Clint Black returns to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom (Highway 246) at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 15. Black is a talented singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.
Black was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, to a very musical household. His early adolescent life was the foundation for his musical talent. He taught himself how to play the harmonica before he was 13 and learned to play the guitar before age 15. He then joined in on his brothers’ small band. They often played at family and friend’s backyard barbecues on the weekend.
His professional career began in the early 80s when he started to support himself financially by singing at lounges as a solo singer and guitarist. It was during this time period that he signed with the record label RCA and released his first album Killing Time. The album became a critical and commercial success. He won the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award for best newcomer in 1989 and five of his singles from his debut album reached No. 1 on the country music charts.
Black went on to release more than a dozen studio albums in the next two decades. Many of his songs reached the top of the charts, hits like “Loving Blind,” “A Better Man,” “Like the Rain” and “When I Said I do.” He has won a total of eight prestigious awards from the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards and the Country Music Association.
After selling more than 20 million albums throughout his country music career, Black was honored with the title of the 48th inductee into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. There he joined the ranks of country music all-stars Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones and many others.
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