Clint Black Announces First New Studio Album in a Decade
Clint Black has announced the upcoming release of his first full-length studio album in 10 years. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will release On Purpose in September.
Black recorded and produced the 14 new tracks in his own Nashville studio, crafting a very diverse group of songs. “You Still Get to Me” marks Black’s third duet with his wife, Lisa Hartman Black. He touches on ballads with “Only One Way to Live,” “Stay Gone,” “Breathing Air” and “Last Day," while “Beer” and “Better and Worse” are more upbeat songs. “Time for That,” “Doing It Now for Love” and “Summertime Song” are more groove-laden and catchy, while “Calling It News” is wryly topical, and “The Trouble” borrows from Australian slang.
The album's title comes from a line in the song “Better and Worse.”
"It represents my attitude towards life, in that it’s never easy to go your own way, but the rewards are greater when you follow your heart," Black says in a press release. "I know that’s what my fans expect from me, and I hope that they hear that in the songs on this album."
He stretched out instrumentally for the new tracks, too.
“Musically, On Purpose is right where I want to be,” Black adds. “I pushed myself hard for this album, doing more of the guitar work, even playing slide guitar for the first time.”
The multi-talented star burst onto the country music scene with his 1989 debut album, Killin’ Time, which won him ACM Album of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, and Top New Male Vocalist honors. The album was certified Triple Platinum and scored five No. 1 hits, including “A Better Man,” which won him the ACM award for Single of the Year. Black has scored more than two dozen No. 1 hits and 31 Top 10 singles, all of which he wrote.
On Purpose is slated for release on Sept. 25 via a partnership with Thirty Tigers.
Backstage at the 2015 ACM Awards With Clint Black