Most people know Clint Black as the legendary country music singer and songwriter who has sold over 20 million records worldwide. Many people also know that he has released multiple platinum-albums, and several unforgettable songs, in an illustrious career spanning four decades. However, did you know that before all the fame and awards; Black was a just an aspiring musician, busking on the streets of Houston? Did you also know that he worked a variety of odd jobs in order to pay the bills? Find out more about the legendary singer here including his wife and daughter, height and net worth
Clint Black – Bio (Age)
Clinton Patrick Black was born on the 4th of February 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey. His father’s name was G.A. Black while his mother’s name was Ann. The country icon also has three elder brothers namely Mark, Kevin, and Brian. Black spent his formative years in Katy, a suburb of Houston, Texas.
As a child, he appreciated diverse genres of music such as rock and roll and country but later developed a special affinity for the latter. He, therefore, taught himself how to play several instruments including the harmonica and the guitar. Black also dabbled into songwriting and joined hands with his brothers to form a small band. The boys started out by performing in the family backyard but soon graduated to other local venues.
Clint Black spent much of his teens performing with his brothers. However, on reaching adulthood in the 80s, he struck out on his own in order to pursue a solo career. He began by busking on the streets of Katy and soon progressed to local coffee houses, bars, and night clubs. These gigs did not pay much and he supplemented his income by working a variety of odd jobs.
Net Worth – How Rich is Clint Black?
Clint Black has a fortune estimated at $25 million and this comes from his career earnings. After years of trying to break into the music industry, Black experienced a change in fortune when he met a guitarist/songwriter named Hayden Nicholas, in 1987. Nicholas owned a home studio and they used it to write, record and produce demos.
One of these demos eventually found its way to legendary music manager, Bill Ham, and Black landed a recording contract with RCA in 1988. He did not waste any time and dropped his debut album, Killin’ Time, in 1989. The album was a monumental success as it spurned four number one singles including Better Man, Killin’ Time, Nobody’s Home and Walking Away. It also reached number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and sold over two million copies.
Killin’ Time also fetched Black several awards including album of the year, top male vocalist, top new male vocalist and single of the year at the 1989 Academy of Country Music Awards. Since this magnificent debut, Clint Black has not relented. He has released other successful works including over 10 studio albums and four greatest hits compilation. The Katy native has also enjoyed a decent acting career; appearing in movies and TV series such as Maverick, Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack, Anger Management, Flicka: Country Pride and Going Home.
Family (Wife and Daughter)
Hollywood is rife with divorces and cheating scandals but Black has managed to stay above the fray. The legendary singer is married to singer/actress – Lisa Hartman Black. Hartman is a native of Houston and was born on the 1st of June 1956. She has featured in several TV series including Knots Landing, Variety of the Dolls, Tabitha and Bewitched. She is also a budding musician and has several albums to her name.
Clint Black first met his wife in 1990 at a New Year’s Eve concert which he performed in his hometown. They were immediately attracted to each other and eventually started dating. The couple dated for a little over 10 months before tying the knot on the 20th of October 1991. Since then, the pair have not only maintained a harmonious home life but have also collaborated professionally.
They have recorded at least three duets and have featured in several movies together. Black and his wife have just one child together; a daughter named Lily Pearl Black who was born in 2001. The singer also has a daughter named Chelsea Bain (born in 1991) from a previous relationship.
Clint Black is 5 feet 8 ½ inches (1.74m) tall and his weight is given as 78kg or 171.96lbs. Other additional measurements such as arms/biceps, chest and waist size, are not yet available. It is however not difficult to see that the country music star is in good shape for someone of his age.