Music: Country Classicists

Clint Black and Garth Brooks take the old road to Nashville

The cops came to the door. Again. Seems like Houston's finest were always trying to get in the way of Clint Black's career.

Black played bass in his brother's band, and their folks encouraged them by cooking barbecue in the backyard and inviting friends over to eat, listen and dance. The boys would get to going so good that everyone lost track of time, until the police came calling. "Folks next door, they're complaining," one cop would say. "Must not have invited them."

Now that Black has become one of the hottest young men in country music, everyone's knocking on his...

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