Terri Hollowell

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In Terri Hollowell’s comparatively short career in the music business she achieved enough success to satisfy any other artist performing for more than three times the same period.

A natural for the music business, Terri became interested in a full time career in music during her high school days in her hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Her first real break came when she was signed with Con Brio Records in May 1978. A period of active chart representation followed for Terri. In the following two years after she signed to the record label she had five nationally charted singles including an impressive remake of the Beatle’s tune “Strawberry Fields Forever” which hit the national Billboard charts only seven days after it’s release and stayed on there for eight weeks. Her release of “May I” broke her into the national country Top 40 in mid 1979 and this was another first in her career. “It’s Too Soon To Say Goodbye” yielded her first ASCAP Award for chart longevity in October 1979. She performed and appeared on national television in three continents namely the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom and her first album entitled, “Just You And Me” was well received by critics in all three regions. The album had also been released in Canada and several Scandinavian countries.

Testimony of her potential acceptability was demonstrated in England between 1978 and 1980 where she had made five trips. Her credentials there were indeed impressive. She appeared on the prestigious Wembley Festival, toured with country superstar Don Williams in a national sell out tour, co-hosted four BBC TV Specials, headlined her own club tour, and appeared with such artists like Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell on the Portsmouth Festival in 1979. During all those appearances the critics have been unanimous in their praise of Terri as a potential superstar in that countries musical future.

Throughout her development as a total performer, Terri demonstrated both her talent and her professionalism repeatedly. Her infectious bubbling personality, both on and off the stage, enabled her to win many new friends and fans. Her youthful good looks and captivating cuteness won her the hearts of many critic’s and music lovers alike. And her mature middle of the road country voice had won her considerable acclaim from both country and non- country fans alike from many of her peers within the industry.

In 1980, Terri became pregnant with her first child and decided that motherhood should take preference to music. She walked away from a promising career but her voice and music lives on through her recordings.

 

Albums From Terri Hollowell