP RCA 2520-7-R (US) Walkin' Away / Straight From The Factory
06/1990 SP RCA 2596-7-R (US) Nothing's News / Live And Learn
10/1990 SP RCA 2678-7-R (US) Put Yourself In My Shoes / Live And Learn
01/1991 SP RCA 2749-7-R (US) Loving Blind / Muddy Water
04/1991 SP RCA 2819-7-R (US) One More Payment / You're Gonna Leave Me
07/1991 SP RCA 62016-7 (US) Where Are You Now / Muddy Water
09/1991 SP RCA 62061-7 (US) Hold On Partner (with Roy ROGERS) / Alive And Kickin'
05/1992 SP RCA 62294-7 (US) We Tell Ourselves / There Never Was A Train
09/1992 SP RCA 62337-7 (US) Burn One Down / Wake Up Yesterday
01/1993 SP RCA 62429-7 (US) When My Ship Comes In / Buying Time
03/1993 CD RCA 66151 (US)
State Of Mind / You Walked By / Hey Hot Rod
05/1993 SP RCA 62503-7 (US) Bad Goodbye (with Wynonna JUDD) / Hard Way
07/1993 SP RCA 62609-7 (US) No Time To Kill / Happiness Alone
11/1993 SP RCA 62700-7 (US) State Of Mind / Tuckered Out
02/1994 SP RCA 62762-7 (US) Good Run Of Bad Luck / Half The Man
05/1994 SP RCA 62878-7 (US) Half The Man / Back To Back
09/1994 SP RCA 62933-7 (US) Untanglin' My Mind / I Can Get By
12/1994 SP RCA 64267-7 (US) Wherever You Go / You Walked By
03/1995 SP RCA 64281-7 (US) Summer's Comin' / Hey Hot Rod
07/1995 SP RCA 64381-7 (US) One Emotion / You Made Me Feel
11/1995 SP RCA 64442-7 (US) Life Gets Away / Kid
08/1996 SP RCA 64603-7 (US) Like The Rain / Desperado
11/1996 SP RCA 64724-7 (US) Half Way Up / Cadillac Jack Favor
06/1997 SP RCA 64850-7 (US) Still Holdin' On (with Martina MCBRIDE) / Still Holdin' On (long version) (with Martina MCBRIDE)
09/1997 SP RCA 64961-7 (US) Something That We Do / Bitter Side Of Sweet
01/1998 SP RCA 65350-7 (US) Nothin' But The Taillights / Cadillac Jack Favor
04/1998 SP RCA 65454-7 (US) Shoes You're Wearin' / Nothin' But Taillights
08/1998 SP RCA 65585-7 (US) Loosen Up My Strings / Shoes You're Wearing
01/1999 CD RCA 65648-2 (US) You Don't Need Me Now
07/1999 SP RCA 65897-7 (US) When I Say I Do / You Don't Need Me Now
12/1999 SP RCA 65966-7 (US) Been There / When I Said I Do
06/2000 SP RCA 69005-7 (US) Love She Can't Live Without / Galaxy Song
2004 SP EQUITY (US) Spend My Time / We All Fall Down

Albums

05/1989 LP 12" RCA 1R 9668 (US) KILLIN' TIME - Straight From The Factory / Better Man / Nobody's Home / Walkin' Away / You're Gonna Leave Me Again / I'll Be Gone / Nothing's News / Winding Down / Killin' Time / Live And Learn
11/1990 CD RCA 2372 (US) PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES - Put Yourself In My Shoes / Gulf Of Mexico / One More Payment / Where Are You Now / Old Man / This Nightlife / Loving Blind / Muddy Water / Heart Like Mine / Goodnight Loving
07/1992 CD RCA 66003 (US) THE HARD WAY - We Tell Ourselves / Hard Way / Something To Cry About / Buying Time / When My Ship Comes In / Woman Has Her Way / There Never Was A Train / Good Old Days / Burn One Down / Wake Up Yesterday
03/1993 CD RCA 66151 (US) CLINT BLACK - Better Man / Gulf Of Mexico / Winding Down / Live And Learn / Muddy Water / Old Man / This Night Life / You're Gonna Leave Me Again
07/1993 CD RCA 66239 (US) NO TIME TO KILL - No Time To Kill / Thinkin' Again / Good Run Of Bad Luck / State Of Mind / Bad Goodbye / Back To Back / Half The Man / I'll Take The Tears / Happiness Alone / Tuckered Out
10/1994 CD RCA 66419 (US) ONE EMOTION - One Emotion / Summer's Comin' / Untanglin' My Mind / Wherever You Go / Change In The Air / Life Gets Away / I Can Get By / Hey Hot Rod / You Walked By / You Made Me Feel
10/1995 CD RCA 66593 (US) LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS - Finest Gift / Under The Mistletoe / Kid / Coolest Pair / Looking For Christmas / Christmas For Every Boy And Girl / Till Santa's Gone / Slow As Christmas / Birth Of The King / Looking For Christmas (reprise)
09/1996 CD RCA 666716 (US) THE GREATEST HITS - Like The Rain / Summer's Comin' / Good Run Of Bad Luck / State Of Mind / Bad Goodbye / Killin' Time / We Tell Ourselves / Half Way Up / Burn One Down / Cadillac Jack Favor / Put Yourself In My Shoes / Wherever You Go / Life Gets Away / No Time To Kill / Desperado
07/1997 CD RCA 67515 (US) NOTHIN' BUT THE TAILLIGHTS - Nothin' But The Taillights / That Something In My Life / Our Kind Of Love / Loosen Up My Strings / Still Holding On / Something That We Do / Shoes You're Wearing / You Don't Need Me Now / What I Feel Inside / You Know It All / Ode To Chet / Bitter Side Of Sweet
