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Clint Black looks back on his iconic country music career prior to the Tyson’s concert

“Isn’t it strange how the melody can regain memory?” That’s likely to happen to fans of country star Clint Black playing in Tysons, Virginia. He will invade the new Capital One Hall on February 5th. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday.

Listen to our full conversation on my podcast “Beyond fame.”

WTOP’s Jason Fully chats with Clint Black (Part 1)

“Isn’t it strange how the melody can regain memory?”

That’s likely to happen to fans of country star Clint Black playing in Tysons, Virginia.

He will invade the new Capital One Hall on February 5th. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday.

“The new venue is exciting because it does so much work,” Black said. “In some old venues, there may be wires running under the stage and the guitar humming …. All of the modern conveniences, you put them in there. I think that there.”

He will co-star with his wife Lisa Hartmann Black for nearly 30 years.

“We can finish each other’s writing,” Black said. “There are exchanges that take place on stage. After nearly 30 years of marriage, we know each other well. Looking at each other on stage …. seeing what to wear when on stage. Sometimes it doesn’t let me see it. It’s only seen when the audience sees it. “

After a year of pandemic closure, he is delighted to return to the road.

“I’m excited to be playing at this point,” Black told WTOP. “I lost my job last March. I pitched the show to CircleTV and started my own coffee company, Cowboy Coffee. According to me, that’s a very good thing … because it requires productivity. I installed this DSLR camera in my studio and it was delivered by Amazon trucks every day. Cable …. I was busy. “

Born in New Jersey, Black grew up in Texas most of his childhood.

“The music I grew up in was a great man in every country,” Black said. “Merle Haggard is number one, Willie [Nelson] And Weilon [Jennings], Jerry Jeff Walker, of all space cowboys from Austin. I also really loved Johnny and Edgar Winter playing blues rock. “

His three older brothers exposed him to all the great rock records.

“I was listening to Deep Purple, [Led] Zeppelin, [Bob] “Steeger, Steely Dan,” Black said. “I went to a singer-songwriter like James Taylor. James Taylor ranked Jimmy Buffett, Loggins & Messina, with Hagard in first and second place. [Jim] Croce, [Dan] Fogleberg … But it turns out that the country of direction fits who I am. “

In 1989, he signed with RCA in his “1989 Class” — Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson. — Mount Rushmore in 90’s country music.

“I know some of them were very competitive, but I didn’t like the artistic competition,” Black said. “I was trying to compete with myself, grow and get better …. 9 shows a day off. One month I went through 21 consecutive cities without a break. It wasn’t a real competition for me, but I think it was for the industry. “

It paid off and won the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award for “A Better Man” (1989) and the Horizon Award for the Most Promising Newcomers. The next big thing.

“If you say you’re really surprised, you’ll lie,” Black said. “They told me about my achievements. No one’s debut single has ever been number one, no five No. 1 singles have been released from their debut album, and since Hank Williams Senior. We haven’t had the 1st and 2nd singles this year. I’m looking forward to the Horizon Award. No shock, but overwhelming. “

He wrote hits one after another — “We Tell Ourselves” (1992), “When My Ship Comes In” (1993), “A Good Run of Bad Luck” (1994), “Something That We Do” (1997), “The Shoes You Are Wearing” (1998) —But he left the label when he insisted on recording someone else’s song.

“The grudge from my record company about not putting others on my records has become a real issue,” Black said. “Other labels said they wanted to work with me, but not if I insisted on writing my own song. I said,” I’m 22 No.1 I wrote a hit and sold 22 million records of the songs I wrote, why do you want another songwriter? “

Black is a visual storyteller who painted the roadside in “Nothin’But the Taillights” (1994).

“I was walking down the road in my head, trying to catch the vehicle I used to do when I was a kid,” Black said. “Have anyone been taken out of the car or kicked out? I have! I pretended to leave me on the side of a pitch-black road and had my uncle pulled away.”

Perhaps his greatest visual parable was the metaphor for “Like the Rain” (1996).

“Houston had a lot of rain, but LA didn’t. [my wife] I really like it whenever it rains, “Black said. “One night we saw it raining on Nashville outside the window. I started thinking …’I like rain until I go through it with you It wasn’t. All the thunderclouds that came were another that I might not be able to get through. That was the metaphor of love. “

In addition to love, he consistently returns to the theme of time, wasting it first (“Killin’Time”), then busy (“No Time to Kill”), and finally doing it. Use it wisely (“SpendMyTime”).

“It was always a problem,” Black said. “When I was young, it was really clear to me that time was precious and not promised to anyone …. I just took this strange fatalistic view …. That’s a great theme …. Love, Time, Christmas, these are the ones I could revisit …. When you see the family tree grow roots and lose branches, you think about the time you have. “

Recently he wrote “Til the End of Time” with his wife. This is the latest duet of great duets, joining Wynonna’s “A Bad Goodbye” (1993), Martina McBride’s “Still Holding On” (1997) and his wife. “When I Said I Do” (1999) is one of the greatest wedding songs of all time.

“I was standing around the island and writing songs in the kitchen,” Black said. “I began to wonder,’What would we sing to the world if everyone and God were watching?’ … It starts with a puff of reality.’These times are in trouble and These times are good and will always be …. When I said so, I meant to do so “until the end of all time.” “

He said he got the best marriage advice from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

“He said,’Don’t sleep angry,'” Black said. “Don’t put anything there and hurt your marriage the next day and the next day. You can’t look back clearly in a day, so take it off the table before going to bed.”

Still, it was Evans who made the best marriage joke to him.

“She told me he wanted to die first as they got older,” Black said. “How dark is it? She said she was worried that if she went first, he would have stuffed her. Hey! Trigger joke! … I’m a sitting cartoon . There are few expectations. “

WTOP’s Jason Fully chats with Clint Black (Part 2)

Listen to our full conversation on my podcast “Beyond fame.”

Clint Black looks back on his iconic country music career prior to the Tyson’s concert

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