Who Is Lisa Hartman Black? Meet The Actress, Singer And Wife Of Clint Black

With superb acting and singing skills, Lisa Hartman Black is just as talented as her husband, Clint Black.

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Melanie Rooten

Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Posted on October 17, 2023

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Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

As country music lovers are aware, Clint Black is one of the most legendary stars of our generation, winning numerous ACM Awards, CMA Awards and GRAMMY Awards during his time in the industry. To the surprise of individuals across the globe, dozens of fans are unaware that the country crooner’s wife, Lisa Hartman Black, 67, is equally as talented as her counterpart, serving as a force to be reckoned with within the acting world, as well as in country music.

Lisa Hartman Black was born June of 1956, living a majority of her life in Houston, Texas before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, however, she has had an illustrious career since her early 20s.

Keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know about Clint Black’s superstar of a wife, from her acting history to her musical history to her family and beyond.

Lily Pearl Black, Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black; Photo Provided
Lily Pearl Black, Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black; Photo Provided

Lisa Hartman Black’s Career

After some minor television appearances, Hartman got her first major acting role at just 21 years old, starring as the titular character in Tabitha (a spin-off of Bewitched) from 1977 to 1978. While this was her first big time gig, the rising actress had her breakthrough moment just four years later, starring as a singer named Ciji Dunne on Knots Landing — running for 14 seasons, the soap opera was a smash hit.

After just one year on the show, Hartman’s character unexpectedly died, causing her to be removed from Knots Landing in 1983. After a public uproar ensued, Hartman was brought back as a different character, another singer named Cathy Geary, remaining on the show until 1986.

Since that moment, the oh-so talented actress has appeared on numerous television shows, such as Matlock, The Hitchhiker, Perfect Crimes, 2000 Malibu Road, Judith Krantz’s Dazzle and more, however, Knots Landing still prevails as her biggest acting role to date.

Given that her role on Knots Landing was a singer both times around, Lisa Hartman Black began to dabble in the music industry around this same time, recording four solo albums between 1976 and 1987: Lisa Hartman, Hold On, Letterock and ‘Til My Heart Stops.

While she has released dozens of songs during her time in the music industry, her most notable track is “If Love Must Go” off of Letterock, which she performed on various television shows around this same time.

Lily Pearl Black, Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Lily Pearl Black, Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM

Duets with husband Clint Black

After falling in love with her now-husband in 1990, the actress-turned-singer finally had her breakthrough moment within the music industry with “When I Said I Do,” a duet with Clint Black.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the couple gushed about how Clint got Lisa back into singing, just moments after the powerhouse vocalist decided she was giving up on her dream.

“His career was so huge, and I had done my thing, and I just pretty much let it go,” Lisa Hartman Black explained.

Clint chimed in, “I go, ‘Sing this with me,’ because she would sing harmony with me on my favorite songs around the kitchen… After two days we’re singing this song, and she sounds great, and then I told her, ‘You’re going to have to record that with me,’” referencing their chart-topping hit, “When I Said I Do.”

Even though Lisa was hesitant at first, telling her then-boyfriend that he needed to find “a real singer,” the duo recorded the track together nonetheless, and the rest is history.

“When I Said I Do” reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in 1999, won Vocal Event of the Year at the 1999 ACM Awards, received a nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the 2000 GRAMMY Awards and more.

Shortly after the success of “When I Said I Do” began to dwindle down, Lisa Hartman Black and Clint Black recorded another duet titled “Easy For Me to Say,” which was released 2001. 15 years later, the now-married couple released a third duet titled “You Still Get to Me” — hopefully they have even more heartwarming duets on the horizon!

Relationship with Clint Black

As for how the talented singer-songwriters fell in love in the first place, the story is sure to tug on your heartstrings.

In 1989, the duo met each other backstage on New Year’s Eve after one of Clint Black’s concerts. In the same interview with PEOPLE, the duo recalled the moment they first locked eyes with one another.

“It was slow motion, like you see in the movies. There was something there,” Lisa shared, before Clint chimed in with his perspective.

He gushed, “I knew I was looking at somebody amazing. I didn’t know anything about her [and] I didn’t know her TV show [and] I just looked at her eyes and I was just like “Wow!’”

Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black

The pair began to date in 1990, just mere months after meeting one another. To the surprise of fans everywhere, the couple was not in the public eye until the week that Clint proposed — how wild is that?

Lisa Hartman became Lisa Hartman Black after a beautiful wedding in October of 1991, which took place in Katy, Texas.

Mother to Lily Pearl Black

A decade after their special day, the couple had a daughter named Lily Pearl Black, who is also dabbling in the country music industry as we speak– you know what they say: like mother, like daughter!

Releasing her first few songs in November 2022, “Never Knew Love,” “Cry Pretty – Live” and “Every Time It Rains – Live,” Lily Pearl Black accredited her parents to this thrilling triple release.

She wrote via Instagram, “Hi everyone!! 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. 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 this Friday 11/11!! It will be available on all platforms, and the pre-save link is in my bio 😇 I can’t wait for y’all to hear it. 🤍”

The Clint Black Tour

Speaking of touring, the trio will be hitting the road together for The Clint Black Tour next year, performing at various venues in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado and Arizona.

Clint shared via Instagram, “My wonderful family is coming back on tour with me again for a limited run of shows in 2024. The band and crew and I can’t wait to see you back out here with us, @lisahartmanblackofficial_ @lilypearlblack Tickets on sale now!”

Launching The Mostly Hits and The Mrs. Tour in November of 2022 (and concluding towards the beginning of 2023), The Clint Black Tour will be the second time the Black family will hit the road as a trio, giving Lisa a chance to showcase her vocals once again, as well as giving Lily a chance to prove that she is a force to be reckoned with within the country music industry.

The Black Family Tour Dates

January

31 – Birmingham, Alabama – Alabama Theatre

February

1 – Shreveport, Louisiana – Municipal Auditorium

2 – Arlington, Texas – Texas Hall

3 – Lubbock, Texas – Buddy Holly Hall

6 – Grand Junction, Colorado – The Avalon Theatre

8 – Tucson, Arizona – Tucson Music Hall

9 – Prescott Valley, Arizona – Findlay Toyota Center

Fans can secure their tickets to The Clint Black Tour HERE.

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to write for Music Mayhem in August of 2023, she has also contributed to Holler, Country Now, Country Chord, Celeb Secrets, Celeb Secrets Country, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not writing, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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