Country Music Icon Clint Black Announces Unique Celebration In Honor Of Upcoming Career Milestone

Black will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his debut album in a BIG way.


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 10, 2023


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Clint Black; Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

Clint Black is taking fans back in time to his debut album, Killin’ Time, with a unique concert that will be held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in celebration of the project’s 35th anniversary. 

Taking to social media on Tuesday, October 10, the multi-million-selling country artist announced that the back-to-back shows will take place next year on February 16 and 17. He also shared a glimpse into what fans can expect from the career-spanning setlist. 

The Anniversary Event Will Take Place Early Next Year

The post includes the nostalgic album cover alongside a caption that read, “For the first time ever, I’ll be playing my debut album, Killin’ Time from start to finish, plus many of the hits that followed! Join me February 16 & 17 at the iconic Ryman Auditorium. Come kill some time with us!”

Tickets for this highly-anticipated event will be on sale Friday at 10am CT and can be purchased HERE

Album Debuted In 1989

Killin’ Time was unveiled in May of 1989 and went on to become triple-platinum. In addition, the groundbreaking collection spawned four consecutive No. 1 singles including “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “Nobody’s Home” and “Walkin’ Away.”

Black’s achievements soared following this record as he went on to produce a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the ‘90s. As a result of these projects, the country icon earned more than three dozen chart hits including “Where Are You Now,” “When My Ship Comes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Summer’s Comin’,” “Like the Rain” and “Nothin’ But the Taillights.”

A Celebrated Songwriter

The Texas-raised singer/songwriter is credited for serving as a sole writer or co-writer on every one of his 22 No. 1 singles. 

Photo Courtesy Clint Black
Photo Courtesy Clint Black

Plus, over the past three decades, he’s notched nearly two dozen major awards and nominations including a GRAMMY Award, several Country Music Association awards, American Music Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In addition to his musical achievements, Black dipped his toe in the acting world, appearing in films such as Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack, Flicka: Country Pride, Flicka 2, Maverick and more.

It’s safe to say that the success of these projects and accolades ultimately led Black to become one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.

On Tour With His Family

To this day, Clint Black continues to find new ways to showcase his talent throughout the industry. In between hosting his own show on Circle Network dubbed “Talking In Circles With Clint Black,” he’s also been on the road, performing alongside his wife, Lisa Hartman Black and their 22-year-old daughter Lily Pearl Black. 

Most recently, the trio appeared at the 2023 ACM Honors ceremony, where Clint Black was chosen as one of this year’s recipients of the ACM Poet’s Award, alongside Mary Chapin Carpenter, and K.T. Oslin. 

Lily Pearl Black, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Lily Pearl Black, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM

Last year, the talented family embarked on the Mostly Hits and The Mrs. Tour and now, they are gearing up to do it all over again in 2024. The country icon took to social media on Monday (Sept. 18) to announce the news of the upcoming run.

“My wonderful family is coming back on tour with me again for a limited run of shows in 2024. The band and crew and I can’t wait to see you back out here with us,” he wrote in the caption of his Instagram post.

Lily also shared the news on her own social media page saying she “cannot wait” to embark on yet another journey together. 

Tour Launches In January

The self-titled tour is set to launch on January 31 with a show at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham, AL. Clint Black and his family will continue touring with a total of seven stops across Louisiana, Texas, and Colorado before bringing things to a close on February 9 in Prescott Valley, AZ. 

Before officially wrapping up the year and shifting his focus to the family-run, Clint Black still has a slew of upcoming performances scheduled as part of his headlining Summer’s Comin’ tour. 

He’s next slated to take the stage on Friday, October 13 at the L’Auberge Casina & Hotel Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA.

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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.