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The Cohen Community Series Presents Clint Black

8 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2023 | Yardley Hall

Tickets are $115, $85, $45, and $25 (no discounts).

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The Cohen Community Series presents gold and platinum winner Clint Black. Black has sold more than 20 million records and received nearly two dozen nominations and major awards, including a Grammy Award and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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Country music legend Clint Black

It has been more than three decades since the release of Clint Black’s groundbreaking debut album, “Killin’ Time.” The genre-altering record cemented the country music icon as one of the truest traditionalists in the industry. His widespread influence can still be felt in the works of artists today.

Having earned 22 No. 1 career singles, nearly two dozen gold and platinum awards in the U.S. and Canada, a Grammy Award, and numerous awards from the Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM) and American Music Awards, Black has had one of the most storied careers in modern music.

Black surged to superstardom as part of the fabled class of ’89, reaching No. 1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, “Killin' Time.” He followed that with the triple-platinum, “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the ’90s.

Perhaps most impressively, he wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart-topping hits, including “A Better Man,” “Killin’ Time,” “When My Ship Comes In,” “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Summer’s Comin’,” “Like the Rain” and “Nothin’ But the Taillights,” part of a catalog that produced 22 No. 1 singles, making him one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.

The seemingly unstoppable legend released his well-received 23rd album, “Out of Sane,” in June 2020. The record, self-produced by Black, not only stays true to sounds that birthed country music, but also progresses the genre to today’s sensibilities. The Houston-raised musician has certainly come a long way from the Texas nightclub circuit where he first began. 

His latest album, ‘Out of Sane’

In his latest effort, “Out of Sane,” Black holds firm in making great music that doesn’t fit a mold or conform to current popularity. “I try to make records that don’t fit into a trend,” explains Black. “I never wanted to start a trend, and I’m not going to chase a trend, either. To me, a great band will always sound great, today and in 10 years. If you listen to this record, it’s not about fitting into today’s country, or yesterday’s country, or tomorrow’s country, it just is.”

The Grammy-winning country superstar understands that people consume music in the real world, but to create something that endures, a whole lot of lab time is required. Laughing, he explains the album’s title – a lyric from the road boogie, “What I Knew Then” – originates from the dual states of mind that come into play when making records.

“I have a studio on my property, so I can walk out there and never finish working because I have this passion for it. But so many hours can drive me insane: I don’t sleep, I’m exhausted and completely consumed. It’s like a radio that clicks on in my sleep, to get up and get back to work. The music comes out of the sane part of me, and the record itself the insane...”

The lead track from “Out of Sane” is the unadorned piano ballad “America (Still In Love With You).” It plays as an intimate song of romance, yet serves as a pledge to the fundamental truths and values of the country at a time of incredible divisiveness.

A collection of material that will certainly stand the test of time, “Out of Sane” is one of the most personally gratifying albums Black has ever recorded. “‘Out of Sane’ is made up of all original songs, except for one cover. I recorded it with a varied collection of musicians; some from my band and some with session players. I believe it's one of my best albums ever, and I think my fans will love it. They've been asking for new music for a while, and I'm thrilled to finally be able to deliver after five years since the last studio album,” says Black.

The Cohen Community Series

The Cohen Community Series was inaugurated in 2008 through a gift from Jon Stewart, former vice chairman of the JCCC Board of Trustees, JCCC alumnus and former president of Metcalf Bank, in honor of the late Barton P. Cohen, president of Metcalf Bancshares, vice chairman and general counsel of Metcalf Bank and an attorney with Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP.

Previous Cohen Community Series presenters have included Scotty McCreery, Phil Vassar, Josh Turner, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio, George Will, Marcus Buckingham and Vince Gill.

All proceeds from this event go to JCCC scholarships and educational programs. No discounts apply.