In 1989-90 Clint Black became a lightning rod for the electricity in a new jolt of country talent. He was in the vanguard of the "new-country" army that was then marching over the pop-music horizon. Roughly six months after Clint's emergence, Garth Brooks released the first of a series of chart-toppers. The following January Alan Jackson issued Here in the Real World to launch a multi-million selling career. In 1991, Brooks & Dunn began their trip to the top as country touring champions.
In 1993 Playboy named his "Black and Wy" national tour with Wynonna its Concert of the Year. Their summer duet "A Bad Goodbye" became an omnipresent radio hit and paved the way for the back-to-back successes of "No Time to Kill" and "State of Mind."
Billboard magazine named Clint Black the Most-Played Country Radio Artist of 1994. That was the year he staged his acting debut in TV's "Wings" and the movie Maverick. "A Good Run of Bad Luck," performed for the Maverick soundtrack, became Clint's first directing job on a music video. He made history with his next two by creating them as the first clips shot on large-format, 65mm film. He sang for a TV audience of 50 million at the National Memorial Day Celebration in Washington, then for a viewership of one billion at Superbowl XXVIII.