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If allowed only one word to describe Clint Black, 'profound' would cover a lot of bases. Clint has had a profound effect on the music industry, not only through his own recordings, but through the establishment of his own record company Equity Music Group that he co-founded in 2003.

To date, Clint has sold several million albums worldwide. His debut Triple-platinum album Killin' Time featuring the song A Better Man, marked the subtle shift in the country music industry, and thanks to Clint, a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre.

A Better Man went to #1 making Clint the first new male country artist to have a #1 hit with his debut single in 15 years. The album sold over two million copies in America and produced four straight #1 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and won Clint a collection of awards that included Country Music Association Horizon Award, Country Music Association Male Vocalist, American Music Awards Favorite New Male Country Artist, Academy of Country Music Best New Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Best Male Vocalist, and Academy of Country Music Single of the Year (A Better Man).

Although his momentum gradually slowed down throughout the 90s, Clint consistently charted hit songs into the 2000s. He has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, and amassed more than thirty singles on the U.S. Billboard country charts (of which thirteen have reached #1), benchmark in any artist's career.

As a musician, he is an accomplished guitarist, and humbly describes himself as a proficient on drums, harmonica, bass guitar and any assortment of percussion instruments.

Clint's second album, Put Yourself in My Shoes in 1990 was a major success spawning three Top Ten hits such as One More Payment and the #1 singles, Loving Blind and Where Are You Now, that sold over two million copies and peaking at #18 on the Pop Charts.

In 1993, Clint began directing his own music videos. While touring with Wynonna (billed as Black & Wy), and they reached #2 with a duet ballad, A Bad Goodbye. Throughout the 90s, Clint racked up more #1 hits, including When My Ship Comes In, A Good Run of Bad Luck, Summer's Comin', Like the Rain, and a duet with his wife actress/singer Lisa Hartman Black entitled When I Said I Do.

Clint has also ventured into acting, having made a cameo appearance in the 1994 film Maverick, as well as a starring role in 1998's Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack.

Without a doubt, Clint has earned his place in country music. But he also has a clear eye set to its future. When pressed to accommodate, one word will do but so many more are needed to adequately convey Clint's particular talents and extraordinary place in music.

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