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December Journal Entry

I know, I know. I’ve been remiss in updating my journal.

It’s been a crazy year. Tons of change. I don’t really know where to begin but I will start with using the word “Grateful.” The Canadian tour to support the “Classic” record was a huge success and sold out across the board in almost every venue. Immediately following the tour, I was settling in for a summer of fishing when I got a phone call from my old friend Blair Garner about the launch of his new morning radio show on NASH-FM in New York City called “America’s Morning Show.” We had several long conversations about his exciting vision and things to come and I officially joined the cast on June 1, 2013. I started out doing 3 days a week and was recently “promoted” to full-time at 5 days a week. The early hours are a killer but the gig is sooooo much fun! I love working with Blair, Chuck Wicks, and the entire staff. I haven’t had this much stability in 20 years. And for those wondering -Yes, it will affect my touring. I will most likely only be doing 20-25 tour dates next year but I will do my very best to take care of my health and not let either the radio show or my artist career suffer.

Speaking of my artist career – Michael Knox is on board to produce my next album! We start in February. I have been writing some, however, Michael was brought in not only for his success producing hit albums on Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett, but I have known him for 20 years as a real song guy in Nashville. He will bring a lot of incredible songs to the table that I didn’t write and has the access to a wealth of wonderful songwriters. I really look forward to recording with him. I am also doing something different this time around by making a crowd-funded album with PledgeMusic. Things have changed so much in our industry that I feel like it’s a good time for me to get my fans more involved and included in this process with the chance to hear the music first. I have often said my fan base is the best on the planet and I am pretty sure we will be blown away with the participation from all of you. Stay tuned for more info around the end of January on all of that.

The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville made me their Spotlight Artist with an exhibit running Sept – Jan 1. This was a lifelong dream of mine come true. I think every aspiring artist coming to Nashville for the first time walks through those halls daydreaming about a case with their guitars and clothes displayed. Seriously. What else can I say about it? Still in awe of it all.

Also, last but not least the Fans Choice Award at the CCMAS shocked me so much I had to rub my eyes and thought I was still dreaming when I woke up to all the congrats texts. Seriously. Again. Wow. And thank you guys so much. I felt like an ass for not being there but I honestly didn’t expect anyone to really miss me or to win anything. You never cease to amaze me.

And the voting goes on with the Most Beautiful Woman poll in Country Weekly. Really? #3? That’s a lot of information for me to process. I suppose I should take the tags off my clothes before I wear them now. Thanks for the votes. πŸ™‚

More to come. Sorry it’s taken so long. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season and a Happy New Year. See you soon!!



  • Russell

    04.12.2013 at 15:19 Reply

    Any plans to come to Lubbock, TX?

  • Jo Christian

    04.12.2013 at 15:22 Reply

    All of it is well deserved. Here’s to an AWESOME 2014… No Fear!

  • Darlene Carlson

    04.12.2013 at 15:22 Reply

    Your the greatest Terri Clarke I love your music. You go girl congrats!!!!!!!!

  • Mike Ludwig

    04.12.2013 at 15:23 Reply

    Now we just need to find you a good man and an old Jeep-
    the Fairy Tale would have a great ending like Loretta and Doo….

    • Mark Niemi

      04.12.2013 at 15:27 Reply

      I have a Jeep. πŸ˜‰

    • Kendra Eastwood

      05.12.2013 at 00:45 Reply

      Why can’t it be a sexy lady in a jeep? You fall in love with the person, not the gender. I hope she finds someone that will love and cherish her. Chely Wright found her female love and they are a great couple. Just say. My opinion.

  • georjette gibbons

    04.12.2013 at 15:25 Reply

    Your a fantastic entertainer your free spirit awesome person. Please come back to California (Black Oak Casino).

  • Dan Daley

    04.12.2013 at 15:34 Reply

    Hey Terri I have followed you from the start of your music thanks for always being Terri and not changing anything from the start tell now there’s the right way the wrong and Terri’s way Terri’s way has worked for me and country music you are a one of a kind women my kind of women and country music’s kind of women keep up the good work

  • Paula Falzarano

    04.12.2013 at 15:43 Reply

    Your an awesome Artist!! Been listening to you for a long time!! Who says it needs to be a man!! Women own jeeps too and cowboy hats and boots!! You fall in love with who ever you feel that certain heart stopping connection with. Just saying!! Well Peace and Love!! Keep the music coming ty

  • Julie

    04.12.2013 at 15:51 Reply

    Terri as usual you have given your fans so much this last year. I have been a die hard fan from day one and own every cd you have ever put out. Funny thing with you being on the radio with Blair is that when you were first starting your career he did the After Midnite show and he had a pick it or flick it section every night with new songs. You were on that segment with every new song you released. And i must say you were always a pick it. I voted every time LOL. Thanks for everything you do. Always a loyal fan. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. Make sure you get some rest.

