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5/5/2014 9:17:00 AM
Country music legend Clint Black at the PAC, May 30

The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center will host another big name in country music when the legendary Clint Black performs at the PAC on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Black’s stop at the PAC will be an acoustic show featuring his talents as both a singer/songwriter and musician. He’s the fourth country star to play at the PAC this year. Previously, Travis Tritt and Ricky Skaggs have been PAC guests. Marty Stuart is in concert at the PAC on Saturday, May 3.

Michaelis, a Texas group made up of three sisters who’ve been singing together since they were in elementary school, will open for Black at his Florence stop.

Tickets for the Florence show go on sale Monday, May 5 at noon.  However, patrons who come to hear Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, can purchase tickets for Black’s concert before the official on sale date. There will be a special advance sale at the PAC box office only before and after the Marty Stuart concert on May 3.

Prices for tickets to the Clint Black concert begin at $49. VIP seats are $69. Tickets can be purchased online beginning Monday, May 5, at noon, by phone at (843-661-4444), or in person, at the PAC Box Office at 201 S. Dargan St. in downtown Florence. The box office is open M/W/F from noon to 6 p.m. and T/Th from noon to 5 p.m.

During his storied career, Black has produced more than two dozen number one hits. His first two albums,Killin’ Time and Put Yourself in My Shoes, both went platinum. He’s churned out hits for more than two decades while becoming a country music icon. Black is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and also earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Black has appeared in several movies.

A singer and a songwriter, Black has long been declared one of country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have helped shape his long career, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music industry. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status on country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide.

Black’s continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. The 1989 debut of his critically acclaimed fan favorite, the triple platinum Killin’ Time, marked a shift in the industry, with a return to the more traditional sounds of the genre. Country Music Television lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.

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