Artist of The Day: Delbert McClinton

posted by Shane German on 07/15/2019

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Monday, July 15th: DELBERT MCLINTON
Throughout the last six decades, Delbert McClinton --the Texas singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and show man-- has entertained music fans across the country. As a teenager in Fort Worth, Texas, McClinton played as a side man with Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Jimmy Reed, as well as teaching John Lennon on harmonica.

From his first professional stage appearance in 1957, he has recorded albums for several major record labels and singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Rock Tracks, and Hot Country Songs charts. His highest-charting single was "Tell Me About It", a 1992 duet with Tanya Tucker, which reached number 4 on the Country chart. Four of his albums have been number 1 on the U.S. Blues chart, and another reached number 2. His highest charting pop hit was 1980's "Giving It Up for Your Love," which peaked at number 8 on the Hot 100.

Delbert McClinton has issued 26 studio albums as a solo artist, received two Grammy awards, became a Top 10 Country artist and charted Top 40 with the 1980 hit "Givin' It Up for Your Love". He was inducted into the Texas Heritage Music Hall of Fame in 2011.

His latest album, “Tall, Dark, & Handsome,” was recently added to WYCE’s library.

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