William Clark Green

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William Clark Green
Birth name William Clark Green
Born (1986-05-19) May 19, 1986 (age 32)
Origin Flint, Texas
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2008-present[1]
Labels Bill Grease Records LLC
Website http://www.williamclarkgreen.com/

William Clark Green is an American country music singer from Flint, Texas. He has released four studio albums and one live album.

Origin[edit]

Green is from Flint, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, but took six years to graduate as he concentrated on his music career.[1] He currently lives in Eastland, Texas.

Music career[edit]

In 2008, Green recorded his first album while he was studying at Texas Tech in Lubbock. The album, titled Dangerous Man, was released on September 24, 2008. He followed this with his second album, Misunderstood, released in 2010.

2012: Rose Queen[edit]

In 2012, Green recorded his third album, Rose Queen, at Sixteen Ton Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and the album was released on April 30, 2013. It became his breakthrough album. The first single from the album was "It’s About Time" which became his first Top Ten song on Texas Radio.[2] He had a No. 1 regional hit with the song "She Likes the Beatles,"[3] and the album yielded three top ten singles on the Texas country charts.[4] According to Green, the album was inspired by the town of Tyler, Texas which has a local tradition called the Texas Rose Festival.[5]

2015: Ringling Road[edit]

On April 21, 2015, Green released his fourth album, Ringling Road.[6] The album debuted on Billboard 200 at No. 133 and the Top Country Albums chart at No. 18, with 4,600 copies sold in the US.[7] The first single from the album was "Sympathy" which topped the Texas Music Chart.[8][9] The second single was "Sticks and Stones". According to Green, the album was inspired by the town of Eastland, Texas.[6]

Green contributed a song to Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay, an album released in early 2016 on Austin-based Eight 30 Records, titled "Still Think About You," which is a co-write with Finlay.[10]

A live album, Live At Gruene Hall, was released on September 23, 2016.[11] It sold 1,100 copies in its debut week.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Country

[13][14]
US
[15]
US
Heat

[16][17]
US
Indie

[18][19]
Dangerous Man
  • Release date: September 24, 2008
  • Label: William Clark Green
  • Formats: CD, music download
Misunderstood
  • Release date: March 5, 2010
  • Label: William Clark Green
  • Formats: CD, music download
Rose Queen
  • Release date: April 30, 2013
  • Label: Bill Grease Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
34 6 41
Ringling Road
  • Release date: April 21, 2015
  • Label: Bill Grease Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
18 133 1 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Country

[13]
US
Heat

[16]
Live At Gruene Hall[11]
  • Release date: September 23, 2016
  • Label: Bill Grease Records LLC
  • Formats: Music download
31 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "William Clark Green". CMT. 
  2. ^ "William Clark Green: Artist Bio". Reverbnation. 
  3. ^ Mario Tarradell (18 July 2013). "Spotlight on Texas Artists: William Clark Green grows into his songwriting maturity on 'Rose Queen'". Dallas News. 
  4. ^ Derek Hudgin (April 27, 2015). "Album Review – William Clark Green's 'Ringling Road'". Country Perspective. 
  5. ^ "On the Edge: Willam Clark Green" (PDF). Country Weekly. 
  6. ^ a b Chris Parton (April 17, 2015). "Hear William Clark Green's Cleverly Twisted 'Ringling Road'". Rolling Stone. 
  7. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 29, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For April 29, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  8. ^ Eric Woods (November 14, 2014). "Green's 'Ringling Road' inspired by towns". Lubbockonline. 
  9. ^ Carl Hoover (April 2, 2015). "Texas country's William Clark Green rolls into Waco, toward new album release". WacoTrib.com. 
  10. ^ "Various Artists: Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay". AllMusic. 
  11. ^ a b Parton, Chris (September 23, 2016). "Hear William Clark Green's Rowdy New Live Album 'At Gruene Hall'". Rolling Stone. 
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 5, 2016). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: October 3, 2016". Roughstock. 
  13. ^ a b "Top Country Albums". Billboard. 
  14. ^ "Country Albums". Billboard. May 18, 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^ "BILLBOARD 200". Billboard. 
  16. ^ a b "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. 
  17. ^ "Heatseeker Albums". Billboard. May 18, 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
  18. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. 
  19. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. May 18, 2013. (Subscription required (help)).