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Terri Clark, the Queen of Canadian country music

Canadian artists moving to Nashville to become country music artists has been going on for quite a while. Terri Clark is no exception—she signed to Mercury Records in the ‘90s and had a string of hits that made her the symbol for cowgirl country artists.

Terri Clark's Career began playing for tips at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and she'll play their again next month for Tootsie's Birthday Bash. PHOTO COURTESY TERRI CLARK

Terri Clark’s Career began playing for tips at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and she’ll play their again next month for Tootsie’s Birthday Bash. PHOTO COURTESY TERRI CLARK

In 1995, she released her self-titled debut album, and it helped make her a superstar in her own right. Her first three albums were certified platinum both in Canada and the United States and gave her a number of top 10 singles. In honor of her upcoming Friday night appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, we have been listening to a ton of Clark’s hits around Sports & Entertainment Nashville’s office!

Clark moved to Nashville in 1987 and got her start playing at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, where she met Keith Stegall, who advised her to continue pursuing her dream. As luck would have it, Stegall became an executive at Mercury Records and soon after signed Clark to a record deal.

She has since become a household name in America as well as Canada, racking up hit after hit. The albums she put out in the ‘90s were the best selling of her career, but her music from the past 10 years has done well also. Albums like “Fearless” and “Pain to Kill” both produced songs in the Top 10. “Life Goes On” was the last album she recorded with Mercury Records, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard charts.

Terri Clark's latest album "Some Songs" was released in 2014. PHOTO COURTESY TERRI CLARK

Terri Clark’s latest album “Some Songs” was released in 2014. PHOTO COURTESY TERRI CLARK

Clark released “The Long Way Home” in 2009 and “Roots and Wings” in 2011, both of which saw success. She is also the co-host of “America’s Morning Show” on NASH FM 103.3 with host Blair Garner and co-host Chuck Wicks. “America’s Morning Show” just recently went national, so Clark may have a whole new career on her hands! If you would like to check out the show, it airs on WKDF Monday through Friday 6 -10 a.m., so check her out.

Terri is currently doing a 2015 tour in between hosting the radio show, so she is pretty busy these days! She is doing weekend gigs across the United States and throughout Canada, and her next date will be at the Grand Ole Opry here in Nashville on Friday, September 25th.

“Some Songs,” Clark’s tenth studio album, was released in September 2014. “I Cheated on You,” her third single from the album, was released earlier this year and is doing quite well. Her first two singles from the album—”Some Songs” and “Longer”—peaked in the Top 40 on the Canadian charts with some success here in the United States. Produced by Michael Knox, Clark co-wrote five of the songs. If you would like to check out her new music, her latest is below and her album is available on her website. You can also find her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

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  1. Great article!