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Secret Talents of the Stars remains a secret - show off the air

Friday, April 11, 2008 – Clint Black may have been willing to continue his comedy routine on the reality TV show "Secret Talents of the Stars," but the honchos at CBS decided enough was enough after one episode. The plug was pulled on the show Thursday.

While Black advanced past the first show shown Tuesday, Jo Dee Messina's dance routine will not apparently see the light of day. Mr. Sulu, aka George Takei, went country on Tuesday's show, singing "On the Road Again," but he, like the show, was not going to advance.

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Out of Sane CD review - Out of Sane
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. »»»