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April 29

Why today? Clint Black’s debut album, which contained this song and three other chart-topping singles, was released on this date in 1989.

About the record: RCA 9078-7-R, recorded in early 1989 in Nashville. Released in October of that year, reaching No. 1 on Billboard‘s country chart. Also appeared on Killin’ Time, RCA 9668, released April 29, 1989. It topped Billboard‘s country album chart and reached No. 31 on the pop album chart.

Killin’ Time might be the best-ever debut album for a country artist, and this Black-penned gem is one of its better songs. The album is the subject of an insightful review by blogger Razor X over at My Kind Of Country. Note the discussion (in the blog and among the commentors, most of whom are also country music bloggers) comparing Black and one of his contemporaries, Garth Brooks.

About the artist: Check out Clint Black’s bio on Allmusic.com.

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