LIMA — Country music singer/songwriter and actor Clint Black will perform at Veterans Memorial Civic Center Thursday evening.
Black broke into the country scene in 1989 with his album “Killin’ Time,” which produced four No. 1 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles. The album won the Academy of Country Music’s Album of the Year and Black earned Top Male Vocalist and Top New Male Vocalist that same year. The single on that album, “A Better Man,” won Single of the Year.
Black has co-written all of his songs with the exception of one. The inspiration for his songwriting is love.
“I would say most of them have been inspired by love. Either good or bad. It’s a deep subject and could provide inspiration endlessly,” said Black.
Black is married to actress Lisa Hartman Black. The duo collaborated on the hit, “When I said I Do,” in 1999, which earned them the Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year. Black has reworked one of the songs from his first Christmas album into a duet with his wife, which will be released in time for Christmas 2018.
His show in Lima will include some singing, storytelling and impressions.
“We’ll be doing a lot of hits, a couple of deep cuts, and one or two new songs from, ‘On Purpose.’ I’ll share a funny story or three relating to some of the songs, and I’ve been known to share an impression or two of my favorite artists,” said Black.
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