Clint Black At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1991, Clint Black is a well-known name in country music. Black was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on February 4, 1962 to G.A. and Ann Black. The family of six moved soon after to Texas and Clint spent his childhood growing up in Houston. Before he reached his teen years, he taught himself how to play the harmonica. By the next year, he had written his first song. By fifteen, he had picked up the guitar. Clint and his brothers created a small band as teenagers that would play at backyard barbecues for their neighbors. Black dropped out of high school to further his music career, which took off in the late 80s. He was inspired by the sounds of George Strait and Reba McEntire who moved country music back to the traditional style.