Photo Credit: Orest Dorosh
Yesterday, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced 19-time CCMA Award and three-time JUNO Award winner Terri Clark as the 2018 artist inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Celebrated for her incredible contributions to Canadian country music, Clark will be honoured as a part of the CCMA Awards nationwide broadcast, from FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, ON, on Sunday, September 9, live in all time zones on CBC and at cbcmusic.ca/ccmas at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
“It is such an honour to be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame,” said Terri Clark. “Being celebrated as one of Canada’s most influential country musicians is a recognition I do not take lightly and one I will forever be proud of. I am deeply grateful to everyone who has been on this journey with me, especially my fans who I had the opportunity to celebrate with today.”
5-time CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Clark has definitely made her mark on country music. Beginning her career in Medicine Hat, this eight-time CCMA Award Fans’ Choice Award-winner released her debut album in 1995. Since then Clark has sold more than five million albums worldwide with hit records such as the self-titled TERRI CLARK, FEARLESS, HOW I FEEL and JUST THE SAME. The success of these records has earned Clark Gold, Platinum, Double Platinum and Triple Platinum status, leading her to become the first female Canadian member of the Grand Ole Opry.
“We are deeply proud of Terri and the career she has built for herself both here in Canada and internationally,” said Tracy Martin, President, CCMA. “Not only has Terri paved the way for countless artists, her contributions have also elevated Canadian country music on a world stage, allowing the genre to grow continuously across borderlines. We couldn’t be more appreciative of the work she has done and continues to do on behalf of Canadian country music. “
Inductees of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame are chosen annually by a selected Hall of Fame Electors Committee, comprised of over seventy (70) industry peers. The three-stage voting process begins in January of each year.
The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at a private industry event held during Country Music Week in Hamilton, Ontario from September 6-9, 2018.
I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.