The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will unveil their latest spotlight exhibit, Terri Clark: Canadian Country Singer, on September 13. The exhibit in honor of Terri will run through December 31, 2013. Terri will give a special interview and performance at the Museum on October 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Born in Montréal, Québec, Terri moved to Nashville in the late 1980s and landed a gig at the historic Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. She signed with Mercury Records in 1994, and her debut single, “Better Things to Do,” became a Top 5 hit. Other hits include “When Boy Meets Girl,” “Now That I Found You,” “I Wanna Do It All” and “Girls Lie Too.”
In 2004, Terri became the first female Canadian artist to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Her latest album, Classic, features her singing some of country music’s most iconic songs. She currently serves as a host of America’s Morning Show on WNSH-FM in New York City.
Among the artifacts on display in the Terri Clark: Canadian Country Singer are the original manuscript for “Better Things to Do,” Terri’s guitar from her first music video, the trophy presented to her when she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and one of her trademark black Resistol hats.
Spotlight exhibits 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. Other current spotlight exhibits focus on ABC’s Nashville, Garth Brooks, Lee Greenwood, Hargus “Pig” Robbins and Connie Smith.