10/1998 CD RCA 67756 (US) SUPER HITS - Half Way Up / One Emotion / Bad Goodbye / You Walked By / Untanglin' My Mind / Chain Of Fools / Change In The Air / Life Gets Away / Desperado / I'll Take Texas / Tuckered Out
09/1999 CD RCA 67823 (US) D'LECTRIFIED - Bob Away My Blues / Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way / Hand In The Fire / Outside Intro / Galaxy Song / When I Said I Do / Been There / Dixie Lullaby / Where Your Love Won't Go / Love She Can't Live Without / Burn One Down / Who I Use To Be / Harmony / No Time To Kill / Something That We Do
10/2001 CD RCA 67005 (US) GREATEST HITS II - Shoes You're Wearing / Nothin' But The Taillights / Nothing's News / Walkin' Away / When My Ship Comes In / Something That We Do / When I Said I Do / Been There / Still Holding On / Nobody's Home / One More Payment / One Emotion / Easy For Me To Say / Little Pearl And Lily's Lullaby / Money Or Love / Put Yourself In My Shoes
01/2003 CD RCA 67075 (US) SUPER HITS - Nothin' But The Taillights / Killin' Time / Loving Blind / Like The Rain / Summer's Comin' / Where Are You Now / Nothing's News / Better Man / No Time To Kill / Something That Will Do
01/2003 CD SBME A705694 (EUR) SUPER HITS - Nothin' But The Taillights / Killin' Time / Loving Blind / Like The Rain / Summer's Comin' / Where Are You Now / Nothing's News / Better Man / No Time To Kill / Something That Will Do
09/2003 CD RCA 52551 (US) ULTIMATE - Better Man / Killin' Time / Nobody's Home / Walkin' Away / Loving Blind / Where Are You Now / We Tell Ourselves / When My Ship Comes In, Bad Goodbye / State Of Mind / Good Run Of Bad Luck / Wherever You Go / Summer's Comin' / One Emotion / Like The Rain / Something That We Do / Nothin' But The Taillights / Shoes You're Wearing / Dixie Lullaby / Been There
03/2004 CD EQUITY 3001 (US) SPEND MY TIME - Spend My Time  / We All Fall Down / My Imagination / She's Leavin' / Everything I Need / What Ever Happened / A Mind To / Just Like You And Me / The Boogie Man / Someone Else's Tears / Haywire / A Lover's Clown
07/2004 CD BMG 48808 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - When My Ship Comes In / Nothin' But The Taillights / A Better Man / Something That We Do / State Of Mind / You Don't Need Me Now / This Nightlife / Money Or Love / Bob Away My Blues / Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way
07/2004 CD COLLECTABLES 8433 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - When My Ship Comes In / Nothin' But The Taillights / A Better Man / Something That We Do / State Of Mind / You Don't Need Me Now / This Nightlife / Money Or Love / Bob Away My Blues / Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way
09/2004 CD EQUITY 3004 (US) CHRISTMAS WITH YOU - The Finest Gift / Under The Mistletoe / The Kid / The Coolest Pair / Looking For Christmas / Christmas For Every Boy And Girl / Milk And Cookies ('Til Santa's Gone) / Slow As Christmas / The Birth Of The King / Looking For Christmas (reprise) / Christmas With You / Santa's Holiday Song
04/2006 CD RCA 78245 (US) 16 BIGGEST HITS - A Better Man / Killin' Time / Nobody's Home / Put Yourself In My Shoes / Loving Blind / One More Payment / Burn One Down / Half The Man / Untanglin' My Mind / Summer's Comin' / Like The Rain / Half Way Up / Still Holding On / Nothin' But The Taillights / The Shoes You're Wearing / When I Said I Do
07/2006 3 CD MADACY 52411 (US) THE COLLECTION :
CD 1 : When My Ship Comes In / Nothin' But The Taillights / A Better Man / Something That We Do / State Of Mind / You Don't Need Me Now / This Nightlife / Money Or Love / Bob Away My Blues / Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way
CD 2 : One Emotiuon / Summer's Comin' / Untanglin' My Mind / Wherever You Go / A Change In The Air / Life Gets Away / I Can Get By / Hey Hot Rod / You Walked By / You Made Me Feel
CD 3 : Put Yourself In My Shoes / The Gulf Of Mexico / One More Payment / Where Are You Now / The Old Man / This Nightlife / Loving Blind / Muddy Water / A Heart Like Mine / The Goodnight Loving
07/2006 2 CD MADACY 52487 (US) THE COLLECTION :
CD 1 : When My Ship Comes In / Nothin' But The Taillights / A Better Man / Something That We Do / State Of Mind / You Don't Need Me Now / This Nightlife / Money Or Love / Bob Away My Blues / Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way
