Clint Black is a neotraditional country music singer and songwriter. Black took a passionate interest in music at age 13 teaching himself to play the harmonica and then guitar and bass. He dropped out of high school to play in his brother's band and played the local club circuit around Houston, Texas as he also ventured into songwriting. Soon, he and Hayden Nicholas began playing and writing songs together, soon signing with Bill Ham (manager of ZZ Top, among others) at RCA Records. To date, Black has sold several million albums worldwide.