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Gold: The unlikely City,Weyburn,the Crocus City south of Regina,toiling in The Inter-City League
five teams from Regina,one from Moose Jaw,and Weyburn,population,nine thousand,
the competition was well balanced,well run Leaguethe fans were great and well supported the league
.it was not uncommon to see up to a thousand fans at times.The agenda was to win Gold for Weyburn,a sincere desire ,a goal driven Community
After two years of great success,we decided to import one more pitcher.
That was hard on me,I was their Ace, yet we needed pitching help!
We went out and got the very best,Pete Landers,a big lefty,
what do I do,I could have left ,or,stay and learn to cope and be with My Team!
I knew what laid ahead,I had to take it up a notch,Pete and I hit it off, good friends,
he was here to help me and the fine base of players in the fold,he saw good!Once the season started we split the first four games,starter four innings,reliever ,three,
the first four league games,Pete and I shared ,three perfect games and one one-hitter
what a start,I was relieved and my own confidence rose another notch or two!
This City gave me support,a career in Radio that I always wanted,huge respect for my contribution and many good friends!The Free Methodist Church, Pastor Childerhose,were especially kind to us!
This was 1972,the reigning World Champs,were the Richmond Hill Dynes from Ontario
The Canadian Championships were held in Edmonton,each province and the Yukon and Northwest Territories,fielded teams for the Gold.
We added pitcher Gene McWillie ,catcher Jim Penrod from Saskatoon to fill our lineup for the Championships!
After all was said and done,Weyburn Canadians Captured the Gold Medal,what a dream come true for me. Some papers headlines,were :Weyburn:600 miles north of Minnesota,Crocus Capital Wins ,Etc…
Jake and the Kid ,author Mr.W.O.Mitchell, a Weyburn native was used as well.
What a home coming at the Regina airport,hundreds of fans and Media.
After the win sank in, we had many banquets to attend ,special gifts from City and Province,inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame,half-time guests at the Sask Roughriders vs BC Lions game on National TV. George Reed was our special friend through Molsons and he and Ron Lancaster came to our games. A bit about Pete From Duff Benallick (catcher),:They always had those machines that measured the pitcher’s speed at the ISC’s and I remember Pete getting clocked at 100 mph (no exaggeration). .
He was so tough to hit. My batting average definitely went up
the year I started catching for him since I didn’t have to face him (eliminated a lot of O-fer’s).
Anyway, he was something to catch. We called Pete “the hook” because he had this pitch that he could
throw at different speeds but usually threw it around 90. It was a late-breaking curve ball and it froze a lot of good hitters.
No reaction time for the hitter at all. But his drop ball, which he
also prefered to “smoke”, was also late-breaking and heavy (sometimes it was
like catching a brick). And, if Pete decided to show the hitter something
upstairs, he’d snap off a 90 mph rise ball that broke up and in to a right
handed hitter. that’s the one that used to discourage righties from
“cheating” (leaning in to smack the outside pitch). And, once in a while,
he’d reach back and fire one right onto a corner at about 40. How cruel is
that. Fun to catch though. I can remember enjoying how overly polite a lot
of batters seemed to be when they came to the plate. I used to think it was
my glowing personality but now I realize they just wanted to stay on my good
side. Why piss off Pete’s catcher, right ?In my book Pete Landers was the best pitcher in the world!! RED
Good times,Good memories,Good people,thanks!!!!

Special thanks to Jim Laing,owner of CFSL Radio,former Boston Bruins play by play voice for allowing me to have a great experience in Radio,play by play of some Red wing games,colour analyst,host my own shows and cover curling ,Thanks,James T. Our 88 year old Doc Bath proudly holds Canadian Cup!!!! Doc represented England in early Olympics as a runner!!!
Congratulations to the Red Wings On their RBC National Cup in JR.A Hockey,a great game,and yes,that is the same Dwight Macmillian ,the coach who was on Gold 72 as player!
Weyburn was a very deserving small city to win,it had a loyal fan base as I’ve never seen before ,the ball players were respected as heros and the whole city was a buzz when ball games where on ,for me it was the right thing to do and have always been proud of the City. The fans deserve it ,as they deserve the Red Wings and their championship years. in my time there,hockey and fastball were King!!!CFSL was a good training ground for my near 30 years in the media,thankyou Weyburn,and its fine people
THE BOTTOM LINE: Weyburn has the solid economic and community foundation on which new opportunities are built