  • Nancy D

    04.12.2013 at 16:08 Reply

    Thanks Terri for taking the time to share your experience, strength
    and hope.. Yes you do sound stable. I have to admit that I feel alittle jealous
    because all of your gigs are everywhere but California but, I do
    have to admire your being so positive in everything you do and you will
    return here sometime..miss you.
    Have a safe and festive holiday

  • Mark Clark

    04.12.2013 at 17:29 Reply

    Since you’ve always done such great covers in your concerts, I’d like to suggest Road House Blues by The Doors. I think you’d do a killer bluesy-country version of this song live!

  • Brenda

    04.12.2013 at 17:57 Reply

    WoW, what a year you have had Terri,
    But you deserve it all, Congrats & you Rock.
    See y’all in 2014

  • Cindy

    04.12.2013 at 17:58 Reply

    I saw you perform at the NC State Fair years ago and was lucky enough to get a meet and greet pass. Loved the show and love your music. Hope to see you in concert soon? πŸ™‚

  • Cindy

    04.12.2013 at 17:59 Reply

    I love your music! Come perform in NC again!

  • Yvonne MacIsaac

    04.12.2013 at 18:09 Reply

    Busy, busy, busy…I wish I had your energy and drive.
    You’re a smart woman with your scheduling, knowing to put your health first…good for you.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas !

  • Charley

    04.12.2013 at 18:26 Reply

    Teri congrats in the great year and good luck with the upcoming CD n next yr.. Love ur music n voice !! I just finished one called The Pink Ribbon … Bought everyday woman getting the news n then she’s gonna fight for the right to wear… The pink ribbon.. Have copywright on it but might need a little work..If ur interested in a listen let me know … But thanks n good luck either way !!!! Have a great yr !!

  • Tina

    04.12.2013 at 18:29 Reply

    I am so excited for your concert on the 4 at Rama. I met John 10 yrs ago we went to see you at Rama, ( a May concert) .. we lost track of each other .. But have reunited 2 months ago. I bought us tickets for the 4th. Your song “Now that I have found you” is our song .. please could you play it that night .

    Thank you so much in advance

  • Ray Purcell

    04.12.2013 at 18:59 Reply

    May you have a happy and joyous Christmas….your Canadian fans will always ,love you and your music….you deserve all that’s coming your way terri….all the best in 2014

  • Rach

    04.12.2013 at 19:11 Reply

    Ah, but you see we are the one’s that are grateful for you.
    Not one other country star shines brighter than you.
    If you were not so dag burn hard- headed you would listen.
    I know you are only doing what you love and that is the most important thing you can do.
    Now you have awards proving how incredible you are, something a lot of people already knew.
    May the next moments always bring you great blessings… With ineffable love from me to You.

    • LT

      04.12.2013 at 20:55 Reply

      Thank you for saying again on how stubborn she is, and to breathe and believe in herself. Although if you didn’t believe in yourself, you wouldn’t be where you are today.

  • Marge

    04.12.2013 at 19:37 Reply

    You deserve only the best and yes your new fame is hectic but it’s a change.But I hope you still enjoy you’re self at your little cottage and hope to see you in 2014 TC fish are waiting girl.

  • Jennifer

    04.12.2013 at 20:10 Reply

    Congrats on all you have accomplished this year – the best is yet to come!
    Looking forward to your new CD. Hate to hear only 20-25 tour dates – I hope I can make to at least one concert next year. Your fans love you and will support all that you do! Take care!

  • Dave Leitch

    04.12.2013 at 20:11 Reply

    Do you know Kasey from Mount Brydges? When are you coming to London on Canada?

  • Rachel

    04.12.2013 at 20:27 Reply

    Congrats on all your accomplishments. You know , someone is smiling down from heaven. Take care of yourself. Hope to see yah in the new year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  • Rhonda

    04.12.2013 at 21:24 Reply

    Wow I’m so happy for you & everything your doing!. It couldn’t have happen to a more deserving person Terri!. “YOU are the best… & You WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY VOTE on anything you do or are in!!!!.. πŸ™‚ “PS: I know your mom’s looking down so proud 2..” Keep it up… We will See you at your concert again Jan 4th 2014 at Rama “”we have been blessed to see you 5 times in all different city’s in and around Barrie this past summer!”” Thanks for ALL YOU DO!!!!!..

