New uplifting songs by great country music stars. Watch Clint Black's Official Music Video for "America (Still In Love With You)" from his upcoming album Out of Sane and “There Was Jesus” with Zach Williams and Dolly Parton.
Clint Black Announces New Album Out Of Sane and Releases Lead Single, "America (Still in Love With You)"
Country music icon, Clint Black, has announced his 23rd album, Out of Sane, set for release on June 19th. Ahead of the album's full release this summer, the Country legend has released the first single from Out of Sane, "America (Still in Love With You)" which is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Today, fans can also catch the track's music video which premiered exclusively with PEOPLE.com.
"Out of Sane is made up of all original songs, except for one cover. I recorded it with a varied collection of musicians; some from my band and some with session players. I believe it's one of my best albums ever and I think my fans will love it. They've been asking for new music for a while and I'm thrilled to finally be able to deliver after five years since the last studio album," says Black of his latest album.
Out of Sane, self-produced by Black, features his signature lead guitar and slide guitar work that has kept him one of Country music's truest traditionalists. The new album follows his 2019 album, Still Killin' Time, that celebrated his 30th career anniversary and featured eight live recordings of his hits and two studio recordings, "This Old House" which honored the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and "No One Here For Me." Both studio tracks were originally written for his 1989 debut album, Killin' Time.
Hell Bent (Clint Black, Hayden Nicholas)
My Best Thinkin' (Clint Black, Steve Wariner)
America (Still In Love With You) (Clint Black, Steve Wariner)
With Love (Clint Black, Rivers Rutherford)
Everybody's Talkin' (Harry Nilson)
Found It Anyway (Clint Black, Steve Wariner)
A Beautiful Day (Clint Black, Steve Wariner)
Down To It (Clint Black, Marty Stuart, Hayden Nicholas)
The Only One (Clint Black, Hayden Nicholas)
Can't Quit Thinkin' (Clint Black, Hayden Nicholas)
Find Myself (Clint Black, Hayden Nicholas)
What I Knew Then (Clint Black, Hayden Nicholas)
The first track released from Out of Sane, "America (Still In Love With You) is Clint's love letter to our great nation. With heartwarming lines like “when it comes to friends, you're the best one that I've got," the song highlights the love that a person has for their country "in spite of all [the] ups and downs."
"I wrote 'America' with my buddy, Steve Wariner, right before the shutdown and had intended it to be a song about unity for our country during a heated election season," says Black. "It has taken on new meaning in light of the pandemic."
The official music video for the Zach Williams and Dolly Parton duet “There Was Jesus” has also been released.
The song, from Williams’ second solo album “Rescue Story,” released in October and the two appeared on the 2019 Country Music Association Awards together to perform it. The new video traces two stories with Williams and Parton singing and worshiping together in a rural setting. The song also released to Christian country radio.
Zach said: "We recorded that song and finished the demo, and I remember turning my producer, like, “Dude, it’d be really cool if we could get Dolly Parton.” We both kind of laughed, like, “Yeah, good luck.” A month later, we were reaching out to her label and she agreed to listen to the song. She heard it loved it and wanted to be a part of it. And, you know, we showed up and tracked vocals with her and she was a pleasure to work with. So down to earth and humble. It’s been probably one of the highlights of my career so far".
When the song released, Parton said it was one of the best songs she’d ever heard:
“I loved Zach’s voice, and at that time I wanted to do something more uplifting. I felt like it was a Godsend, so I thought yes, this is my record and I’m going to sing with him on it! I’m really proud of how it turned out. I think people are going to get a blessing out of it. I know I have.”
I’m going to try to get more into doing more uplifting songs, just like the “God Only Knows” and “Faith in Me” and the “There Was Jesus.” Not all religious songs, but just songs that are kinder, more fun, more uplifting, make you feel good about yourself, make you feel good about other people, about life and so I’m hoping to, you know, to try to spread a little light.