BREAKING: Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black Suddenly Cancel Arkansas Concert
Clint Black was forced to cancel his upcoming concert at ArcBest Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas on Thursday…
Clint Black with Lily Pearl Black and Lisa Hartman Black; Photo Provided
Clint Black was forced to cancel his upcoming concert at ArcBest Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas on Thursday (Dec. 1) due to illness.
The country music icon shared the news via social media just one day before the event was set to take place, letting fans know that his concert with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, and daughter, Lily Pearl Black, has been canceled.
“Due to the seasonal bug hitting the touring party, the Clint Black concert, featuring Lisa Hartman Black scheduled for December 1, 2022, at ArcBest Performing Arts Center has been canceled,” a statement from The Fort Smith Convention Center, which was reposted by Black.
According to the venue, “Tickets purchased online will automatically be refunded within 30 days. Tickets purchased in person at the Box Office can be returned for a refund. Please contact the point of purchase if you have any questions.”
The concert was part of The Black Family’s Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour, which kicked off on Thursday, November 17 in Burnsville, Minnesota. The extended run, promoted by Pepper Entertainment, will wrap up in Pensacola, FL at Saenger Theatre on February 5, 2023.
The tour features the beloved husband and wife alongside their daughter, Lily Pearl.
“Having my family on the road is the best and the reactions have been everything we hoped they would be!” Black previously shared.
On the first leg of the tour, Clint and his daughter Lily Pearl joined forces for an epic cover of Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty,” a track from Underwood’s sixth studio album of the same name.
At the time, Lily, who donned a sparkling silver dress, put her powerhouse vocals on full display while belting out the lyrics to the chart-topping Underwood hit alongside her famous father, who was playing guitar.
Both legs of The Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour are a result of their PBS Special that began airing in June.
Clint Black was recently presented with 60 Million-Air award by BMI to celebrate 60 million broadcast performances of his songs. He was also awarded a plaque commemorating 38 billion audience airplay impressions.
“This is one of the most moving and exciting things that has happened to me since my daughter was born,” Black shared at the time. “From the beginning of my recording career, I was determined to write my own songbook, one that would last the test of time. These awards validate for me everything I thought I was doing. Thank you BMI, Luminate, RIAA and most of all country radio and the fans.”
Black is a celebrated artist with 22 No.1 hits and 31 Top 10 singles. To date, he has sold more than 20 million records and has been recognized with many awards and nominations, including a GRAMMY Award.
The next schedule tour date of the Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour is slate for Friday, December 2 at Tulsa Theatre in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The remaining dates on the Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour can be seen below.
Dec 2 – Tulsa, OK TULSA THEATRE
Dec 3 – Wichita, KS ORPHEUM THEATRE
Dec 4 – Ottumwa, IA BRIDGE VIEW CENTER
Dec 8 – Kalispell, MT WACHHOLZ COLLEGE CENTER
Dec 9 – Helena, MT HELENA CIVIC CENTER
Dec 10 – Billings, MT ALBERTA BAIR THEATER
Dec 15 – Toledo, OH STRANAHAN THEATRE
Dec 16 – Kalamazoo, MI KALAMAZOO STATE THEATRE
Dec 17 – Evansville, IN VICTORY THEATRE
Dec 18 – Rockford, IL CORONADO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Jan 27 – San Antonio, TX TOBIN CENTER
Jan 28 – Amarillo, TX CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM
Jan 29 – Albuquerque, NM KIVA AUDITORIUM
Feb 2 – Melbourne, FL KING CENTER
Feb 3 – Key West, FL – Key Western Festival
Feb 5 – Pensacola, FL SAENGER THEATRE
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.