I have always felt there are three artists who were responsible for the country music explosion of the late 80's and early 90's. Country was sounding like it had for decades and then came along Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Clint Black who put fresh young faces to a new country sound and it's popularity soared to heights never seen before. Clint was the first to take off and for a couple years was the biggest name in country music. I remember the first time I heard "Better Man" and being blown away. Today Clint turns 53. Happy birthday Clint and thanks for all the great music.

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