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Opry member Terri Clark loves the Grand Ole Opry – and classic country music. Her tenth studio album, Classic, released this week spans four decades of timeless country music, conveys a history of country classics, and is a record that holds the spirit of the music that makes Terri who she is. The deeper you dive into the album, the deeper you find its roots go.
“I tried really hard to pick a song or two from every decade from the ’50s to the ’80s,” Terri says. “This is the type of project I’ve wanted to do my whole life and it represents so many things for me. My family roots, the Opry, my influences, and many of the songs that make up the fabric of country music.”
Terri even invited some of her own favorites to join her on the album – they’re people who have influenced her and her music, and artists who she’s a fan of. Reba McEntire joins Terri for “How Blue” and Tanya Tucker for “Delta Dawn,” among other artists like Dierks Bentley and Jann Arden.
“‘Honky Tonk Angels’ is a song I used to sit around and jam with my grandparents,” Terri says in a CMT Canada feature. “‘Two More Bottles of Wine’ goes back to that California Country Rock movement sort of place. I’ve been doing this song since I was 13 years old. I used to play ‘Two More Bottles of Wine’ in my live show when I was opening for George Strait in ’95, because ‘Better Things To Do’ at that time was the only hit that I really had, so I was trying to throw things in the show that were familiar to me and the audience. I find that a really interesting era in country music because now you listen to those songs and they sound so country. Of course, back then they were considered country-rock.”
Tracklist (click here to purchase):
1. It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
2. Love Is A Rose
3. How Blue (with Reba McEntire)
4. Gentle On My Mind
5. Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’
6. Leavin’ On Your Mind (with Jann Arden)
7. Golden Ring (with Dierks Bentley)
8. Two More Bottles Of Wine
9. Delta Dawn (with Tanya Tucker)
10. Swinging Doors
11. I’m Movin’ On (with Dean Brody)
Here’s Terri talking about one of the tracks on the album. Click here to watch more features from CMT Canada.