Future Country Music Hall of Famer Clint Black to Perform in Cedar Rapids
Clint Black, one of the members of country music's famed class of 1989 that also included Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, and Alan Jackson, is making his way back to Cedar Rapids this fall. He'll be bringing someone very special to him along for the show.
Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on October 20, and when he performs in Cedar Rapids, Lisa will also be on the stage.
The show will be held at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday, December 11. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m. We'll also have a KHAK presale on Thursday, June 10, beginning at 10 a.m. You'll get all the presale information sent directly to your phone Wednesday afternoon if you download the free 98.1 KHAK app and turn on Concerts/Events alerts. More details on the show are available HERE.
The week of June 7, listen to Brain and Courtlin each morning to win your way into the December 11 show. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets with the KHAK app. Just fill out the form below. *You must be viewing this page in the app to have access to the form.
This will be Clint's third performance in Cedar Rapids, and his fourth in the corridor. He made his first appearance in Cedar Rapids in 1990, the middle act of a show that featured supergroup Alabama (see the ad for the show below).
Clint and Wynonna (Judd) performed at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City in October of 1993.
Clint Black did his last show in Cedar Rapids 26 years ago when he performed at the All-Iowa Fair and Music Fest in Cedar Rapids in 1995. More on that in the photos below. When Clint was in Cedar Rapids in 1990, he was presented with a copy of the poster below. He signed a copy for us that night as well. We still have it.
One of the great question marks in country music these days is, 'Why isn't Clint Black in the Country Music Hall of Fame?' I was lucky enough to play his first single (Better Man) when it was first released in February of 1989 and everything he released thereafter. When he debuted, Black's voice drew immediate comparisons to the legendary Merle Haggard, but he chartered his own path. And what a path it was.
Clint Black reached the top of the charts five times with songs from his debut album 'Killin' Time,' including the title track. The first 24 singles he released all made the Top 10. He wrote or co-wrote every one of those, which included 22 #1 songs. So as I said... Why isn't Clint Black in the Country Music Hall of Fame? It's time to honor this very deserving singer-songwriter.
Below is Clint Black's career in pictures, including the day he stopped by the KHAK studios. He dropped a guitar pick that day. I still have that too.