Clint Black has announced that he will release his first new studio album in seven years under a new deal with Thirty Tigers.

Black's last set of new studio recordings was The Long Cool EP in 2008. He expects to release a new project in the fall of 2015 via Thirty Tigers, an independent label that takes a forward-thinking approach to marketing music, providing a la carte services in promotion, publicity, advertising and more. Under the Thirty Tigers model, up to 75 percent of the revenue from a project is paid out to the artist.

“Thirty Tigers has an independent spirit,” Black says in a press release. “They believe in allowing artists the creative freedom to create music we can all be passionate about. What’s more, I value and appreciate that their focus lies squarely where it belongs — on the music."

"Thirty Tigers is a place that values not only great songwriters, but great performers," Thirty Tigers President David Macias adds. "Clint is one of the format’s best at both. I could not be more excited about this new album — it’s long overdue — and for Thirty Tigers to get the chance to work with an artist of Clint’s caliber, whose music I’ve loved for so long, is truly an honor."

Black exploded 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. He has scored more than two dozen No. 1 hits and 31 Top 10 singles, all of which he wrote. Black has not yet announced the title, release date or any further details for his upcoming new project.

Backstage at the 2015 ACM Awards With Clint Black

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