When Clint Black, Don Henley and Lyle Lovett take the stage at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday, November 28th, they’ll be doing so in support of their fellow Texans, whose lives have been upended by the ravages of one of the most vicious hurricanes in history. HELPING TEXANS: A HURRICANE HARVEY BENEFIT CONCERT will be a one-of-a-kind event where all ticket proceeds will go to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation, which will distribute the funds to charitable organizations and programs working in Houston and Aransas County to bring relief to those affected by Harvey. These distributions will be allocated according to the advice of Clint Black, Don Henley, Lyle Lovett and Ed Bass. The artists are donating their time and all expenses for the event are being underwritten by Ed Bass so that full proceeds from tickets sales and sponsorships will go to Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Tickets for HELPING TEXANS: A HURRICANE HARVEY BENEFIT CONCERT will be available to the public at www.basshall.com and by phone at 817-212-4280 this Friday, September 22nd.
“We all watched on the news as Harvey destroyed much of Southeast Texas and Houston, my hometown,” said country icon Clint Black. “We braced ourselves through the night as the flood waters grew closer to our family's doorsteps in Houston and Katy. My mom, brothers, niece and nephews were all very fortunate and I knew I had to find a way to help those who weren’t so lucky, to recover and rebuild what was lost in the hurricane. I’m really proud to have friends like, Don, Lyle and everyone at Bass Performance Hall who'll join together for the cause."
“This is another example of Texans helping Texans, and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said legendary artist Don Henley.
“I'm honored to join fellow Texans Don Henley, Clint Black, and Ed Bass to raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey,” said Lyle Lovett.
Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm that hit Texas on August 25, 2017. It caused an estimated $180 billion in damage, more than any other natural disaster in U.S history with the exception of Hurricane Katrina. The storm damaged 203,000 homes, of which 12,700 were destroyed. Funds raised through this benefit concert will be deployed for immediate relief and will also address the communities’ long-term needs, which are likely to include rebuilding homes, schools, and community facilities and supporting survivors’ physical and mental health needs.
Entertainment Tonight EXCLUSIVE: Clint Black Opens Up About Hurricane Harvey's Devastation in His Hometown of Houston
Clint Black is doing what he can for his hometown of Houston, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
The 55-year-old country singer opened up about the devastation to ET on Tuesday, sharing that he and his family are "praying" for those affected by the disaster.
"We've been very lucky down there, counting our blessings and praying for everyone else," Black said.
"What we worry about most right now are the lives, and there are gonna be some long term needs," he added. "I know a lot of us are going to be looking at ways to lend our voices, our music, our songs, auction guitars, cowboys hats, boots, whatever we can do to get people to reach into their pockets. I'll be making donations to the Salvation Army, myself. I have great faith in them to find those that are in the greatest need, so we'll be looking for all those ways to help."
In addition to the Salvation Army, Black -- who wrote his song, "The Great Flood," about the Mississippi and Missouri rivers flood of 1993 -- praised Houston's first responders and brave citizens who stepped up to help their friends and neighbors.
"Personally, being a Houstonian, I want to give a shout-out to, of course, all of the first responders doing a great job. All the citizens who got out on their own accord and helped, but also to all the other states," he said. "I know that people came from as far away as Utah and just jumped in the water and started rescuing people. We got the Cajun Navy that came over from Louisiana... so many states [are] sending their rescue workers. So many citizens [are] pitching in."
"It's really heartwarming, when you see all the suffering, when you see all the worry and grief, it's uplifting to see how many people will jump into that nasty water and pull someone to safety, or their pets," he shared.
For more on how to help/donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, please click here.
Due to inclement weather with Hurricane Harvey and to ensure safety for our patrons, the Clint Black show scheduled for Sunday, August 27th @ The Tobin Center has been postponed. The new date is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 8pm. All current tickets will still be valid for the new date. Current ticket holders DO NOT need to purchase a new ticket. For those who cannot attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available for a limited time. If you have any questions, please call the venue box office at 210-223-8624.
Michael Louviere was a husband, father, a U.S. Marine, Afghan War Vet and member of the Westwego police force in Louisiana along with brave civil servants I'm proud to call my friends. Earlier this year, Mike, off-duty at the time, stopped to help someone who had been in an accident, only to be murdered by the same, leaving behind a wife and two young children. A horrifying story, senseless and tragic. Ours isn’t to understand why, but to support others in their time of need. His life is a remarkable story of dedication and kindness. Please give a minute or two - watch and maybe even help if you can... https://www.gofundme.com/michael-louviere-an-american-hero
Clint will host a special songwriter session during CMA Music Fest at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Saturday, June 10th at 3pm.
For more information, visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org.
Note: Passes for this event have already sold out
We announced more than a dozen new dates this morning and some cities go on sale as early as Friday. Stay tuned to ClintBlack.com/tour for ticket links as they become available.
June 17 Andover, KS**
August 13 Newton, NJ*
August 25 Lake Charles, LA*
September 8 Tuscaloosa, AL*
September 9 Biloxi, MS*
September 15 The Villages, FL****
September 21 Asheville, NC*
September 29 St. Louis, MO*
September 30 Kansas City, MO*
October 5 Verona, NY*
October 6 Jim Thorpe, PA*
October 7 Rochester, NH*
October 14 North Myrtle Beach, SC*
December 14 Las Vegas, NV*
April 13-14, 2018 La Mirada, CA***
*On Sale April 28th
**On Sale May 5th
***On Sale August 1
****On Sale August 2
“Performing live in concert is the most rewarding part of my career,” Black says. “It’s a chance every night, to connect with people through music and laughter in an exchange with the audience that goes beyond just playing music. For all of the travel and time away from our families, it’s that connection with the audience that makes it all worthwhile.”
