Clint Black to play Newton Theatre


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NEWTON — Country mega-star Clint Black will return to The Newton Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m..

Tickets for Clint Black range from $69 to $79 and may be purchased by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contacting the Box Office at 973-383-3700.

It is one of the most storied careers in modern music. Clint Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled Class of '89, reaching #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, Killin' Time. He followed that with the triple-platinum Put Yourself in My Shoes, and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the '90s. Perhaps most impressively, Clint wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits, including A Better Man, Where Are You Now, When My Ship Comes In, A Good Run of Bad Luck, Summer's Comin', Like the Rain and Nothin' But the Taillights, part of a catalog that produced twenty-two #1 singles and made him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of today.

Along the way, Clint has sold over 20 million records, earned more than a dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada, landed nearly two dozen major awards and nominations, including more than a dozen GRAMMY nominations, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Raised in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, Clint Black is the youngest of four brothers. He began performing with brother Kevin at the family’s backyard barbecues. After high school, he worked construction for a year and spent 10 years on the local nightclub circuit. He auditioned for a Nashville recording contract in 1988. The following year, he led a movement of young talent that transformed country music into a multi-million dollar industry in the 1990s.

He married fellow Houstonian, and actress Lisa Hartman in 1991, their daughter Lily Pearl was born in 2001, and the family subsequently relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville.

Black took on new challenges in addition to producing records, touring and writing songs as an actor and a video director. He has founded several song publishing companies. He has recorded and played live with Kenny Loggins, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett and others. His vocal collaborators have included Martina McBride, Wynonna, Roy Rogers, The Pointer Sisters, Waylon Jennings, Bruce Hornsby, and Eric Idle. Songwriting partners have included Merle Haggard, Michael McDonald, Marty Stuart, Bill Anderson and Jimmy Buffett.

Black has written and produced songs for Hasbro’s children’s shows, competed for his charity on Celebrity Apprentice, and in 2010 and 2012 starred in the films Flicka 2 and Flicka: Country Pride, the latter with his wife and daughter.

Clint’s love of finding and recording new talent led to his latest venture, Chideo’s online “Clint Black Dream Recording Session Contest,” the winner of which will be produced by the star. The aim of this endeavor is to raise funds to find a cure for Rett Syndrome, a neuro-disorder afflicting up to ten thousand children each year. He is the honorary chair for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation’s “Research to Reality: Funding Process”.

In the midst of this, Clint Black released new album On Purpose. During his years away from releasing records, he says he has accumulated a large backlog of songs. “For almost every album I have made, I had two or three albums worth of material written,” he comments. “I’ve always had an abundance of songs. probably 30 to choose from for the 10 that I would need to make the best album. For this one, I probably had more like 40 songs to narrow down.”

The new album is dedicated to his father, who died in late 2012.

“My dad was a huge country fan and is the first reason I listen to country music. He is probably the reason I’m a songwriter today. He was my introduction to ‘who’s behind the music’. I grew up wanting to be the writer behind the song. That really all started with him”.


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