Killin' Time (Clint Black album)

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Killin' Time
Studio album by Clint Black
Released May 2, 1989
Recorded Digital Services, Houston, Texas; House of David, Sound Stage, Woodland Studios, Reflections, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 30:30
Label RCA Records
Producer James Stroud, Mark Wright
Clint Black chronology
Killin' Time
Put Yourself in My Shoes
(1990)Put Yourself in My Shoes1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars [2]
Los Angeles Times(favorable) [3]
Q4/5 stars [4]
Robert ChristgauA− [5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [6]

Killin' Time is the 1989 (see 1989 in music) debut album by American swing-country singer-songwriter Clint Black. The album, buoyed by the chart-topping success of its first four singles, was a huge hit upon its release, and established Black as one of the biggest new stars in country music. The album is currently certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

"A Better Man", "Nothing's News", "Walking Away", "Nobody's Home", and "Killin' Time" were all huge hit songs. All of these except "Nothing's News" reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, while "Nothing's News" reached #3. In addition, "A Better Man" and "Nobody's Home" were declared the Number One songs of 1989 and 1990, respectively, according to Billboard.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by All songs written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas except where noted..

1."Straight from the Factory" 2:18
2."A Better Man" 3:04
3."Nobody's Home"Black3:29
4."Walkin' Away"Black, Nicholas, Dick Gay2:47
5."You're Gonna Leave Me Again" 3:43
6."I'll Be Gone" 2:28
7."Nothing's News"Black3:02
8."Winding Down"Black3:38
9."Killin' Time" 2:47
10."Live and Learn"Black3:14




Chart positions[edit]


Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 31
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6
Canadian RPM Top Albums 93


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1989 "A Better Man" 1 1
"Killin' Time" 1 1
"Nobody's Home" 1 1
1990 "Walkin' Away" 1 1
"Nothing's News" 3 1


  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. Killin' Time at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hurst, Jack (1989-05-04). "Clint Black Killin' Time (RCA)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Randy (1989-07-09). "Black Is Bountiful". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Clint Black - Killin' Time CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Clint Black". Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  6. ^ Gleason, Holly (1989-08-24). "Clint Black: Killin' Time : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2013-04-27.