Western Major Fastball League


WMFL: After the great 1972 season,a new league,western major Fastball was formed .
I played the year in Regina, for Kappy Kaplans ,Carlings
the experience was good,the flights,first class Pro ball,and the new players from all over the World
that competed,was a new and ,perhaps another level to remember,
Players from New Zealand,Australia and USA,all brought the best out, in all of us.
Teams were in Regina,Winnipeg,Saskatoon. Camrose,Red Deer ,Edmonton,Calgary,and Wetaskawin.
Affiliated leagues were in BC and NW United States and the Travel League from Ontairio.
Eventually the World Series of Fastball came from this in Camrose,lots of good ball and hype!
Truly the best was on display and for me ,only one year was great;and well remembered!
I played A ball in Saskatoon, for the Merchants,we won the provincial in 1974,and went to the National in Victoria, not winning the title,but taking part in a class Championship!Some of the best ball players played in this league,,Pete Brown,Stan Kern,Glen Jevne,Eugene McWillie, and so on !

Red Basics:

What affects pitching?Weather,spin or rotation ,speed,momentum,inertia,all play a role in the Art of Windmill Deliverance!I will go into detail about each,please remember ,I was self taught and found these out by being obsessed to learn and improve. When I was very young ,a well respected sportsman ,told me ,not to try and pitch,I had too short fingers ,naturally,so I would find it tough going. He recommended infield ,so ,I started playing second base,however,I always practiced pitching,now I was driven and challenged, I will come back as to how the short fingers really helped me!

WEATHER: One of the most and severe effects on pitching is the conditions naturally,wind,rain,humidity. All of these affect the rotation and allowances have to be allowed. The higher the humidity the heavier the ball is ,all stuff put on the ball ,is dramatized to a certain degree. the dryer conditions produce a lighter ball and a catcher can tell you .
Umpires: one of the most important aspects of pitching—-know your umps,their habits ,their strengths,their demeanor and their weakness;.I stole many a pitch by understanding the umpire,for example,one ump is weak on low balls ,then I would throw drops and low risers,some gave you high inside strikes, so,you use them ,and I mean ,use them a lot!!
Rotation::The way the ball spins has the desired affect on the pitch,a drop ball comes from the ball rotating,top to bottom,cutting its own path in the air tunnel as it gathers speed! A rise ball would rotate bottom to top ,cutting the path to rise as it gathers momentum!Curve balls are the same ,spinning right to left results in an out curve ,spinning left to right is an in to batter curve,all these are related to me being a right hander! The other rotation is the—hip,yes the trunk and hip play a big part in creating your desired pitch. From a stand still position it all take place in a second and timing is as important as release time. The shoulder and arm play the sling whip part of the delivery,follow through and the bigger the forward step the better,also ,planting your forward foot hard has good results on the desired pitch.
The change up pitch is a self inflicted slow down pitch,but,maintaining your same delivery as a fastball!! I found two changes,a knuckle ball,and a far out of reach out curve.,away from the batter. Also I learned ,when in doubt,throw low and out,taking away the power of the hitter
Short Fingers:: I would use them to throw hard and fast drop ball,all four fingers would be on the seam,thumb in cocked marble flip position,then I would pull my arm up and flip the thumb ,giving the ball the absolute most down spin possible and I would have a sharp drop,often ,pitching it shoulder height and drop in for a strike,I enjoyed watching that take place myself.
Practice::: always practice your best pitch,at least twice as much as the others,that is your go to pitch in trouble and that gives you the confidence to use it anytime!
The difficult part of this game,is,understanding,the simplicity of

Richmond Hill,Ont.,Canada 1972 World Champs

 Of Interest

The “Physics” of baseball(Fastball) has an interesting impact on the game. There is a significant relationship between the bat, the ball and the wealther as well! Sure we know the “basics”, but did you know…………..
A ball that would travel 400 in “normal conditions” would go:
6 feet farther if the altitude was 1,000 feet or higher
4 feet farther if the temp is 10 degrees warmer
4 feet farther if the ball is 10 degrees warmer
3 1/2 feet farther if the pitcher is 5 mph faster.30 feet farther with an aluminum bat.

