Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1990 Clint Black claimed four trophies in the 25th annual Academy Of Country Music awards on NBC from Hollywood's Pantages Theatre?

It's true! He got Top Male and New Male Vocalist; Album of the Year, for "Killin' Time"; and Single Record of the Year, for "A Better Man"!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Clint Black.

  • He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey; but was raised in Houston, Texas.
  • His Zodiak sign is the Aquarius.
  • He grew up being influenced by a wide variety of musical acts, including George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, and Dire Straits.
  • After dropping out of high school, he worked days as a fishing guide and ironworker while singing in local bars at night.
  • He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1991.