Hats Off to Terri Clark
Clark, who earlier this year turned down the cover of Playboy magazine, worked in a Western store as a teenager in her native Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and began wearing a cowboy hat then. But it wasn’t always a big part of her life. When she got her record deal in the early 1990s during country music’s “Hat Act” craze, “I put the hat on one day and went to the label just to see their reaction,” she says. “There was no female doing it, and we all thought, ‘Why not?'” Clark, who turns 36 on Aug. 5, admits that she worries that all of the fuss about her hat might overshadow her music, however. So we’d better mention that the nominee for Top Female Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards just released her greatest hits CD.