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Las Cruces remembers long-time music educator William Clark

LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces lost a giant in the music world this week with the passing of William Clark, Ph.D. Clark was director of bands at New Mexico State University beginning in 1985 and founded the Mesilla Valley Concert Band and New Horizons Band and influenced generations of area musicians. As news of his passing on July 31 spread, social media was flooded with tributes and memories of the longtime educator who earned a doctorate in...
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CMT Premiere: William Clark Green Transports Fans Back In Time With Retro “All You Got” Music Video

Country music fans have learned to expect the unexpected from William Clark Green, who has a creative eye and a storyteller soul. When the country artist released his sixth studio album “Baker Hotel,” his primary goal was to step outside the box and produce something that had never been done before. Clark called in director Billy Cano and did just that with the “All You Got” music video.

William Clark Green Shares The Inspiration Behind Reflective Record “Baker Hotel”

“Ten years ago, I would listen to someone and go, ‘Oh my gosh…this is so unique. That’s what I want to sound like,’” Green recalled before describing his carefully crafted sound. “It’s original. That’s the goal is not to copy what other people are doing and blaze my own path. I’ve written every song that I have. I have never done an outside cut. I’m all in it for the birth of the song and the production,” he added.

William Clark Green Finds a Muse in the People and Places of Small-Town Texas

Even though singer-songwriter William Clark Green now calls the big city of Fort Worth home, his upbringing in rural East Texas fosters a connection with the people and places of small-town Texas. His music often draws inspiration from the towns where he has roots, like Lubbock, Eastland, and the Tyler and the Beaumont areas. His sixth and latest album, Baker Hotel, follows suit. The record, released in late March, is named for the historic Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, once a popular health resort. Green recorded the video for the album’s title track within the structure. The song and video tell the story of a young teenage boy daring himself to climb the spooky abandoned hotel’s 14 stories. Built in 1929, the 14-story Spanish Colonial building has sat vacant for 50 years. Now, developers are working on a renovation with plans to reopen the hotel in 2024.

William Clark Green Is Back And Better Than Ever With His Sixth Studio Album, ‘Baker Hotel’

William Clark Green is BACK after four long years with a new album today, Baker Hotel. And his sixth studio album was well-worth the wait. Top to bottom, it’s fantastic. The title actually comes from a real life hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas, where it was originally opened in 1929 after residents of the town wanted to capitalize on the success of the mineral water craze going on at the time. It’s rumored to be haunted, and you definitely get some spooky flavors on this record.