“Q: What is one of the most hilarious, awful, bizarre and/or triumphant moments you’ve had as a woman in the music business?
Terri Clark: For some reason, I managed to come in second place in an online poll that Playboy magazine did, asking which female country artist readers wanted to see naked. I believe Shania was first. I remember the day the offer from the magazine came in for the cover, and a cheque that would have taken me the equivalent of two years on a bus touring to earn. I deliberated over what was more important, as anybody would. In the end, I felt that baring it all wasn’t necessary, and what’s between a woman’s ears is as important as what’s between anything else on her body, and I wanted to maintain the image I had already established and not have that overshadowed. To empower women to be who they are — even if it is being a tomboy, was way more important than any paycheque.
So I did not take the offer. But the bizarre part was the back and forth with my male manager (who never discussed personal things with clients) about whether or not certain parts of my anatomy could be “negotiated.” Makes me laugh to think about it to this day.”