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(SHOULD BE A) Member Monday – Clint Black

Clint Patrick Black is a singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. Since being signed to RCA Nashville in 1989, Clint has won multiple awards, had countless hits and continues to wow audiences. There is no doubt in our minds, Clint Black should be a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Black’s debut album Killin’ Time produced four straight number one singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, including the #1 and #2 Songs of the Year – both of which he co-wrote. Better Man” was Clint’s debut single and it shot up to #1 on the charts. The song won ACM Single of the Year and propelled him to five award wins in 1989. Clint was also the first to earn a #1 hit of the famed “Class of 89”, which included Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Travis Tritt.

In addition to his recording success, Clint Black has also had a songwriting career that is sure to put him in the Hall of Fame. On New Year’s Day in 1987, Clint was battling the flu and trying to get over a breakup. He took those emotions and put them into one of his earliest hits, and that day sat down to write “Nobody’s Home”

Clint Black is not the only person in his family with musical talent. His daughter is beginning her country music career, and his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, is also a recording artist. But it took a while before she would agree to record a song with Clint. He eventually won out and she recorded with him. The song became one of the biggest of his career.