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Funny man Clint Black advances on "Secret Talent of the Stars"

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 – Clint Black debuted as a stand up comic last night on the new CBS-Television show "Secret Talents of the Stars" and did well enough to advance to the next round. Black wrote and performed two minutes worth of comedy. The next show airs live on April 22.

"I'm used to performing in front of an audience, but as I have said before, it's a whole different thing once the guitar is removed from the mix," Black said. "Now, I've got to get busy coming up with some new material. I don't know how these professional comedians do it."

Each week, celebrities will compete in a tournament-structured format to determine who has the best unknown talent. Each performance will be critiqued by the celebrity judges, but viewers have the vote.

Black appeared alongside celebrities Sasha Cohen (Olympic ice skating medalist), who demonstrated her ability as a contortionist and who will also be headed for the next round of competition; Mya (singer/actress), who did a tap-dancing routine and George Takei (actor), who showed off his vocal chops as a country singer.

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Clint Black may not be the commercial superstar he was in the late '80s/early '90s, but "Out of Sane" - his first studio project in five years - reveals the same high level song craftsmanship that brought him well deserved fame in the first place. These 12 songs - many written with Steve Wariner - prove Black is still quite the sharp songsmith. Whether he's performing something strongly bluegrass instrumental-ed ("With Love") or pulling out his harmonica for the »»»
On Purpose CD review - On Purpose
Clint Black must sometimes feel like an alien fallen to earth when comparing his music -- such as the many fine new songs found on his latest "On Purpose" album - with what's in vogue on the mainstream country charts. Rather than partying till he pukes, as so many of his younger brethren are doing these days, Black oftentimes waxes philosophical. "Not everything's gonna go my way," he admits during the sometimes funny reflections found in "Better and Worse. »»»
The Long Cool EP CD review - The Long Cool EP
This is a four-song teaser from Clint Black, including a few covers of chestnuts. He countrifies The Hollies' "Long Cool Woman" and maintains a bouncy feel with the vocal chops to pull the classic off. He rocks a bit with a steady drum beat, but with sturdy fiddle playing, the country vibe is apparent. "You Still Get To Me" is another well sung Black duet with wife Lisa Hartman Black. Written by Black with Victoria Shaw, the soulful-oriented song is catchy, but too glossy sounding. »»»