  • Robert Reed

    04.12.2013 at 23:04 Reply

    Loved Your N Jo D.s. Me.. performance at Choctaw . Can you say when you might be back South …..Okla . , Texas or… Houston Tx Rodeo Rob N Joan

  • Kendra Eastwood

    05.12.2013 at 00:38 Reply

    Terri you are awesome. Talented, beautiful and intelligent. Who says you need to find the right man and a jeep. I think maybe you’d be happier and better off if you find a fine lady and a jeep. πŸ™‚ just sayn. Chely Wright found the right lady. She couldn’t be happier. Terri if you wanna be happy and loved, look me up. Lol.

    • Angie

      05.12.2013 at 16:00 Reply

      I second that πŸ˜‰ The ladies ADORE you!!

    • Lisa

      29.12.2013 at 20:45 Reply

      I third that motion, you are so beautiful and the ladies love you to TC

    • Roody

      01.02.2014 at 23:02 Reply

      Cleared the storm drains on my steret this morning of all the leaves that blew off the trees last night. Wasn’t an intentional PIF but more of what there was to do in the neighborhood on the way to yoga. We are so blessed to live every day in such a breathtaking place even when the weather speaks loudly to us!

  • Phil

    05.12.2013 at 00:49 Reply

    Congratulations on a the Recognition, you truly deserve every bit of it, looking forward to seeing you in 2014, have had the pleasure of two back stage passes, You are Very Beautiful, and You make my day when I hear a song of yours, when you are close by my Wife and I will be in attendance. Keep up the Great Job, may you enjoy the true meaning of Christmas with your Family, God Bless YOU Always, Hugs your Biggest Fan in N.E. Nebr.

  • MarieM

    05.12.2013 at 02:26 Reply

    That was pretty neat. Thanks for the journal entry, Terri. So happy for all the great things going on in your life. Certainly can understand about the radio show and touring. Don’t know if I’ll be in those 20-25 concert areas next year, but if I don’t get to see you again next year, please know that I always wish the very best for you and your career. Hope you enjoy a happy holiday season.

  • Linda day

    05.12.2013 at 05:05 Reply

    I used ur recipe for dressing at Thanksgiving. It was like my mom use to make. It was wonderful we all loved it . Thank u


    05.12.2013 at 10:02 Reply

    :)…..Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!:) Bringing in 2014…for a fantastic, joyful, loveable, and terrific 2014!!!:) The future looks golden bright for sure!!!:) love and blessings, Queen:)

  • Debbie Llamido

    05.12.2013 at 10:31 Reply

    Congrats on a great year! Have a happy holiday season

  • Andria

    06.12.2013 at 00:02 Reply

    Thanks for the update and congrats on everything! Can’t wait to see you at Rama next month!

  • tony

    07.12.2013 at 12:43 Reply

    Hi terry just want to wish you an your family a very merry christmas an happy new year to you.

    • tony

      07.12.2013 at 12:46 Reply

      Someday i really love to meet you your the best

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        01.02.2014 at 03:05 Reply

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  • richard quintavalle

    09.12.2013 at 12:10 Reply

    we really enjoyed the show and finally getting to see you again in Atlanta always a fun time and has been for many years. good to see and talk to you again. instead of losing 75 lbs now down 82 lol take care and hope to see you again soon Forgot to tell you Jeffs mom Carollyn said to say hello

  • Kevin

    09.12.2013 at 20:27 Reply

    Well it sounds like you aren’t slowing down Terri. Just remember to take time to soak it all in.
    Lots of Love & Hugs

  • Nicole

    09.12.2013 at 23:58 Reply

    Terry I love your music and would love to see
    you in concert in Pemberton B.C. where I live.
    Huge Concert outdoors is happening summer
    of 2014 it’s a awesome venue.Last concert that
    happened here was awesome!!!And we have
    fricken awesome fishing here and it’s 20 minutes
    from Whistler!!Something to think about??!!
    We have big house on 5 acres just me and my
    husband 2 dogs and 2 horses.And we have
    big boat!!If you want to come fish and party
    come on to Pemberton!!!

  • nathan

    10.12.2013 at 16:15 Reply

    Can I have a date? That’s all I can say..

  • Merle West

    11.12.2013 at 02:21 Reply

    Terry love your music, I was wondering if you still have your place here in Sooke BC.Thats where i live East Sooke.

  • Wendy

    11.12.2013 at 05:54 Reply

    You deserve every thing you have gotten this year. I don’t know any other female country artist that is as involved with their fan base as you. It was great to see you in Rootstown at the Dusty Armadillo. Had a blast!! Can’t wait to hear some of these songs for the new album. Congratulations on the award, the hall of fame and being voted #3. πŸ™‚

  • Franklin Williams

    11.12.2013 at 06:49 Reply

    Hey, Terri! I heard you have a new album coming out in February what’s it called?

  • Shirley

    13.12.2013 at 10:06 Reply

    When do you plan on coming out? You should just do it already! We all know, and the barrier has already been broken with Chely doing her part.

