First album on the label in 15 years
Nineties country star Terri Clark has announced she will be releasing her new album It’s Christmas… Cheers! on September 25th. Produced by Clark herself, the album includes ten songs and features musical guests Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, and Suzy Bogguss with The Time Jumpers playing on every track. Each album will come with a Christmas postcard and the LP will feature holly green vinyl.
It’s Christmas… Cheers! will mark Clark’s first new album to be released on Mercury Nashville in 15 years. When she finished this record after two years in the making, she felt Mercury Nashville would be the perfect home for the project, as Mercury was the first label she signed with when she was only 25 years old in the fall of 1993.
Te“I resisted making and releasing a Christmas album for many years even though I’m a big Christmas person and love the music of the season,” Clark says about the project. “It’s been done by the best in so many amazing ways and I wanted to wait until I felt I could make it special, be excited about it, and do it justice in my own way. Having The Time Jumpers to collaborate with and the wonderful guest artists featured – it did just that. I am eager for everyone to hear the record that was almost two years in the making but took 25 years to get around to.”
Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark got her start by playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a legendary honky tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The three-time JUNO Award winner holds the honor of being the only Canadian female member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Terri has received 19 CCMA Awards and in 2018 was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2016, Clark took to the airwaves in a whole new way with Country Gold with Terri Clark. The internationally syndicated radio show can be heard on over 170 stations across the USA and Canada and has garnered Terri CMA and ACM nominations for her hosting duties. With over five million albums sold, hit singles such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” a slew of awards and sold out audiences on both sides of the border, Clark has solidified her place in the history books of country music.
- Winter Wonderland
- Jingle Bells
- The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas
- Cowboy Christmas (featuring Ricky Skaggs)
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (with Dierks Bentley)
- Silent Night (featuring Vince Gill)
- Up On The Housetop
- Silver Bells (featuring The Oak Ridge Boys)
- Away In A Manager (with Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss)
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