13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On the raucous follow-up to 2014’s Some Songs, this Grand Ole Opry-approved singer originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta, reminds us that she still feels more at home at a Nashville honky-tonk than out on the prairie. Clark’s voice is rich and expressive, with the slightest twang and plenty of attitude. Raising the Bar, her 11th album, offers finely drawn vignettes of small-town life and, in classic heartsick country fashion, spends more than a little time at the bottom of the bottle (see the lonesome lament “As Long as There’s a Bar,” the brash “Half a Bottle Down,” and the wistful “Weddings, Funerals, and Empty Hotel Bars”). Throw this one on next time you’re missing your favorite hometown drinking buddy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On the raucous follow-up to 2014’s Some Songs, this Grand Ole Opry-approved singer originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta, reminds us that she still feels more at home at a Nashville honky-tonk than out on the prairie. Clark’s voice is rich and expressive, with the slightest twang and plenty of attitude. Raising the Bar, her 11th album, offers finely drawn vignettes of small-town life and, in classic heartsick country fashion, spends more than a little time at the bottom of the bottle (see the lonesome lament “As Long as There’s a Bar,” the brash “Half a Bottle Down,” and the wistful “Weddings, Funerals, and Empty Hotel Bars”). Throw this one on next time you’re missing your favorite hometown drinking buddy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

bsstroud1985 ,

Thanks for staying country

Thanks for staying true to your roots and singing traditional country. A breath of fresh air among all this pop country.
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Kit-Kat8985 ,

Yes, some Real Country!

Yes, Terri Clark is real country, been waiting a long time for new music! Love Terri!!!!

shn98474594 ,

Incredible

It's pretty great to hear Terri Clark return with a new album. Have loved her from the start, and this album is perhaps her best yet. Songs like "Weddings, Funerals, and Empty Hotel Bars" and "Better Than I Was" are full of depth and substance, emerging from an artist who has reflected on life and her experiences and has come to terms with what it means to be human. The genuine struggles and tears feel real, and the insights gained from those struggles (and put into song) feel hard-won but won all the same. Terri Clark really has raised the bar on what it means to be a country artist in 2018, and what a pleasure it is to hear this album. THANK YOU, Terri!

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