ST. GEORGE – In 1995, Terri Clark was just getting noticed when Billboard Magazine named her “Top New Female Country Artist.” Now, over a decade later, Clark has has skyrocketed her music career as a platinum-selling artist, eight-time Canadian Country Music Association Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year and numerous Top 10 hits. And she’s bringing all that, and more, to the red rocks of St. George.
On April 1, Clark will perform one of her more intimate concerts at Dixie State College in the Cox Auditorium. The unplugged tour, while much more difficult and emotionally draining, Clark said, is one of her, and her fans, favorite performances.
“I’m bonding with the audience in a different way,” Clark said of her unplugged tour. “It takes a lot more focus. I give so much of myself emotionally.”
Clark said that without the band there, she tells more stories about where the songs came from, and her fans get to know her better that way.
For Clark, the unplugged tours began over a year ago when she did eight of them to see if her fans liked them.
“It just caught on fire on Facebook and social networks,” she said in a phone interview.
Last winter, she did a more extensive run – 23 shows in 30 days.
“I was absolutely exhausted,” she admitted. “I was so sick of myself by the end.”
Clark said that after this tour, she will spend most of the year in Canada touring with her band, and will be releasing a new album this summer.
Tickets for the concert are $25 each and can be purchased at www.tickets.dixie.edu or by calling 435-652-7800. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Two special guests will be opening for Clark, though according to Facebook, Eric Dodge will be one of them.
Dodge recently shared the stage with Carrie Underwood in front of 50,000 people. His new album, “Home to Me,” is making waves in the country music world. His previous album “Why Not Today” became an international success and has sold all over the world in over 15 countries, and even topped the Amazon.com best selling albums.