OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
PRESENTS NEW SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT,
TERRI CLARK: CANADIAN COUNTRY SINGER, OPENING SEPTEMBER 13
Clark Will Participate in October 12 Interview
NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 5, 2013— Terri Clark: Canadian Country Singer, a spotlight exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, will be unveiled September 13. The exhibition is located in the second floor gallery within the museum’s permanent exhibition and will run through December 31, 2013.
In conjunction with the new exhibit, Clark will participate in a special interview and brief performance in the Ford Theater on October 12, at 1:30 p.m. The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and program passes are required. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org for more details.
Born in Montréal, Québec, Terri Clark moved to Nashville in the late 1980s and landed a gig at Lower Broad’s storied honky-tonk, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. She was signed to Mercury Records in 1994, and her debut single, “Better Things to Do,” became a Top 5 hit. The multi-platinum artist’s other hits include “When Boy Meets Girl,” “Now That I Found You,” “I Wanna Do It All” and the 2004 chart-topper, “Girls Lie Too.”
In 2004, Clark became the first female Canadian artist to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Her latest album, Classic, features Clark singing some of country music’s most iconic songs. In June 2013, she signed on as a host of America’s Morning Show on WNSH-FM (94.7)—NASH FM—in New York City.
Among the artifacts on display in Terri Clark: Canadian Country Singer are:
• Original manuscript for “Better Things to Do,” written by Tom Shapiro, Terri Clark and Chris Waters.
• Clark’s Telecaster-style electric guitar—built by luthier Jim Triggs—from her first music video, “Better Things to Do,” in 1995.
• Manuel-designed duster Clark wore for the back cover of her 1996 album Just the Same.
• One of Clark’s trademark black Resistol hats.
• Microphone and stand Clark used while co-hosting America’s Morning Show.
• Trophy presented to Terri Clark when she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Spotlight exhibits are narratives that supplement themes or aspects of the museum’s core exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. These short-term, informal displays either provide a closer look at a particular person, group or aspect of country music, or spotlight recently donated items or special anniversaries. Rotated often, spotlight exhibits also offer a glimpse into the museum’s unique collection, which includes recorded discs, historical photographs, films and videotapes; thousands of posters, books, songbooks, periodicals and sheet music; personal artifacts such as performers’ instruments, costumes and accessories; and more.
Other current spotlight exhibits focus on ABC’s Nashville, Garth Brooks, Lee Greenwood, Hargus “Pig” Robbins and Connie Smith.
Museum programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.