Feb 04: Happy Birthday Clint Black

clint black

The best part of being on tour is having a band and an audience. I can still remember what it feels like to have neither.
~Clint Black

Love isn’t something that we have.
It’s something that we do
~Clint Black

Better Man (Live):

From Wikipedia

Birth name Clinton Patrick Black
Born February 4, 1962 (age 53)
Long Branch, New Jersey USA
Origin Houston, Texas, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Musician
Record producer
Instrument Vocals
Years active 1983–present
Labels RCA Nashville, Equity
Associated acts Lisa Hartman Black, Hayden Nicholas, Steve Wariner
Website ClintBlack.com

Clinton Patrick “Clint” Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. Signed to RCA Records in 1989, Black made his debut with his Killin’ Time album, which produced four straight number one singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Although his momentum gradually slowed throughout the 1990s, Black consistently charted hit songs into the 2000s. He has amassed more than 30 singles on the US Billboard country charts (of which 13 have reached number one), in addition to releasing nine studio albums and several compilation albums. In 2003, Black founded his own record label, Equity Music Group. Black has also ventured into acting, having made a cameo appearance in the 1994 film Maverick, as well as a starring role in 1998’s Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack.


Killin Time:

Album of the day

Killin Time (1989)


He’s got good looks, fondly crafted songs, and a trenchant if anonymous voice, subtle even for Nashville neotraditional. Buoyantly in love on “Straight from the Factory,” he quickly follows with as gracious a breakup song as you could hope to hear. Yet though she may have left him “A Better Man,” he’s not together enough to live without her. So for the rest of the album he spends a lot of time in bars–every one subtly and trenchantly evoked, of course. A-
~Robert Christgau (robertchristgau.com)

Other February 04:

  • Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of rock designed to shock.alice cooper
  • Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, he was highly popular with both black and white audiences in the later years of the swing era. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him no. 59 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.louis jordan