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Clint Black Week: Singer Shares New Recording of ‘Killin’ Time’

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Clint Black is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his landmark debut album with exclusive video content every day this week, and in the first installment, he and his band perform a new arrangement of the album’s title song.

The song became Black’s second consecutive No. 1 hit when it was released as the second single from Killin’ Time in July of 1989. Ironically, it almost didn’t make the album.

“That song got added at the last moment. The record was actually already being mastered, minus that song,” Black’s longtime co-writer Hayden Nicholas says in the video above, which you’ll only see on Taste of Country. “So it ended up being the last one thrown on, and we ended up using it for the title cut.”

Black is still working with some of the same musicians that have been with him from the very first. The band have re-arranged the songs in various ways over the years, and they keep the set fresh by adding in new parts as the music inspires them to on stage. While Black’s shows feature new music from his most recent album, On Purpose, the timeless songs from Killin’ Time still draw a very enthusiastic response from crowds all over the world when he performs them today.

In the clip above, Black and his band perform “Killin’ Time” in the studio in a new recording. “What we were really doing is looking back to the beginning, and then presenting the songs from the studio the way we were doing them today,” he explains.

Visit Taste of Country every day this week as Clint Black celebrates 25 years of Killin’ Time with more exclusive video content.

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