    • Glenda

      14.12.2013 at 12:38 Reply

      This is the most RUDE & inconsiderate thing you could post here! If you have any respect for Terri you will remove such post & apologize for prying into her personal life. She owes this personal info about her private life to NOBODY. Mind your own business & dont forget to take your head out of your ass!!!!

      • Linda

        22.12.2013 at 01:57 Reply

        Glenda, I like your post on Terri’s personal life. For all she does and her love of her fans, family, friends and people everywhere. We, as loyal fans, should give her the respect that she deserves. Thank you for speaking up.
        Terri Clark fan forever!

    • Countrymusicroad

      16.12.2013 at 15:57 Reply

      I agree with Glenda: “This is the most RUDE & inconsiderate thing you could post here!” MIND YOUR BUSINESS!
      Terri has the right to live her life the way she wants to live it and with privacy!

  • Lynn

    14.12.2013 at 22:52 Reply

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Terri πŸ˜‰ From Sudbury, Ontario…The great northern Ontario πŸ˜‰
    Love all your music, wishing you the best in the new year πŸ˜‰

  • Glenn Harris

    16.12.2013 at 20:25 Reply

    Beautiful Singing and love the lyrics and Guitar effects πŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas from little ole New Zealand


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  • BrendaThompson

    19.12.2013 at 21:05 Reply

    Congrats on taking 3rd place, but you should have taken 1st. Thank you for a good concert on November 9th, me and my daughter enjoyed it very much. I have been singing “Better Things To Do” since then. Can’t wait for you to come back to Ohio. No Fear inspired me to finally ask a wonderful woman out. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You deserve happiness, so I hope you find that special someone to share your life with. Keep up the good work.

  • AC

    21.12.2013 at 06:49 Reply

    YO Terri,

    Would like to see you make a trip for to the new “Hard Rock Cafe Racino” in Northfield, Ohio. (Close to Cleveland)

    Nice venue for an awesome talent like you, missed your past concert at the local Ohio show so tell your agent to book it!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Linda

    22.12.2013 at 02:11 Reply

    Terri, you deserve all the awards and great fans. You have given us so much over the years and you deserve the rewards of your work and showing the love of your fans, also your intrest in helping people everywhere. You’re great on the radio just sad that your shows will be cut back but at least we can still listen to ya in the mornings. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and a safe healthy New Year. Texas fans will be watching out for you to visit the Lone Star state again. πŸ™‚

  • Kyle

    24.12.2013 at 20:15 Reply

    Yo TC…..
    hey, sounds like you’ve been having a great time doin what you do! Sure, I missed you out here in the Sacramento area, but that radio show sures sounds like a good time! I’ll be looking for you any time you get out this way! Sure miss seeing and talking with you at the M n G s….even though I find myself speechless around you……Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, “alone” I think not, and enjoy the holidays! Best wishes to you on your new adventures, and do make some time for that fishin on that ‘bigger’ boat of yourn! Love you dear!

  • gg

    07.01.2014 at 15:04 Reply

    I saw Terri Clark at Pearson airport in Toronto on jan 5th with Air Canada
    checking in with another lady who had a cowboy on, No one recognized her there I remembered her face and her height gave her away. she looked beautiful without make up. but she didn’t look happy those darn AC agents are lost I know I was there. SMILE TERRI YOUR BEAUTIUFL.

  • Sam

    09.01.2014 at 16:21 Reply

    You are truly an amazing singer and such a down to earth person. Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to meet you. it is still is my dream to. I recently went to see you live at casino Rama now that I can get in, lol and I couldn’t believe your voice. I couldn’t do anything but smile and sing along.
    At the end you shook my hand from stage and that just made my new year set with the biggest smile on my face. Thank you so much for that xoxo
    Your loving fan.
    Samantha πŸ™‚

  • Mark

    17.01.2014 at 19:42 Reply

    Hey TC
    Good to hear you on the radio. I remember when you started receiving radio play around 1995-1997. Or at least that was when I recall hearing your name on the radio.

    I live about an hour North of NYC and I am able to listen to the NASH morning show as I drive towards the city to go to work.

    Did you move to NY?
    You look better than ever.
    Keep up the good work.
    I enjoy the morning show. Great to hear country music more frequently since moving here from Texas.

  • Dianna Bruce

    25.01.2014 at 23:38 Reply

    You absolutely blow me away with your humble nature and grateful attitude. It is one of the many reasons why I am in your fan club.. why I wanted to meet you. Your work ethic is astonishing and I love that. You have never given off the appearance that you have achieved all that you wish to achieve. You are always knee deep in it.. really living life. Keep doing what you do. We will just continue to appreciate you. Be well.

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