Multi platinum-selling country icon Clint Black will be the recipient of the Stephen Bruton Awardin Fort Worth, TX. The prestigious award will be presented to Black by Don Henley, on November 10th (tomorrow) as the feature event of the 10th Annual Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square.
The award is presented annually to celebrate exceptional artists whose careers include artistic expression in film or television. Previous recipients include Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Lyle Lovett, Ray Benson, and Betty Buckley.
“It is incredibly humbling to be recognized for my life’s work, even though it’s still a work-in-progress”, said Black. “Adding to the great honor, the award’s namesake is one of our best loved and most talented musicians and songwriters, Stephen Bruton. I’m so grateful for all of the support that has led to this moment, especially from my fans who have been there for every album and acting gig along the way. And in receiving this honor, I’m especially grateful to Don (Henley) for taking time out of his schedule to be there. His work has had a huge impact on me and it adds some mighty fine icing to an already great moment in my career.”
“Sundance Square is proud to welcome Clint Black as an honoree to our every-growing film festival.” said Johnny Campbell, President and CEO, Sundance Square. “We believe he is a perfect choice to receive the Stephan Bruton award this year.”
Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and charted nearly two dozen #1 singles including; “Killin’ Time”, “Nothing But The Taillights, “Like The Rain” and “When I Said I Do.” He’s one of the most successful artists in Country music history having written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, with nearly one third achieving “hit song” status on Country radio. Since his debut, Black has won numerous awards from the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music, the Grammys and the Country Music Association. Black came onto the scene in 1989 with the debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite Killin’ Time, which won him Album of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, and Top New Male Vocalist. The Triple-Platinum debut release boasted five #1 hits –a first for any genre– including the title track, and “A Better Man,” which were 1989’s #1 and #2 singles of the year, a feat not achieved since Hank Williams Sr., 35 years earlier. He has had over two dozen #1 singles, and thirty-one Top 10 hits – all written by Black. Along with being a celebrated Country artist, Black has appeared in many films and network series including; King of the Hill, Wings, The Larry Sanders Show, Hope and Faith, Hot Properties and Vegas, along with the starring role in CBS’s Movie of the Week; Still Holding On and Flicka: Country Pride.
As a songwriter and music producer, Black has contributed music to films and television shows.
Clint serves as Honorary Chair for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation’s (IRSF) “Research to Reality: Funding Process.”
For more information on Clint Black please visit www.clintblack.com.