CD 2 : Put Yourself In My Shoes / The Gulf Of Mexico / One More Payment / Where Are You Now / The Old Man / This Nightlife / Loving Blind / Muddy Water / A Heart Like Mine / The Goodnight Loving
07/2006 3 CD MADACY 53216 (US) COLLECTOR'S EDITION :
CD 1 : When My Ship Comes In / Nothin' But The Taillights / A Better Man / Something That We Do / State Of Mind / You Don't Need Me Now / This Nightlife / Money Or Love / Bob Away My Blues / Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way
CD 2 : One Emotiuon / Summer's Comin' / Untanglin' My Mind / Wherever You Go / A Change In The Air / Life Gets Away / I Can Get By / Hey Hot Rod / You Walked By / You Made Me Feel
CD 3 : Put Yourself In My Shoes / The Gulf Of Mexico / One More Payment / Where Are You Now / The Old Man / This Nightlife / Loving Blind / Muddy Water / A Heart Like Mine / The Goodnight Loving
09/2006 CD HUX 080 (UK) KILLIN' TIME / PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES - Straight From The Factory / Better Man / Nobody's Home / Walkin' Away / You're Gonna Leave Me Again / I'll Be Gone / Nothing's News / Winding Down / Killin' Time / Live And Learn / Put Yourself In My Shoes / Gulf Of Mexico / One More Payment / Where Are You Now / Old Man / This Nightlife / Loving Blind / Muddy Water / Heart Like Mine / Goodnight Loving
01/2007 CD EQUITY 3016 (US) THE LOVE SONGS - When I Said I Do / You Made Me Feel / Something That We Do / Our Kind Of Love / My Imagination / Like The Rain / You Know It All / That Something In My Life / One Emotion / Half The Man / Easy For Me To Say / I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
06/2009 5 CD COLLECTABLES 1114 (US) ONLY THE BEST OF CLINT BLACK :
CD 1 : When My Ship Comes In / Nothin' But The Taillights / A Better Man / Something That We Do / State Of Mind / You Don't Need Me Now / This Nightlife / Money Or Love / Bob Away My Blues / Are You Sure Waylon Done It This Way
CD 2 : No Time To Kill / Thinkin' Again / A Good Run Of Bad Luck / State Of Mind / A Bad Goodbye / Back To Back / Half The Man / I'll Take Texas / Happiness Alone / Tuckered Out
CD 3 : Put Yourself In My Shoes / The Gulf Of Mexico / One More Payment / Where Are You Now / The Old Man / This Night Life / Loving Blind / Muddy Water / A Heart Like Mine /The Goodnight-Loving
CD 4 : We Tell Ourselves / The Hard Way / Something To Cry About / Buying Time / When My Ship Comes In / A Woman Has Her Way / There Was Never A Train / The Good Old Days / Burn One Down / Wake Up Yesterday
CD 5 : One Emotion / Summer's Comin' / Untanglin' My Mind / Wherever You Go / A Change In The Air / Life Gets Away / I Can Get By / Hey Hot Rod / You Walked By / You Made Me Feel
06/2009 CD RCA 8869752791 (US) PLAYLIST - THE VERY BEST OF CLINT BLACK - Walkin' Away / Where Are You Now / Hold On Partner / We Tell Ourselves / When My Ship Comes In / A Bad Goodbye / A Good Run Of Bad Luck / One Emotion / Cadillac Jack Favor / Something That We Do / Ode To Chet / Been There / Bob Away My Blues / Easy For Me To Say / [CD-rom track]
11/2009 3 CD SONY A 755527 (US) TRIPLE FEATURE :
CD 1 : Straight From The Factory / Better Man / Nobody's Home / Walkin' Away / You're Gonna Leave Me Again / I'll Be Gone / Nothing's News / Winding Down / Killin' Time / Live And Learn
CD 2 : We Tell Ourselves / Hard Way / Something To Cry About / Buying Time / When My Ship Comes In / Woman Has Her Way / There Never Was A Train / Good Old Days / Burn One Down / Wake Up Yesterday
CD 3 : One Emotion / Summer's Comin' / Untanglin' My Mind / Wherever You Go / Change In The Air / Life Gets Away / I Can Get By / Hey Hot Rod / You Walked By / You Made Me Feel
11/2010 2 CD AMERICAN LEGENDS 20002 (US) PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES / KILLIN' TIME :
CD 1 : Put Yourself In My Shoes / Gulf Of Mexico / One More Payment / Where Are You Now / Old Man / This Nightlife / Loving Blind / Muddy Water / Heart Like Mine / Goodnight Loving
CD 2 : Straight From The Factory / Better Man / Nobody's Home / Walkin' Away / You're Gonna Leave Me Again / I'll Be Gone / Nothing's News / Winding Down / Killin' Time / Live And Learn

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