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Black signs new deal

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – Clint Black is back in the record(ing) business.

He announced Tuesday that he was signing with Nashville's Thirty Tigers for his first studio disc in 10 years with a release planned for this fall.

"Thirty Tigers has an independent spirit," said Black. "They believe in allowing artists the creative freedom to create music we can all be passionate about. What's more, I value and appreciate that their focus lies squarely where it belongs-on the music."

"Thirty Tigers is a place that values not only great songwriters, but great performers," Thirty Tigers President David Macias says. "Clint is one of the format's best at both. I could not be more excited about this new album -it's long overdue - and for Thirty Tigers to get the chance to work with an artist of Clint's caliber, whose music I've loved for so long, is truly an honor."

Thirty Tigers has been involved in marketing and management, while also releasing some records. Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Trampled by Turtles are among the artists Thirty Tigers works with.

There was no information on recording. Black's last release was "Drinkin' Songs and Other Logic" in 2005 on the defunct Equity label. Starting with "Killin' Time" in 1989, Black released his first seven albums on RCA where he had such hits as "Nothin' But the Taillights," "A Better Man" and "When I Said I Do," a duet with his wife Lisa Hartman Black.

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On Purpose CD review - On Purpose
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The Long Cool EP CD review - The Long Cool EP
This is a four-song teaser from Clint Black, including a few covers of chestnuts. He countrifies The Hollies' "Long Cool Woman" and maintains a bouncy feel with the vocal chops to pull the classic off. He rocks a bit with a steady drum beat, but with sturdy fiddle playing, the country vibe is apparent. "You Still Get To Me" is another well sung Black duet with wife Lisa Hartman Black. Written by Black with Victoria Shaw, the soulful-oriented song is catchy, but too glossy sounding. »»»
The Love Songs CD review - The Love Songs
Originally, Clint Black may have been truer to his honky tonk roots than anyone in the Class of 1989, but his lengthy career has been highlighted by love songs. That's why it's fitting that Black released a themed, 12-song disc that features some of his best material in that category. Black, recording on his own label, comes through with a different feel to the songs, one with a bluesy touch. There's more focus on the vocals throughout than there was on the original cuts. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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