To hit the ball the maxium distance possible the ball has to come off the bat on a a 35 -degree angle? By the way, the furthest a ball could ever travel hit off a bat is 545 feet (unless there is some wacky weather.)A line drive goes 300 feet in 4 seconds. A fly ball would go 294 feet in 4.3 seconds.Only a 10 mph wind can push a fly ball back by 30 feet – Homerun Denied!!! For example, a 400 foot hit could be turned into 370 feet. WOW!When the bat meets the ball the contact only lasts for about 1/1000 of a second!If you swing 1/100 of a second too soon your ball is in the left field seats. Late into right field seats. You only have 4/100 of a second to react to the pitch. You really need to react fast! The reaction time is quiker in Fastpitch Fastball,its a matter of parts of a second,thats why the game is so good!!Bleacher Boy David,thanks!

motivation
You can compare the Gold from 72 ,on left,now medal 2012,,,I like 72 better,do you? 72 is bolder and has some weight to it!!
What drives us,what makes us better at our profession,how do we get motivated,? There are several key points to motivation.
The first is goals,we set our wants and needs
The second is fear,self fear of not attaining our goals
Third is Pride to succeed
Fourth,goals are set in smaller steps,one step at a time
Surround yourself with goal driven people
Be willing to change methods of reaching your goals
Think of achieving the goal
Do all you can to reach the goal
As humans,greed will play a part as well,learn to control this one~
Keep your own honest dairy,are we happy with the plan?

* Drive on,Drive on!
There may be certain material things you would like,perhaps a Roll Royce,if so you must be able to make Rolls Royce money,or settle for a Pontiac Sunfire. To make RR money you need Education,risk and planning.
You must set the goals so that they are within reach,realisckly,or else, its way to unbearable,small steps ahead ,and stick with the plan.Always seek to better yourself!
If you suffer a setback ,remember,What should have been,isn’t,what is, is,and thats the Truth
Think of your profession as a Service,to help people,the rewards will follow,always think of helping people.
Be thankfull for the everyday roses,stop to Smell them.
Also be thankful for the Thistle,they make the Rose even better.
Priority factors: God,Family,People,Profession
Listen to all,edit,and remember the good.
Time Management

Erwin Doerksen,well know baseball and fastball player,played with him as a Lad in Saskatoon,and later as pitching partner for Regina Carlings in the WMFL,Erwin was a natural ball player and athelete!He resides in Moose Jaw!He spent years playing in the Sask Major Baseball League with the Unity Cardinals!He attended college on a scholarship,and was a teacher ,and pys ed instructer!Besides pitching,Erwin was a fine first baseman and over-average hitter!!

