Life Goes On

Life Goes On

by Terri Clark

CD

Overview

If 2003's Pain to Kill was Terri Clark's venture into country-pop, her 2005 follow-up, Life Goes On, is her return to straight-ahead hard country. But there's a difference between this and her last hard country effort, 2000's Fearless -- where that album was devoted primarily to original material, this only has a handful of Clark-penned tunes, all arriving at a cluster toward the end of the record. Since Clark is a strong songwriter, this might initially come as a bit of a disappointment, but she also has a strong ear for material, finding songs that showcase her voice in the best possible light. While the nine professionally written tunes do not stretch the boundaries of neo-traditional contemporary country -- they're firmly within their genre and play by its conventions -- they're also not run of the mill; they're sturdy, memorable, sharply written songs, and Clark invests them with grit, passion, and an appealing swagger. It also helps that the production -- largely by Byron Gallimore but with a couple of cuts by James Stroud -- is lean, clean, and muscular, staying true to the sound of classic country while retaining a bright, fresh sound. The end result may not be as revelatory as Fearless or as risky as Pain to Kill, but Life Goes On is every bit as satisfying as either of those records, acting as further proof that Terri Clark is one of the most reliable country singers of the last decade.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2005
Label: Mercury Nashville
UPC: 0602498624227
catalogNumber: 000257902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terri Clark   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Byron Gallimore   Organ,Electric Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Percussion,Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass,Bass Guitar
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Leslie Satcher   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Lisa Brokop   Composer
Terri Clark   Composer
Bob DiPiero   Composer
Byron Gallimore   Producer,Audio Production
Connie Harrington   Composer
Julian King   Engineer
Tim Nichols   Composer
Lisa Scott   Composer
Stephony Smith   Composer
James Stroud   Producer,Audio Production
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Kent Blazy   Composer
Pat Bunch   Composer
Kelley Lovelace   Composer
Karyn Rochelle   Composer
Leslie Satcher   Composer
Bobby Tomberlin   Composer
Julian Gallagher   Composer
Bethany Newman   Art Direction
Erin Enderlin   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer
Gilles Godard   Composer

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