Killin' Time (Clint Black album)

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Killin' Time
Studio album by Clint Black
Released May 2, 1989
Recorded Digital Services, Houston, Texas; House of David, Sound Stage, Woodland Studios, Reflections, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 30:30
Label RCA Nashville
Producer James Stroud and Mark Wright
Clint Black chronology
Killin' Time
(1989)
Put Yourself in My Shoes
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars [2]
Los Angeles Times (favorable) [3]
Q 4/5 stars [4]
Robert Christgau A− [5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [6]

Killin' Time is the 1989 (see 1989 in music) debut album by swing-country singer-songwriter Clint Black. The album, buoyed by the chart-topping success of its first four singles, was a huge hit upon its release, and established Black as one of the biggest new stars in country music. The album is currently certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

"A Better Man", "Nothing's News", "Walking Away", "Nobody's Home", and "Killin' Time" were all huge hit songs. All of these except "Nothing's News" reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, while "Nothing's News" reached #3. In addition, "A Better Man" and "Nobody's Home" were declared the Number One songs of 1989 and 1990, respectively, according to Billboard.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas, except where noted.

  1. "Straight from the Factory" – 2:18
  2. "A Better Man" – 3:03
  3. "Nobody's Home" (Black) – 3:29
  4. "Walkin' Away" (Black, Nicholas, Dick Gay) – 2:47
  5. "You're Gonna Leave Me Again" – 3:43
  6. "I'll Be Gone" – 2:28
  7. "Nothing's News" (Black) – 3:02
  8. "Winding Down" (Black) – 3:38
  9. "Killin' Time" – 2:48
  10. "Live and Learn" (Black) – 3:14

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 31
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6
Canadian RPM Top Albums 93

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1989 "A Better Man" 1 1
"Killin' Time" 1 1
"Nobody's Home" 1 1
1990 "Walkin' Away" 1 1
"Nothing's News" 3 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. Killin' Time (Clint Black album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hurst, Jack (1989-05-04). "Clint Black Killin' Time (RCA)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Randy (1989-07-09). "Black Is Bountiful". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Clint Black - Killin' Time CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Clint Black". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  6. ^ Gleason, Holly (1989-08-24). "Clint Black: Killin' Time : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
Preceded by
Sweet Sixteen
by Reba McEntire
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 23 - November 3, 1989
Succeeded by
No Holdin' Back
by Randy Travis
Preceded by
No Holdin' Back
by Randy Travis
Top Country Albums number-one album
January 27 - March 3, 1990
Succeeded by
RVS III
by Ricky Van Shelton
Preceded by
RVS III
by Ricky Van Shelton
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 5 - July 14, 1990
Succeeded by
Livin' It Up
by George Strait
Preceded by
Livin' It Up
by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
August 11 - October 13, 1990
Succeeded by
No Fences
by Garth Brooks
Preceded by
Loving Proof
by Ricky Van Shelton
Top Country Albums number-one album of the year
1990
Succeeded by
No Fences
by Garth Brooks