Lorne Molleken played minor league hockey in Toledo, Ohio for the Toledo Goal Diggers. Lorne Molleken (born June 11, 1956 in Regina, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach. Molleken was head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks at the end of the 1999 and the beginning of the 2000 season. He was nominally demoted to an assistant under Bob Pulford in December 1999, but Pulford allowed Molleken to continue making most of the on-ice decisions while serving largely as a senior consultant.
He would also coach the Saskatoon Blades, Cape Breton Oilers,Hamilton Bulldogs, and Chicago Blackhawks
Currently he is coaching the Sakatoon Blades Again !!!
Calgary
I had the privlege to be involved with Junior Mens team in Calgary as a coach for 2 years,The Thunder never did win the title but I enjoyed all of my experiences there,also I was with the Classics as a player in the 40 and over age group for 2 years as coach and pitcher,great time and no champs,however we were champs amongst ourselves!
If I count my school years of playing ball,I can say I played in the ,50s,60s,70,80,90,20,that is 5 decades plus 4 years I think its pretty good for a dream,hey????thanks to Phil Gregoire who let me play o
Brooks
This is another one of thoses Dream things,plant a seed and watch it grow!!Charlie Johnson,Jim Wyatt and myself started the Cardinals to play in Medicine Hat League,Brooks ,at one time had a very good team,Highwaymen,had a good tournament,and that faded out,so we had some meetings and what a responce,wow over 30 people at the inaugerol meeting,the Ball was rollin again in Brooks,had a young ,cocky bunch with a nice little chip on their shoulder,my kinda guys,playing with an edge !!!
Giles,Gray,Niznik,Breadner,Blowagarrd,Krebs,McKinnon,Reinhart,Wellwood,Wyatt,Friesen,Johnson,Johnson2,,and more !We finished in 4th place the first year,in a 6 team league ,not to bad,the home games drew fairly well and the ball came back !!!!
Can-Am League
Redline
This is the story of the “1967 Esso Shoot The Puck “promotion .sponsored by Esso and featuring my ball player teammate,Gary Peters of the Montreal Canadiens,Gary played left wing on a team loaded and he saw limited action and played more minor pro than NHL,until 1967,the year the NHL expanded and Gary was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers,and he was a happy camper!!!!The Esso promo had a semi-trailer,all glitzed with NHL and Esso logos,equipped with radar cameras or guns,a net,a special floor and 3 shooting distances for the various participants. The Esso people had arranged a tour of the province and that was Gary’s summer job,a great gig!
I went with Gary to Rosthern,all was preset-up by Esso and we went to the Town Office for parking instructions and so ,all was in place,we parked right across the street from Famous Furniture City and Friesens Shoprite,the busiest spot in town. we would run the show from 10am till 4pm ,all comers could come and Shoot the puck and Gary would give out a Esso trophy and Nhl souvenirs to the shooters. What a day,even some Dads came out,a young Dave Schulz,who later would be a teammate of Gary with the Broadstreet Bullies!!!,showed up,perhaps even some of the Regehr boys,one,probably is the dad to Robyn and Ritchie of the Flames today!!The distances was 20 ft,40ft and 55ft ,the gun would register the shot and everyone had a goodtime A lot of the people knew me as a pitcher and they urked me on to shoot ,one even asked to pitch a puck,I did both ,then someone brought a baseball and a softball and asked me to pitch them,the floor was very slippery so it was tuff,with shoes on and a suite ,however a pair of size 12 runners were soon brought out from FFC and I had to deliver! My speed????,from 45 feet was,Puck pitched,around 80 miles per hour,baseball pitched just a bit higher average about 90 mph,finally the softball,pitched at 45 feet I broke the 100 mph barrier several times,as inaccurate as it was ,or accurate for that matter ,it was fun,Gary’s shot an average of 90 and he felt it was fairly accurate!It was fun for all,I still have my Esso Trophy!!

Cherny

Al (Alexander Peter) Cherny (b Chernywech). Fiddler, b Medicine Hat, Alta, of Ukrainian parents, 1 Nov 1932, d Missisauga, Ont, 23 Aug 1989. As a youth he studied violin with Frank Nowak and in his teens he played country music on CHAT radio, Medicine Hat. In 1951 he joined Vic Siebert and his Sons of the Saddle, a cowboy music group in Calgary, and 1952-9 he was a featured performer on ‘CKNX Barn Dance’ from CKNX radio, Wingham, Ont. At the Canadian Open Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest he won the novelty class in 1959, 1960 and 1961, and the open class in 1960 and 1961. Cherny was a regular performer on CBC TV, first 1963-5 on ‘Country Hoedown’ and thereafter (until his death) on ‘The Tommy Hunter Show’. He also appeared with Hunter on CBC radio’s ‘Country Holiday’ and on CBC-sponsored tours during the 1960s of Europe and the Middle and Far East.

Considered one of Canada’s finest professional fiddlers of his day, Cherny had become a leading studio musician by the early 1970s, recording as a sideman with Gary Buck, Dick Damron, Hunter, Sylvia Tyson, Jesse Winchester, and others. Under his own name, Cherny had one LP released by Arc, nine (including reissues and collections) by RCA, and two (drawn from RCA material, including Golden Ukrainian Melodies) by Tee Vee Records. He recorded several of his own fiddle tunes (published by Dunbar Music). Cherny received a Big Country Award as top country instrumentalist in 1978 and was inducted posthumously into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989.


Glen Edwards

Glen Edwards (March 5, 1918–June 5, 1948) was a test pilot for the U.S. Air Force, and is the namesake of Edwards Air Force Base.

