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Terri’s Summer Update

Hey Hat Brats!

Summer is officially in full swing! I’ve been trying to avoid the heat and humidity of Tennessee by either being on the road or staying up in Ontario out on the lake. It’s actually been unseasonably cool up there so there is quite a climate disparity from one place to the other. I am building a house in rural TN right now, and don’t know how these framers are surviving working in this heat and humidity. I took them some sandwiches and Gatorade the other day – I’m surprised someone doesn’t get dehydrated or heat stroke. They work really hard. Does the fact that I am talking about the weather so much show my age?  Am I getting old?  Geez, I sound like my grandmother.

As many of you know, there is a new addition to the fur family. I was on a waiting list for another little dachshund. However, after my neighbor brought her 4-month-old Morkie over for a play date with Charlee they wore each other out and played and played for hours. I asked her where she got her and the rest is history. Charlee and Rigby love each other. Rudy couldn’t care less about either of them and just watches them play from the comfort of his bed.  Speaking of Rudy, he is doing great after his rather scary back problem. He had to have major back surgery after a ruptured disc, and had to be confined for 6 weeks, which he did NOT like AT all. He’s back to being the escape artist that he is and I’ve had to chase him through the neighborhood in my pajamas after he magically manages to get out of the fenced area. If you see a wiener dog in a bow tie prancing through the bushes, that would be him. I got a GPS for him but it broke so hopefully the new one will come before he gets out again. It’s maddening. The two female dogs just want to be where they will get human attention so I don’t have to worry about them.

As a lot of you know, my role at America’s Morning Show has changed and I am now doing a feature called “Terri’s Throwback Thursday.” Try to tune in if you can – it’s a hoot!  I get to tell stories and guess song intros, and talk about the shows we are doing on the road. Perfect scenario. The 5-days-a-week schedule was very hard with playing shows on the weekends…and sleep deprivation made me a bitch to be around at times. I belong on the road and plan to be for a long time to come. I have a new love affair with the road and playing music these days, especially having been so limited the past couple of years. I’m loving it now more than ever! I signed with a new booking agency called The Agency Group and they are seriously kicking ass. When I signed with them we decided the plan was going to be to tap into several US markets that I haven’t visited in several years so they are out booking those like crazy. It’s great to be out here in places like Montana seeing people’s enthusiasm and setting attendance records. We have some really cool gigs coming up and I am particularly looking forward to the Minnesota State Fair. I haven’t played that in years and have a lot of friends in that area. We will be concentrating mostly on US dates until next summer and then will be back doing some shows in Canada again.

The CCMAs are around the corner and I was pleasantly surprised that I made history by being nominated 20 consecutive years in the Female Vocalist category. It feels really great and I have all of you to thank for it.  I am not going to be in attendance this year as I am hosting a big surprise party for someone in my family – which I can’t reveal, or someone might tell her, but it’s a pretty big deal. Family first.

I was recently riding through Montana in between shows, reveling in the beauty and how lucky we are to do this for a living. As we drove through the mountains, I was listening to the brand new Jason Isbell record. He’s the new Bob Dylan in my opinion and I just lose my mind over his songwriting. I hope to see him live someday. Speaking of music, our new drummer Matt is doing a bang up job – pun intended.

There are a few things in the hopper as far as new music goes.  I am booking some co-writes for the fall and hope to start working on a new album or EP sometime in 2016.  I have a feeling I will see a lot of you on the road and out in Nevada in December. I am looking forward to that! We also have another run out west coming up in February and March – some Colorado, California, Idaho, and New Mexico shows…stay tuned for on-sale dates and locations!

Stay cool, take care, and have a great rest of the summer everyone!  Hope to see you soon. I’m gonna catch that 7lbs bass this year!

Terri

17 Comments

  • Lorraine Newson

    03.08.2015 at 22:47 Reply

    I’m glad things are going so well for you Terri! Congrats on the new fur-kid. You’ll have to let me draw them for you. I know there is a lot involved in making a new album but we get so excited when a new one is on the go! (Can’t wait) Enjoy the rest of your summer & hopefully see you at Rama soon!!

  • Paula Beagle

    03.08.2015 at 23:30 Reply

    Make sure to send us pic of the bass. I understand about the dog finding ways to get out. I have four & never fell they will find a spot. LMAO! Love all your musics and can’t wait for new albums to come. You have great items in your store but sadly I’ll have wait since Dr put me on 1/2 days for 2 months. I just hope the ones that I want will still be available. I still have idea to add to your store but trying get printed do I can send to you! Your from Texas!

