From a very early age, Kevin Black’s family knew he had music running through his veins. With the help of only one formal guitar lesson and his dad’s tinny alarm clock radio, nine-year-old Kevin mastered Merle Haggard’s “Okie From Muskogee.”
Since those early days, Kevin has been musically tuned-in to what people want to hear—leaving behind the demands and constraints of major record labels for the personal satisfaction of making his own kind of music.
Kevin enjoys the continuing success that comes with being able to tackle any genre of music needed to satisfy his devoted fans’ musical palate. From his heart-wrenching “Why Can’t I Get Over You” to the song that always catches the ladies’ attention, “I Got This Thing About You,” Kevin’s first album, “Dream On,” introduced listeners to a sensitive singer/songwriter who would continue to send “messages from the heart” through his lyrics from that point forward.
Kevin says, “Believing in a song makes it that much easier to express the passion and emotion behind it.”
His latest record, “Kevin Black: SOLD OUT Live at Dosey Doe,” again takes his fans through an emotional journey—this time, with a little help from some musical friends and a couple of equally-talented family members, son Coleton Black and brother Brian Black. His upbeat “Think About You” and his powerful ballad about lost love, “Letting Go,” are two of the twenty reasons that this acoustic CD is still going strong.
Kevin creates a lively, party atmosphere at every show. Armed with a gregarious personality, quick wit and undeniable talent, he “holds his own” against his superstar brother, Clint Black, and consistently brings to the table heartfelt lyrics, impressive fret-board ability and powerful vocals.
His name is synonymous with “patriotic,” and his a cappella rendition of “God Bless the USA” has won the hearts of many, ushering in the opportunity for Kevin to play at prestigious political events, including 2011’s first Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll.
Kevin’s interest in “Spending Time Ending Rett” is personal, having lost his 16-year-old daughter, Cortney, to Rett syndrome. His signature song, “A Tear for You” (“Kevin Black: SOLD OUT Live at Dosey Doe”), is written as a tribute to her.
For the past eight years, he has devoted his time and talent to the Rett cause, playing a major role in helping raise funds for research that will, hopefully, one day soon result in a cure.
Kevin’s calendar stays booked with concert dates that “run the gamut” of gigs—from private and public to corporate. His outstanding reputation as a top-notch performer is known within the borders of the Lone Star State, and beyond.
With several decades of success behind him, he knows exactly what it takes to “keep it fresh.”
It may have started with only one guitar lesson, but that lesson opened the door to a lifetime of great music that just keeps coming, and will for many years.
When asked what’s on his musical “bucket list,” he just smiles, flashes a contagious smile and says, “First thing, get a bigger bucket.”