Clint Black fans started lining up over three hours before the country music hit maker was scheduled to appear at the new South Knoxville Wal-Mart to sign autographs and help the store celebrate its grand opening last Wednesday.
The massive line of fans stretched from an area designed for Black to sit and visit with fans at the rear of the store, weaving around isles and back up toward the cash registers at the front of the building. Employees at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, located on Chapman Highway, said they expected the crowd to be large, but the actual number of fans who showed up was a bit overwhelming.
Sharon Hood, an employee at the store, said having Black come out to the grand opening was worth all the effort put in by the Wal-Mart workers to assist Black’s personal security staff and ensure every fan that stood in line a chance to get to meet the artist.
“We went through a lot to get him here,” said Hood. “Clint Black is a big Wal-Mart person and we’re excited about having him here.”
Black is currently on a three-week tour to promote his new album “Spend My Time.” He has been among the most fan-friendly artist in the business since bursting onto the scene with his signature hit “Killing Time” in the early 1990’s.
“Since February 29, he’s only spent a total of eight hours at home,” said Matt Williams, a representative from Black’s label, Equity Records. “Clint has a real devotion to the people who love his music and he always has.”

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