  • Dianne Doonan

    04.08.2015 at 00:20 Reply

    Hopefully you can make it to Washington state. We have a thriving wine industry, and love our country! Glad to hear you’ll be back in the studio soon as well. Keep making great music!

  • Marge Paquette

    04.08.2015 at 00:30 Reply

    So happy for your new home in Nash and hope you still come back visiting in Ontario and can’t wait to see you catch that 7lbs Bass GO Girl Go

  • Jason Juker

    04.08.2015 at 00:42 Reply

    Hi Terri,

    We’ve never met, but maybe some day. I just had a birthday on Saturday a little while back in 1968. We…especially me love you here in the greatest state in the union. (Idaho) Born & Bread here; No that doesn’t make me a hay seed. (On second thought…. Well maybe it does. SHit!)

    Yours Truly,
    Jason Juker

  • Marilyn Updike

    04.08.2015 at 01:58 Reply

    To go w/your throw-back Thursday bit, I had Murder She Wrote on the Hallmark Murders & Mysteries channel, heard this female singing, thought to myself, “That’s Terri Clark”! Sure enough it was. What a treat!

  • Dianna Bruce

    04.08.2015 at 02:00 Reply

    It sounds like things are really going well for you! It’s really great to hear that you are doing what you love without over working yourself.

    Thank you for being kind hearted and taking sandwiches and gatorade to the guys working outdoors. I work in the heat as well and always appreciate a random act of kindness like that.

    We do look forward to seeing you in St Louis or Central Illinois whenever you get booked out here. I love seeing you perform live!

    Congratulations on 20 years of nominations. It’s well deserved. Be good to yourself and enjoy the rest of your summer fun!

  • elizabeth godard

    04.08.2015 at 02:01 Reply

    Looking forward to catching as many shows near me as I can! And don’t worry, I think we are ALL talking about the heat.. it’s definitely been brutal! Hope your new home build goes off without a hitch (we all know how those can be!) and happy to hear that all of your fur babies are thriving!
    Peace~

  • Nancy Dacumos

    04.08.2015 at 02:35 Reply

    I I if I was ever hot working in the field and I needed some Gatorade and some to eat I would really hope that you would be the one to bring it to me you’re so humble and such a good woman and a lot so many ways and I don’t know what station you’re new radio station show is . How can I pick it up.
    Thanks for always being there Terri. And a big happy birthday to you. I could cook the fish for you.

  • Donald Bush

    04.08.2015 at 02:36 Reply

    U rock keep on keepin on !!

  • Heinz Hachenberg

    04.08.2015 at 03:22 Reply

    Terry, you are a wonderful Lady. I have been listening to you for years and still love it. Stay safe and healthy.
    Greetings from Richmond Hill, Ontario.

  • Chris Dye

    04.08.2015 at 05:16 Reply

    Wish I Could Have enjoyed Montana with you. Beautiful state and lots of beauty there

  • Thomas Walker

    04.08.2015 at 22:57 Reply

    Hi Terri,
    Glad to hear that you are having a great summer. I hope that you’ll be able to make it to western mass with all your new pending tour dates. Please include a picture of that 7lb. large mouth I hope you’ll catch.last but not at all least have a Happy 47th Birthday tomorrow. Your best years are still ahead of you!
    Always,

    Thomas Walker

  • Cindi Anderson

    05.08.2015 at 17:30 Reply

    Have fun. Go fishing. Love the blog. I caught a big alla gator gar last weekend. Try not to catch those if you get to fish. Not fun taking them off the hook.

  • bobbie munro

    20.08.2015 at 17:54 Reply

    Well Terri let’s catch that bass right on your big pond in Ontario, can’t wait to see you and hear your high energy gig up here again. That’s how I feel –lol

  • Vona MacMillan

    24.08.2015 at 21:46 Reply

    I love to hear your dog stories. I had two yorkies myself – one just passed away a few weeks ago. I thought the other would miss her but seems he’s quite happy to be the king of his castle. I’m an animal lover like you. Congrats on 20 consecutive nominations. Can’t wait for you to start your Canadian tour dates again. If you visit your family in the Gaspe, you can scoot over to the NB side and do some serious bass fishing in the Bay of Chaleur. Lots of bass this year.

  • Dina J. Beck

    09.10.2015 at 20:43 Reply

    Terri, I have been a fan since your came out with your first album. I did not know til today that I had let my Hat Brats membership run out. Have to get that renewed . Glad to hear that things are going good with you and your band. Best wishes to all. your fan always.

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