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Terri Clark releases first single

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 – Terri Clark debut single, "Dirty Girl," was just released. The song by Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford, was previewed by Clar two weeks ago at the annual Country Radio Seminar, The official add date is April 2.

"I had a hand in writing 'Dirty Girl' in a roundabout way," said Clark. "It was written by Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford, and they originally wrote the song for a guy, and the first time I heard it, it really caught me. I loved the melody, I loved the music, but it was a guy singing to a girl, saying, you know, 'I like it when you get a little dirty girl, I like it when you get cleaned up on Sundays.' So I took it home, started messing around with it, and reworked it. I took the song to Tom and Rivers, and they loved the change."

"Rivers is from Mississippi, so it has a little bit of that grit to it that I really love, and it's tough. I have a good time singing it, and we've been playing it in the show for six months, and people have been going crazy over it since day one, they really love it. Especially the part where I go, 'I'll be your dirty girl,'" she said.

The "Dirty Girl" ringtone is now available from all major carriers and her website at Clark's debut album on the BNA Records label will be available in the summer.

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