"A Better Man"
is a song made famous by country music
neo-traditionalist Clint Black
. Originally released in 1989
, the song - from Black's debut album, Killin' Time
- was his first nationally released single.
When "A Better Man" went to No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles
chart on June 10, Black became the first artist since Freddy Fender
to ascend to the top of the country chart with his first charted single.
The success of "A Better Man," along with the follow-up "Killin' Time
," were instrumental in Black winning the Country Music Association
's Horizon Award in 1989.
The song is a reflection on a relationship co-writer Black had recently ended with a girlfriend of seven years. He shared his dying romance story with friend Hayden Nicholas
, who - after sharing an idea for the melody - came up with the hook line ("I'm leaving here a better man/For knowing you this way.
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