Terri Clark shows "Road Rage"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 – With a new disc due in September, Terri Clark is making available an official show bootleg, "Road Rage" on her web site and at her shows starting July 23.

"The truth is," Clark said, "that when you're in the middle of a major label release schedule, there's just never any room to fit it in. It's not that I didn't hear the fans - or realize that the more I played these songs, the richer they got... It's a matter of how the structure is set up, the way things get done and the reality of literally finishing the singles cycle for one album and realizing it was time to drop the first single from the next on."

"It's not a bad problem to have," she said. "But anyone who's ever been out to see us live - or who knows how much I love to play - knows that my heart and my soul are on that stage. For some people, it's about perfectly recreating the record... For me and my band, though, it's about w here can we take those songs, how hard can we play 'em, what else can we get out of them emotionally. So, in some ways, I feel like all these songs are getting to be heard as what they grew up to be."

The 13 songs were taken from different performances in recent years, although exact information was unavailable.

Songs include Love Me Like A Man and her version of Black Crowes' Hard To Handle.

"There are so many songs, so many states of mind," Clark said. "But they're all strong woman songs from women who just aren't gonna take it too seriously. They know what's real... and I think that's one of the things that fans have always liked.... So it's great to be in a place where I can do this 'cause it's, obviously, not something that makes sense for every country artist."

The tracking list is:
1. In My Next Life
2. You're Easy On The Eyes
3. Better Things To Do
4. Medley (Emotional Girl / If I Were You / A Little Gasoline / When Boy Meets Girl)
5. No Fear
6. Dirty Girl
7. Now That I Found You
8. Love Me Like a Man
9. I Just Wanna Be Mad
10. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
11. Girls Lie Too / Outro
12. I Wanna Do It All
13. Hard To Handle

Clark is releasing "The Long Way Home" in September on her own label. The first single is Gypsy Boots.

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