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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