Clint Black Celebrates Major Career Milestones
Country music icon Clint Black is wrapping up the year on a high note. On Wednesday (Nov. 2), Black attended…
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Country music icon Clint Black is wrapping up the year on a high note. On Wednesday (Nov. 2), Black attended a reception in his honor at BMI’s Nashville office, where he was presented with 60 Million-Air awards by BMI to celebrate 60 million broadcast performances of his songs.
In addition to this accomplishment, the “Killin’ Time” singer was also awarded a plaque confirming his 38 billion audience impressions in airplay. Luminate, Billboard’s data service confirmed this impressive impact. RJ Curtis, Executive Director, Country Radio Seminar, presented Clint with the significant plaque during the celebratory event.
The night didn’t end there because Clint then earned four more plaques representing the RIAA certifications for several of his hit songs including his platinum single, “Killin’ Time,” and his certified gold singles, “Better Man,” “When I Said I Do” and “Like The Rain.”
“This is one of the most moving and exciting things that has happened to me since my daughter was born,” Black shared in gratitude. “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.”
This celebration is just one of the recent feats for the beloved country hitmaker. Circle Network also officially declared October 29th “Clint Black Day,” in which the TV network repeated many of his “Talking In Circles” talk shows. This led into Black’s live Grand Ole Opry performance followed by a new episode of “Talking In Circles.”
The following day, the country icon appeared in front of the sold-out crowd during the 52nd Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. He performed a rendition of Chips Moman’s “Luckenbach, Texas,” and mimicked Willie Nelson’s version for a portion of it, earning a standing ovation.
Throughout his career thus far, Black has earned 22 No.1 singles and 31 Top 10’s, making him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era. He has sold more than 20 million records and has received dozens of major awards and nominations, including a GRAMMY. He also has stars on both the Music City and Hollywood Walk of Fames.
Musical talent runs deep in the Black household. His wife, Lisa Hartman Black, and 21-year-old daughter, Lily Pearl Black have also immersed themselves in the industry. As a family, they will resume their nationwide Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour on Nov. 17 in Burnsville, MN on Nov. 17.
“Having my family on the road is the best and the reactions have been everything we hoped they would be!” Clint Black previously shared.
In addition to touring with her parents, Lily Pearl is also studying business and music at Belmont University in Nashville. While she practices her skills as a talented singer and pianist in the classroom, she also gets to experience the industry on a whole other level while on the road for the family-oriented tour.
To find out more about the upcoming tour, click here.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.