Clint Black To Release New Album, ‘On Purpose’

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Clint Black To Release New Album, ‘On Purpose’

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Multi platinum-selling country icon Clint Black is back. Long heralded as one of country music’s biggest stars, Black will release On Purpose, his first all-new studio album in a decade, on Friday, September 25th. On Purpose, Black’s twenty-first album overall, marks his first since 2005’s Drinkin’ Songs and Other Logic and is his twelfth studio release.

The 14-track album, recorded at Black’s studio in Nashville compiles a strikingly diverse group of his self-produced songs. The lilting “You Still Get to Me” marks Black’s third duet with his wife, actor Lisa Hartman Black. Ballads like “Only One Way to Live,” “Stay Gone,” “Breathing Air” and “Last Day” have never cut deeper, while his merry, clever “Beer” and “Better and Worse” are among the most upbeat songs that he has ever crafted. “Time For That,” “Doing It Now For Love” and “Summertime Song” are catchy examples of how groove-soaked his music can be. “Calling It News” is a wry, topical statement, while “The Trouble” is colored by Australian slang.

Of the album’s title Black says, “On Purpose comes from a line in the song ‘Better and Worse.’ It represents my attitude towards life, in that it’s never easy to ‘go your own way’, but the rewards are greater when you follow your heart. I know that’s what my fans expect from me, and I hope that they hear that in the songs on this album.”

“Musically, On Purpose is right where I want to be,” added Black. “I pushed myself hard for this album, doing more of the guitar work, even playing slide guitar for the first time.”