Country music star and prolific singer-songwriter and guitarist, Clint Black will perform at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre this Friday, August 10 at 8 pm.
Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs achieved hit-song status at Country Radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide.
Black’s continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of Country Music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the Triple Platinum Killin’ Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.
Released while Black was still an unknown Texas-based artist and writer, the recording boasted five #1 hits – unprecedented from a debut album in any genre – and won Black a collection of awards that included: Country Music Association Horizon Award, Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite New Male Country Artist, Academy of Country Music Best New Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Best Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Album of the Year (Killin’ Time), and Academy of Country Music Single of the Year (“A Better Man”).
For Black, Killin’ Time was only the beginning. Put Yourself in My Shoes followed in 1990, and quickly went Triple Platinum. Since then, Black has had nearly two dozen #1 hit singles, and almost as many Top 5 and Top 10 hits – all of them his original compositions, which by itself is a notable rarity in popular music. The overall number of his awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, surpasses the number of his hit records, while he has performed for a staggering number of dedicated music fans in concerts through the years.
Without a doubt, Black has earned his place as one of the most successful artists in the history of American music; but he has not stopped there. Black memorably flexed his acting chops with a cameo in 1994’s Maverick (alongside Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster), as well as with roles in films such as Going Home (with Jason Robards) and the starring role in Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack. Black has also performed on TV shows, including The Larry Sanders Show, Las Vegas, King of the Hill and many others.
In addition to his established business ventures and various charity foundation efforts, Black branched out even further with an appearance on Donald Trump’s hit reality series, Celebrity Apprentice. As a result of the friendship on the show between Black and fellow contestant and Olympic Gold Medalist, Scott Hamilton, the teammates are working to secure a total of one million dollars in matching fund donations for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF). Black currently serves as Honorary Chair for the IRSF’s “Research to Reality: Funding Progress” campaign, which helps to accelerate treatments and research to find a cure for the developmental disorder.
For more information on Clint Black, visit: http://clintblack.com/
Tickets for the show start at $49.99 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at http://casinonb.ca/casino/
Doors open at 7 pm. The show is restricted to ages 19 and over.
Casino New Brunswick is a full-service casino, event centre, hotel and spa. It features over 550 slot machines, 20 gaming tables, (including a private poker room with five tables), as well as a variety of restaurants and lounges. In addition to its luxurious hotel and spa with 126 rooms and suites, the complex also offers a multi-purpose entertainment centre. The Centre presents events year-round and since opening its doors on May 4th, 2010, the venue has hosted several sold-out shows in its 1,800-seat concert venue. Casino New Brunswick is wheelchair accessible and features extensive car and RV parking.
For more information on Casino New Brunswick’s upcoming shows, visit: http://casinonb.ca/casino/