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Terri Clark

Biography

Terri Clark was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on August 5, 1968 and is a Country music artist. Clark was no stranger to music with her grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier being well-known country musicians in Canada, in addition to her mother being a folk musician. Clark moved to Nashville, Tennessee after graduating high school and got her professional start in the music industry playing at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Clark befriended record producer and singer Keith Stegall, who eventually signed her to PolyGram/Mercury Records in 1995.

Clark put out her debut for the label and landed a #1 hit with “If I Were You,” the album was certified Platinum by 1997. Clark's second offering, 1996’s “Just the Same,” spawned the #1 hit single “Emotional Girl,” in addition to earning Clark Single of the Year for “Better Things to Do” and Album of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Association. Clark's third studio album, “How I Feel,” arrived in 1998 and gave Clark her first U.S. #1 hit with “You're Easy on the Eyes.” After the success of the single, Clark embarked on a tour as the opening act for Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn in 1998.

“Fearless,” arrived in 2000 and showcased a more personal, intimate sound, which fans responded to positively. 2001 saw Clark change management companies and head back into the studio to work on her fifth album, “Pain to Kill,” which was released in 2003. The first single off the album, “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” became Clark's highest charting single in the U.S. since “You're Easy on the Eyes,” peaking at #27.

In 2004, Clark was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and is currently the only female Canadian member of the Grand Ole Opry. 2006 saw Clark sign with BNA Records and perform with Emerson Drive, open for Big & Rich in Canada, and heavily promote her forthcoming debut album for the label. However, Clark’s seventh studio album, “My Next Life” continued to be delayed several times by the label which resulted in Clark leaving BNA in 2008. Clark released a live album, “Terri Clark Live: Road Rage,” via her own record label, Bare Track Records in 2009. Clark's seventh studio album, now titled “The Long Way Home,” was finally released in 2009 via BareTrack/Capitol Nashville/EMI Canada. Clark released her eighth studio album, “Roots and Wings,” in 2011.

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