Grammy-winning country legend Clint Black was presented with 60 Million-Air awards by BMI in celebration of 60 million broadcast performances of Black’s songs on Wednesday, November 2 at BMI’s Nashville office.
Luminate confirmed 38 billion audience impressions from airplay impact since 1990 when BDS/Billboard began monitoring spins. Created by Billboard’s Jim Asker, the plaque was presented to Clint by Country Radio Seminar’s RJ Curtis. Clint was also awarded four plaques that certified sales for numerous singles, including “Killin’ Time” (platinum single), “Better Man” (gold single), “When I Said I Do” (Gold single) and “Like The Rain” (Gold single).
“This is one of the most moving and exciting things that has happened to me since my daughter was born,” commented Black. “From the beginning of my recording career I was determined to
write my own songbook, one that would last the test of time. These awards validate for me everything I thought I was doing. Thank you BMI, Luminate, RIAA and most of all country radio and the fans.”
While Clint’s fans are sure to be proud of the singer’s great accomplishment, no one seems to be more excited than his 21-year-old daughter Lily.
“Proudest daughter ever,” Lily wrote on an Instagram story of her father holding his plaque.
“Best role model a daughter could ever ask for,” she added on another story post. “Never met a more dedicated, down to earth, hard worker than you. You deserve everything and more. I love you. I’m so proud to call you my dad.”
Clint and wife Lisa Hartman Black welcomed their first and only child, Lily Pearl, into the world on May 8, 2001. Lily and her father seem to be closer than ever as she frequently shares videos and photos with Clint on social media.
Black shared an adorable throwback of Lily singing his hit track, “When I Said I Do” featuring his wife, Lisa.
Lily Pearl Black seems to be following in her father’s footsteps, as she recently dropped her debut EP, Songs from the Mostly Hits and the Mrs. Tour, on Nov. 11, which includes tracks “Never Knew Love,” “Cry Pretty – Live” and “Every Time It Rains – Live.”
“I’ve been so grateful for the opportunity to get to learn from the best and experience touring for the first time with my parents,” Lily wrote ahead of the project’s release. “I wanted to share a little bit of that with y’all, so I’m releasing 3 songs from The Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour.”
The family trio will be performing on the second half of their Mostly Hits & The Mrs. Tour beginning on Nov. 17 in Burnsville, MN at the Ames Center. The tour, which runs through 2023, will feature stops in Montana, Ohio, Texas, and more before wrapping on Feb. 5 in Pensacola, FL.
“I’m so happy to be doing live concerts again,” commented Black. “I’m even more excited to get to November, when Lisa and I will tour together. We have a very special show planned and can’t wait to take it on the road!”
Tickets for the upcoming run are on-sale now at www.clintblack.com and on Ticketmaster. VIP Packages for the tour are available for all shows. Additional tour dates will be announced in the near future.
Mostly Hits and the Mrs. Tour Dates
Nov 17 – Burnsville, MN – AMES CENTER
Nov 18 – Appleton WI – FOX CITIES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Nov 19 – Rochester – MN MAYO CIVIC CENTER
Nov 20 – Dubuque IA – FIVE FLAGS CENTER
Dec 1 – Fort Smith AR – ARCBEST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Dec 2 – Tulsa, OK – TULSA THEATRE
Dec 3 – Wichita, KS – ORPHEUM THEATRE
Dec 4 – Ottumwa, IA – BRIDGE VIEW CENTER
Dec 8 – Kalispell, MT – WACHHOLZ COLLEGE CENTER
Dec 9 – Helena, MT – HELENA CIVIC CENTER
Dec 10 – Billings, MT – ALBERTA BAIR THEATER
Dec 15 – Toledo, OH – STRANAHAN THEATRE
Dec 16 – Kalamazoo, MI – KALAMAZOO STATE THEATRE
Dec 17 – Evansville, IN – VICTORY THEATRE
Dec 18 – Rockford, IL – CORONADO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Jan 27 – San Antonio, TX – TOBIN CENTER
Jan 28 – Amarillo, TX – CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM
Jan 29 – Albuquerque, NM – KIVA AUDITORIUM
Feb 2 – Melbourne, FL – KING CENTER
Feb 3 – Key West, FL – Key Western Festival
Feb 5 – Pensacola, FL – SAENGER THEATRE