Greetings from a parking lot somewhere in Midland, Texas! I’m finally finished coughing and back on the road, headed to Chandler, AZ!
I wanted to thank everyone who sent get well wishes, and everyone who was affected by the few cancellations resulting from that awful flu. Everyone who knows me knows I don’t cancel shows lightly and I felt terrible to have to do so. I ended up coughing all day, everyday for two solid weeks! For me, that’s unprecedented. I’m glad it’s over and I can sing again!
So I’m on the bus and looking forward to a sold out crowd in Chandler. A great way to get back in the saddle. I have about a three week run of shows and then we hit our mid May break. My daughter has her 16th birthday and gets her drivers license! So, who will we drive around now!? Lots of you know how weird this will be. I’ve always known time flies, hence all the songs about time, but nothing illustrates that better than a child. We’re not ready!
On a musical note; I’ve been asked a lot about new music. If you haven’t heard, the latest CD is On Purpose, which includes a new duet with Lisa, “You Still Get to Me”. I am starting to think about what’s next though. I have some new songs written and will be writing more over the few breaks from the tour. I don’t imagine I’ll be able to get anything recorded and released in the remaining months of this year, but my manager and I have talked about releasing a single song in the interim. That may be doable even within the touring schedule.
But for now, I’m revisiting lyrics and guitar licks, just getting ready for Chandler! If you’re coming to one of the shows in the next few months, let me know what songs you’d most like to hear from the new CD. The band and I are going to work some up and you could have something to say about which ones we zero in on. Right now we’re doing “Beer”, “Stay Gone” and “Better and Worse”.
We’re getting ready to announce some more tour dates next week, so stay tuned for that!
That’s all I can think of for now. Thanks again for all the support during my flu battle. It really helped to know you were all so forgiving for the cancellations.
In our rush to reschedule the April 9th show in Greeneville, TN, my management team mistakenly and unfortunately picked a date that is impossible because of another conflict. We now have a new and FINAL date of May 21st! We are so sorry for the inconvenience. As a thank you for your patience, I will have a gift for each of you who attends the show. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on May 21st!
Clint Black has the flu and will be unable to perform tomorrow, Saturday, April 8th, in Montgomery, AL. Montgomery Gentry will be performing in Clint’s place and all previously purchased tickets will be honored. For additional information or refunds: https://asf.net/project/an-evening-with-clint-black
Clint Black is still suffering from the effects of the flu and will be unable to perform Sunday, April 9th, in Greeneville, TN. The show is being rescheduled for Wednesday, May 10th, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored. For additional information or refunds: http://www.npacgreeneville.com
Please keep Clint in your thoughts for a quick recovery and we apologize for any and all inconvenience.
So sorry to report I’m still under attack by the flu bug and won’t be able to sing in Hiawassee. Begging your forgiveness.
Clint Black has the flu and will be unable to perform tomorrow, April 7th in Hiawassee, GA.
The show is being cancelled. Please return your ticket to the original point of purchase for a refund or call the Anderson Music Hall Box Office at 706-896-4191 for additional information.
Hey Greeneville, I hate to deliver bad news, but I am under the weather & would not want to deliver any less than 100% on the stage tonight, so we are moving the concert back one week to Sunday, April 9, 2017, and can't wait to see you all then... Sorry for any inconvenience & looking forward to a great show next weekend!
Country music icon Clint Black has received a prestigious federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to lead a team of scholars in exploring the potential existence of undiscovered music notes.
Black will work closely with the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin during this endeavor. The two-year project will employ various professors, musicians, and students from across the globe to seek out the never-before-heard notes. The project’s findings will be analyzed, compiled, and published.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and exchange and I’m thrilled to lead the charge,” Black says. “In all my years of singing and playing guitar, I’ve found myself thinking there must be more notes to choose from. This grant will allow us to find these new notes for all musicians and listeners alike to enjoy!”
The grant totals $386,200 over the two-year period with the remainder coming from nongovernmental sources. European funding will be provided in part by the European Commission.
Black is currently on tour and enjoys a good April Fools joke.
Legendary newsman Dan Rather was in Nashville, Tennessee last week to profile country music icon Clint Black for his AXS Television show “The Big Interview.” The two spent time together at Black’s Nashville home and talked about Black’s musical and personal journey, his acting career, and marriage to actress Lisa Hartman. An intimate performance by Black from his home studio is also featured on the episode, which is slated to air March 28th.
“It was an honor having Dan to the house,” Black said. “It will undoubtedly go down as one of my favorite interviews ever – deeper than most. I talked about things I’d never even thought of sharing before. I didn’t want it to end. In fact, Dan hung around afterwards and I started asking him about his career. I’d love to get more time, turn the camera on him and hear more of his stories. What a day. Check one off the bucket list!”
“You will meet no more likable guy than Clint,” Rather said. “He’s a funny and charming guy, who I could’ve talked with all day. This was an interview that I’d been looking forward to for a long time and he did not disappoint. Great conversation and even took time to play some of his favorites for us. It was one helluva good time.”
Unfortunately Clint Black will not be able to perform tonight at Billy Bob's Texas because he has come down with the flu. We will be rescheduling this performance as soon as possible, so please make sure you check back for further updates.
Ticket holders will be receiving a refund. If you purchased with a credit card, you will be receiving an automatic refund. If you paid with cash, please go to the ticket office to receive your refund. Please be patient as they process these refunds.