He was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada where he lived until 1931, when his parents moved the family to Lincoln, California. He maintained dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship throughout his life.

After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, Edwards enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on July 15, 1941. After completing his flight training, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant at Luke Field, Arizona, in February 1942. Assigned to the 86th Light Bombardment Squadron of the 47th Bombardment Group, he departed for the North African theater of operations (Tunisia) as a flight commander in October 1942. There he led his flight of A-20s on extremely hazardous, low-level missions German tanks, convoys, troop concentrations, bridges, airfields and a variety of other tactical targets


The Beau Marks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Beau Marks were a Canadian rock music group formed in 1958 in Montreal, Quebec. Their first release, the April 1959 single “Rockin’ Blues” b/w “Midnight Party”, came out under the name The Del-Tones, but the group changed their name soon afterward in a nod to the Bomarc missile. Their breakthrough hit was “Clap Your Hands”, which hit #1 in Canada and Australia,[1] and peaked at #45 on the US Billboard pop charts[2] and #15 on Cashbox.[3] The tune was also released in French as “Frappe Tes Mains”. Their debut, ten-track full-length came out in 1960; they appeared on American Bandstand and at a charity concert at Carnegie Hall soon afterwards. Two more albums followed before the group broke up in 1963; a 1968 reunion saw “Clap Your Hands” get a re-release.

Members

Ray Hutchinson – guitar

Mike Robitaille – guitar

Joey Frechette – piano

Gilles Tailleur – drum

References I worked with Joey at CHOO radio


Bruno Gerussi

Bruno Gerussi, actor (b at Medicine Hat, Alta 1928; d at Vancouver, BC 21 Nov 1995). He is well known as the actor who played Nick Adonidas on “The Beachcombers,” one of the longest-running and most successful series in CBC television history. Before joining “The Beachcombers” in 1972, he hosted “Gerussi!” on CBC radio for 4 years. His early childhood was spent in Exshaw, Alta, and New Westminster, BC. A scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts was important in preparing him for a career as an actor.

In 1954 he joined the Stratford Festival in its second season and appeared in The Taming of the Shrew and Oedipus Rex, both directed by Tyrone GUTHRIE, and Measure for Measure.

Gerussi became one of the leading actors in the Stratford company, playing Romeo to Julie Harris’s Juliet in 1960, Ariel in The Tempest in 1962, and Mark Antony in Julius Caesar in 1965. His Feste in the 1957 production of Twelfth Night was highly praised by Robertson DAVIES as “a masterly performance which broods over the whole play and sets its tone.”

Gerussi made his New York debut as Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona. The next season he toured the US with the National Phoenix Theatre as Sir Edward Mortimer in Mary Stuart.

In addition to his continuing role as Nick, other television appearances included an Italian immigrant in “The Newcomers 1978? (1980) and in Bernard Slade’s “Moving Day” (1987). He returned to the stage to play the role of Lou in Tom Dulack’s Breaking Legs at Stage West Calgary, Stage West Edmonton, and the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver (1994). In addition to his acting, Gerussi was considered a gifted wood carver. He died after suffering a heart attack


Wrestler Friend

Allstar

I’m a professional wrestler known as the Allstar. I’ve been in the wrestling business for 11years, in that time I have wrestled some of the top wrestlers from today, including… The Sandman, Raven, Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, CMPunk and Mick Foley to name a few. I have worked for many promotions from around the world and my goal is to be apart of TNA. By looking around you can check out some of my most memrobale matches and some good friends and fans I have met from my travels within the wrestling business. Please also check out my offical website at http://www.allstarandvicky.co.uk to see if I am going to be wrestling in a town near you soon! If you would like to contact me for either booking information or for myself and my valet Miss Vicky (www.myspace.co.uk/missvickey) to appear at your wrestling show please email me through myspace unless I have given my e-mail address to you personally.Thank you- Be safe, hope to see you at a show soon, Allstar His real name is Paul

 

Johnny Cash was a poor sharecropper’s son from Arkansas who later sang to millions. Known as the Man in Black, he died of complications from diabetes in Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 12, 2003, aged 71.


