Terri Sharp

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Terri Sharp
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Sharp performing in Laredo, Tx., 2010
Background information
Birth name Theresa Sharp
Born (1950-03-24) March 24, 1950 (age 65)
Origin Houston, Texas, United States
Genres Pop, Adult Contemporary, Country, Spanish
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1966–Present
Website Terri Sharp Official Site

Terri Sharp (born March 24, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is a gold record winning American songwriter and vocalist. While writing on Music Row in Nashville, Sharp's songs were recorded by many artists including Don Mclean and Hank Williams Jr. She currently lives in Texas, composing and performing the majority of her work in Spanish.

Early career[edit]

Sharp's 1966 recording of her song "A Love That Will Last" stayed on the charts for three months in her hometown of Houston. She then moved to New Orleans in 1967 to record for White Cliff Records. There she met and remains lifelong friends with her then arranger Allen Toussaint.

The Nashville Scene[edit]

Sharp did three tours of duty as a songwriter on Music Row in Nashville. During that time, she wrote for Bocephus Music and had the distinction of being the only writer that Hank Williams Jr. ever signed to his Bocephus publishing company. She then wrote for Merle Kilgore's Paradise Cove Music for two years, before signing on with Acuff-Rose.

Sharp was awarded a gold record for the song "Wild Streak", which she co-wrote with Hank Williams Jr. The song was also used as the title of Williams' 1987 album and tour. Around the same time, two of Terri's songs ("Eventually" and "You Can't Blame the Train") were recorded by Don Mclean for his 1987 album Love Tracks. The latter reached No. 49 on the U.S. country charts in 1987 and is also featured on Mclean's 1993 compilation album Favorites and Rarities. Sharp also co-wrote the song "Old-Fashioned Broken Heart" with Donny Kees which was recorded by Lisa Stewart on her self-titled 1993 album. In Don Mclean's 2007 biography, Terri Sharp is referred to as "one of the most talented songwriters on the Nashville scene".[1]

Recent Activity[edit]

Sharp has hundreds of songs to her credit.[citation needed] She currently writes and performs in the San Antonio area of Texas. The majority of her work is now composed and performed in Spanish, adding ever more depth to her intelligent, melodic songwriting and vocal style.


Albums featuring[edit]


Compositions in Spanish[edit]

  • 2000: "A La Larga"
  • 2001: "Me andas buscando a mi?"


  1. ^ Howard, Alan (2007). The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs. Lulu Press Inc. p. 420. ISBN 978-1-4303-0682-5. 

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