A country music star with more than twenty No. 1 singles under his belt is hitting up Credit Union Place in Summerside in June.
Clint Black is something of a maverick in a genre where many artists record music written by other songwriters.
Black has spent the bulk of his career singing his own songs, and it's served him well.
With his warm baritone voice, killer harmonica playing and catalogue of clever-mouthed hits, Black is a must-see for ticket buyers who like their classic country served straight-up.
Born in New Jersey and raised in Katy, TX., Black grew up playing music with his family, and by his teens, he had serious chops on both the guitar and the harmonica.
He cut his teeth as a singer performing with his brothers in a family band, and he eventually dropped out of high school to play music full-time.
In 1989 he got his big break when RCA signed him and released his debut album, Killin' Time.
The record spawned five consecutive country No. 1s, making him a star overnight and earning him several Academy of Country Music Awards, including album of the year and top male vocalist.
With him, Black brings Tim & the Glory Boys, independent recording artists based out of Abbotsford, B.C. The Glory Boys are a Canadian Bluegrass Trio of backwoods hillbillies with world-class facial hair and infectious on-stage energy.
Together, the guys have been entertaining live audiences across Canada since 2013 with their unique blend of boot-stompin' country bluegrass, elaborate production elements and a healthy dose of blue-collar humour.
If you go:
- What: Clint Black with opening act The Glory Boys
- Where: Credit Union Place, Summerside
- When: June 4
- Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Admission: Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. and will be available at cupevents.ca.