Terri Lynne Sauson, 5 August 1968, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the late 90s singer-songwriter Clark offered a serious challenge to Shania Twain and Michelle Wright for the title of most successful Canadian country export. Raised in Medicine Hat, Clark comes from a musical family: her maternal grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were popular country performers in Canada and her mother sang folk songs. Clarks mother recognized her daughters talents and encouraged her to move to Nashville in 1987. She started well by working as a house singer at Tootsies Orchid Lounge. She married fiddler Ted Stevenson (they were divorced in 1996), but her career suffered one setback after another, giving substance to her later quote: Pam Tillis said that a woman needs to be twice as good as the men to make it in country music, and she needs ten times the guts. There is some truth in that.
Eventually, Clark signed a...
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