Contact Us

Rick’s Retro Rack With Clint Black [VIDEO]

courtesy of Rick Gilbert

Clint Black was born in New Jersey but was raised in Houston. He
exploded on the country music scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s, about the same time that Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks were starting to make their mark.

Black dropped out of the high school to pursue a music career.  To support himself he has jobs as an ironworker and fishing guide.

He was starting to build a reputation locally around the Houston area when he came to the attention of RCA Records. He signed a contract with them in 1987 and released his first single “A Better Man” in 1989. That started a string of four consecutive number one songs.

That same year Black won the Country Music Association’s Horizon award and the next year he walk away with the CMA’s male vocalist of the year award.

He joined the Grand Ol Opry in 1991 and also married actress Lisa Hartman and had two more number one songs, “Loving Blind” and”Where Are You Now”.

Clint Black appeared in Lubbock several times and the picture feature here was taken backstage at a concert in the early 90’s when he performed at the South Plains Fair. I’m the one without the hat. What was I thinking!

It was on this day in 1991 Clint Black scored his fourth number 1 song of his career with “Walkin’ Away”.

So enjoy Clint Black on today’s Retro Rack.

Best of Lonestar 99.5 FM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Lonestar 99.5 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Lonestar 99.5 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.