Kingsland, Arkansas

Died September 12, 2003

Nashville, Tennessee

Occupation Singer, guitarist and songwriter


Website http://www.johnnycash.com/

When Johnny Cash was recording and releasing his remarkable American Recordings albums on a fairly regular basis, I came to look forward to that new music. Now that he’s gone, that feeling of anticipation is also gone. Unlike many musical artists, Cash has never lost his hold on the imagination of listeners worldwide. Few singer-songwriters in country and popular music have had the lasting impact of the Man in Black.


And now Cash fans have something to look forward to. It’s not cheap, but I can’t think of a better birthday or Christmas present for a true Johnny Cash aficionado than this set. Its title is The Complete Columbia Album Collection. In October, Sony and Columbia Legacy will release the huge boxed set of all of his albums from the Columbia Records label, his musical home from 1958 to 1986 when he was unceremoniously dumped from his contract because he was no longer cranking out hit songs.


How many artists are worthy of and still commercially viable enough to support a 63-CD boxed set?


The retail price for the set is $329.99, with some online sites offering advance orders for about $265. The official release date is Oct. 30. It includes 59 albums and two bonus compilations, all on 63 CDs. Many of the albums have never been released on CD. Just reading some of the album titles evoke fond memories: Blood, Sweat and Tears, Man in Black, Ragged Old Flag, I Walk the Line, Johnny 99, and Ride This Train. There are eight live albums, including the iconic Folsom Prison and San Quentin sessions, and live recordings made in Sweden, England and Czechoslovakia.

As you probably know, Cash was first signed to Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in Memphis in 1955. His first Sun recordings were all singles (although some packagers have since bundled them as albums). Such songs as “Hey Porter” sounded basic and almost primitive, but were also aimed squarely at the basic country music audience that identified closely with his basic sound and his messages of home, family, faith, hard times and good times. A simpler life.

Back to Johnny Cash history: The then little-celebrated Johnny Cash was lured away from Memphis and Sun Records to Nashville and the then-stellar Columbia Records label in 1958 and launched his career there with the single “What Do I Care.” Singles ruled country music then and Cash’s first Columbia single charted at No. 7 on the Billboard country singles chart. His second release, “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town,” became his first No. 1 hit.


Now, all that’s left for Cash music lovers is to await future boxed sets of all of his Sun recordings, his Mercury recordings and his American Recordings work. Giants once walked the earth. Johnny Cash was one of them.

Terri Clark/Medicine Hat

Clark-receives-more-Canadian-honors Clark’s family settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where she was raised. Clark’s Clark’s family settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where she was raised. Clark’s grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were both noted Canadian country musicians, having opened artists such as George Jones and Johnny Cash.[1] Clark’s mother, Linda, had belonged to the Canadian folk scene. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother re-married. Clark’s last name was taken from the man whom her mother had married.

By high school, Clark had grown to love country music and worked at a local Chinese restaurant to save money to move to Nashville, Tennessee.[1] In 1987, after graduating high school at Crescent Heights High School in Medicine Hat Alberta, she moved from there to Nashville, where she got her start playing at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a honky-tonk bar across the alley from the Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. At the time, country music executives were interested in traditional country, but record producer and singer Keith Stegall gave her advice to not give up.[1] Then in 1994, Stegall became an executive at PolyGram/Mercury Records in Nashville and signed Clark to a record deal.

Clark’s family settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where she was raised. Clark’s grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were both noted Canadian country musicians, having opened artists such as George Jones and Johnny Cash.[1] Clark’s mother, Linda, had belonged to the Canadian folk scene. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother re-married. Clark’s last name was taken from the man whom her mother had married.

By high school, Clark had grown to love country music and worked at a local Chinese restaurant to save money to move to Nashville, Tennessee.[1] In 1987, after graduating high school at Crescent Heights High School in Medicine Hat Alberta, she moved from there to Nashville, where she got her start playing at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a honky-tonk bar across the alley from the Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. At the time, country music executives were interested in traditional country, but record producer and singer Keith Stegall gave her advice to not give up.[1] Then in 1994, Stegall became an executive at PolyGram/Mercury Records in Nashville and signed Clark to a record deal.

IRemember her at Medicine Hat City hall,Terri Clark day ,,in the Hat!! Beautiful lady and as nice as they get!!!My buddy Ron Larson knows her well from the early Hat music scene!!CJF[