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Clint Black, a Singer, an Actor, a Comedian….a Businessman???

February 27, 2009

Along with popular shows like “Dancing With The Stars” and “American Idol”, a third show will soon begin its next celebrity featured season. Last year Trace Adkins did the country music world proud by placing second on the highly popular first season of “The Celebrity Apprentice”. In the upcoming second season of the show, a new country star will take the reigns to flex his business muscles, country great Clint Black.

Now it should be no surprise that Clint has decided to join the cast for this season. Despite dropping out o High School to chase hat would become a successful music career, Clint has shown that he can be quite the businessman in the real world. In 2003 he helped put together his own record label, Equity Music Group, which has sense fallen due to lack of funding and income in the economic times. However, the label was responsible for vaulting the career of Little Big Town who left for Capital Records, an event that began the suspension of the label.

In addition to business, Clint has also earned experience in television and film, not to bad for a High School dropout. He played in films like Still Holding On: The Legend Of Jack Cadillac and Anger Management as well as being a very successful member of the cast of the failed reality show “Secret Talents of the Star” in which he showed off a hidden talent for comedy, which sparked some rumors that the country star would take a crack at actually becoming a professional comedian. Now Clint will officially be able to add the title of businessman to his resume when competes against 15 other celebrities starting March 1, 2009.

When interviewed concerning Black’s joining the program, Donald Trump himself stated “Clint is not only a gifted musician and songwriter, but he’s a good businessman, he has his own record company and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. He’s bringing a lot of talent to the boardroom…As any successful musician can tell you, it’s a lot easier to fall out of the spotlight than it is to climb into it, which is why Clint Black was especially smart to secure his future with the establishment of Equity Music Group” (source GAC). Be sure to tune in March 1st to cheer on country music’s latest representative in the board room, Mr. Clint Black.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Leeann Ward permalink
    February 27, 2009 8:29 pm

    Any idea if Clint was on the show before his record company fell apart? If not, I expect that such a thing could work against him with Trump and his oponents. Embarrassing for him nonetheless.

  2. cowboybleau permalink*
    February 28, 2009 9:14 pm

    I believe they started filming late last year, before the Christmas season, in which case his label would have been closed afterwards. I have no idea how recent the comment was from Trump, however I do not think the label falling out will be that big of a loss for him on the show. Considering what he had to work with he kept it going for an impressive amount of time. What ended up being the nail in the coffin was the loss of Little Big Town and his inability to make any of the other artists as popular.

    I guess in a way this show could be an oppertunity for redemption from Clint for the bad luck he had with his label, we’ll see.

  3. Leeann Ward permalink
    March 1, 2009 6:16 pm

    I suppose Trump wouldn’t be one to talk, since his businesses have gone bankrupt more than his share of times already.

  4. Leeann Ward permalink
    March 3, 2009 1:19 pm

    Believe it or not, I actually watched The Celebrity Apprentice the other night. Clint wasn’t a huge presence on it, but he was at least calm and unembarrassing so far.

  5. March 9, 2009 12:08 pm

    Watched Aprentice again last night. Clint didn’t come off so well this time. It seemed that just about everyone there didn’t like him much. They said he was arrogant, talked/yelled over people and acted like people were “asses” if they interrupted him. I’m hoping he gets cast in a more favorable light soon. I didn’t watch the Adkins season, but I don’t remember hearing that people had any real problems with him.

  6. March 10, 2009 10:51 pm

    I saw the show too and I have to think that Clint probably lies somewhere in between the Ass and the quiet, good guy. I think that anyone who’s good friends with Steve Wariner can’t be that bad of a guy, even if the stuff I saw on the show only equaled what Leeann wrote about Clint.

  7. Charles permalink
    April 7, 2009 9:21 pm

    Personally, I think Clint Black did a good job being project mgr. That Joan Rivers was a B**** in denial. Clint had great ideas and no one appreciated them. Clint is a pretty smart guy with his record label and all. But, it wasn’t his fault the record label fell apart. The economy is tough. I still think he can get enough money from his concerts and be able to open Equity back up. Because I want to hear some of his new songs that he didn’t release.

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