Put Yourself in My Shoes
by Clint Black
Released: Jan 1990
Label: Rca Records Label Nashville
Clint Black's second record is every bit as future-thinking and rooted in the past as Dwight Yoakam's Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. -- it's just that the production values are a little slicker. With an ear for the familiar tropes of early '90s-brand country, Black also has an undeniable fearlessness to include songs that refuse to color inside the lines of accepted Nashville norms (see the title cut and "Muddy Water" for starters). Closer "The Goodnight - Loving" is another highlight.