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Here Are Facts About Clint Black That You Might Want To Know

Clint Black Facts
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With over 20 million records sold worldwide, it is, without a doubt, Clint Black who made his name known all over the globe.

But Clint Black‘s rise to fame is not just about the albums and hit songs. In this article, we will learn more facts about Clint Black’s successful career, from humble beginnings to current activities.

1. He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Clint Patrick Black was born on February 4, 1962, in Long Branch, New Jersey. He is the youngest child of G.A. and Ann Black. Before Clint turned one year old, the family moved to Texas, where Clint’s father had been born and raised. Clint was raised in Katy, Texas.

2. He wrote his first song at the age of 14 years old.

The Black’s home was full of music, and there is no doubt how Clint got the talent and passion for singing. His parents noticed that he had a great voice; at 14, he had already created his first-ever musical piece.

3. He was a high school dropout.

Because of Clint Black’s talent and great singing voice, he joined a small band with his elder brothers. They would play songs in their backyard and invite neighbors to listen. During the weekends, their band would attract almost 70 people. 

To continue playing in the band with his brothers, Clint dropped out of high school.

4. He had a few occupations before becoming famous in the music industry.

Before rising to fame with all the hit singles and million-seller albums, Clint Black sang solo at singing lounges while also working at the construction, being a bait cutter, and a fishing guide.

At one of his singing gigs, he met Hayden Nicholas, whom he connected to instantly, becoming friends and having a long-lasting partnership in songwriting.

5. He is an actor

After his music career began, Clint started to get offers on acting roles. He finally accepted one in 1994, where he played a cameo in the start-studded Maverick with Mel Gibson and even Vince Gill.

Ever since he appeared in that movie, he has constantly been getting calls from directors who think he’d be perfect for a particular role. His television appearances include The Larry Sanders Show, Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack, and Going Home.

6. He plays a lot of instruments.

You truly know how talented Clint Black is because of the number of instruments he can play.

Clint taught himself to play the harmonica before turning 13 but never took any lessons. He learned the guitar by practicing a lot when he was 15. Black was also experienced in playing the drums, bass, acoustic, and electric guitars.

7. He created his music label.

In 2003, Clint Black founded the Equity Music Group to establish equality between artists and labels. 

Unfortunately, due to financial problems, the label closed in 2008. 

8. Black has released 14 studio albums and more since his debut.

With 14 albums and 50 singles, Clint Black keeps on sweeping millions of people up their feet. Six of his studio albums are rated platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 

About this, check out the following fact that will leave you speechless.

9. Two of his albums are certified triple platinum.

Killing Time is Clint Black’s debut album, released in 1989. This album was rated triple platinum by the RIAA because of its achievements. Because of the album’s success, Clint created a name for himself in the country music industry, even though he was starting.

The first album’s success was followed by the release of Put Yourself in My Shoes in 1990, which is currently rated triple platinum.

10. Four singles from Killing Time became #1 on the Billboard Charts

Another reason why Killing Time was rated triple platinum is because four of Clint Black’s songs became #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs upon release. Yes, you’ve read it right. Pretty amazing.

11. He has a star on the Walk of Fame.

Because of Clint Black’s successful career, with two triple-platinum albums and several #1 hits, he earned a Music City Walk of Fame star on October 22, 2019.

12. He was one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 1991.

In 1991, People’s Magazine selected Clint Black as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” Black was at No. 31 on the list.

People’s 50 Most Beautiful People is a list of 50 people that are judged to be the most beautiful men and women in the world. The list was changed into 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007.

13. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Clint Black was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 10, 1991. Black’s rise to fame and success with his achievements earned him the spot in the institution.

We hope you liked reading facts about Clint Black! Check out his Instagram account to be updated with his latest activities.

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