SEPTEMBER 28

William Clark Green

William Clark Green, Cornstock

SONG LIST:  She Likes the Beatles, Still Think About You, RIngling Road, Creek Don't Rise, Next Big Thing, Hit You Where It Hurts, Dead or in Jail, This is Us...

William Clark Green, Cornstock 2019

A singer and songwriter William Clark Green was born in Flint, Texas on May 19, 1986. When he was 12, his family moved to College Station, Texas, and Will began taking guitar lessons at church. Green's tastes then leaned to hard rock, but when his father played him Willis Alan Ramsey's classic 1972 debut album, the youngster became interested in the Texas singer/songwriter tradition.


He enrolled in college after jobs as a ranch hand and working in a feedlot didn't work out for him. But he was more interested in music than academics, and it took him six years to complete his Agriculture Economics degree at Texas Tech. Green spent nearly as much time playing open mikes and acoustic gigs as he did studying, and by 2008 he was playing a weekly residency at the Blue Light in Lubbock. That same year, he released his debut album, Dangerous Man. The album Misunderstood followed in 2010, but it was 2013's Rose Queen that became Green's breakthrough. The album was a solid success in Texas, where the songs "She Likes the Beatles" and "It's About Time" earned significant airplay. The album eventually peaked at 34 on the U.S. Country Albums chart as Green's reputation grew beyond his home state.


In 2015, Green dropped his fourth album, Ringling Road. "Sympathy," "Sticks and Stones," and the title tune were all radio hits in Texas, and the album sold even better than Rose Queen, climbing to 18 on the U.S. Country Albums chart and going all the way to number one on the Heatseekers chart, a listing for new artists on the rise. Following the 2016 concert set Live at Gruene Hall, Green returned in 2018 with Hebert Island.