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Clint Black

Clint Black (born February 4, 1962) is a country singer from the 1990s. Growing up in Katy, Texas, Black learned to play guitar, bass and harmonica, as he also ventured into songwriting. Soon, he and Hayden Nicholas[?] began playing and writing songs together, soon signing with Bill Hamm[?] (manager of ZZ Top, among others) at RCA Records.

Black's first single, "A Better Man", was a #1 hit, as was his debut album Killin' Time. Clint Black swept the Country Music Association's awards in 1989, winning in six different categories. Killin' Time spawned three hits besides "A Better Man": "Killin' Time", "Nobody's Home" and "Walkin' Away".

Black's second album, Put Yourself in My Shoes[?], was a critical failure but still included several hit singles, most notably "Loving Blind" and "Where Are You Now". He began touring with Alabama and soon married Lisa Hartman[?], a television actress. A royalty-lawsuit with Bill Ham was ongoing while Black recorded his third album, The Hard Way[?], which received mixed reviews and became almost as successful as the previous two. "We Tell Ourselves", the first single, was a #1 hit. His next albums, No Time to Kill[?], One Emotion[?] and Nothin' But the Tailights[?] were popular within the country music scene, but he has not been able to regain his stature in the mainstream market. He remains one of the best-selling country singers of the decade.

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