Monday, August 10, 2009

Clint Black To Produce Country Story Song Television Series

Clint Black has been tapped to produce a country-music anthology television series called "American Storytellers." The series, which will adapt famous country songs into dramatic stories for television, will be distributed by ITV Studios, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Roberts/David Films.

Black will be one of the show's executive producers, along with Mark Roberts and Lorena David—who originally pitched the project to ITV Studios—and Joel High of Creative Control Entertainment.

It has not been announced what network will broadcast the shows, but producers hope to get prominent country musicians to work both in front of and behind the camera on the series' episodes.

Black released his first record, "Killin' Time," in 1989. It reached number one on "Billboard" magazine's Top Country Albums chart. Since then, he has released 10 more albums, the most recent being 2005's "Drinkin' Songs and Other Logic," which reached number 36 on the Top Country chart.

The country star has also earned fame as an actor, first getting recognition for a bit part in the 1994 western-comedy, "Maverick." He has also appeared in several television shows, including "Wings" and "The Larry Sanders Show," and appeared briefly in the 2003 film, "Anger Management."

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