Clint was born in New Jersey, but moved to his Dad's hometown of Houston when he was less than a year old. The story from there is a familiar one where boy teaches self to play guitar, writes songs, gets recording contract. But unlike many others who traveled a similar path, Clint went on to become a star. His first album Killin' Time was a smash, selling over a million copies. Black was consistently in the Top 10 with his albums and singles, when, in May, 2001, he became a Daddy to a little girl and took a three year break from the music industry. People in the industry told Clint he was committing career suicide, but he stood by his decision saying, "..it ended up not being a smart career move, but it was a real smart Dad move..." Now, I like this guy even more.
Here are some of my favorite Clint Black tunes:
- Like The Rain - probably my favorite CB song.
- Good Run of Bad Luck - from the movie Maverick
- Untanglin My Mind - co-written by Merle Haggard. Enuff said.
- Cadillac Jack - Good deed gone bad.