Sept. 8, 2009 — When Terri Clark takes her seat at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday, her mother, Linda, will be attending with her. As a result, whether Terri claims the Female Artist of the Year or not, she'll feel like a winner.
Linda has battled cancer for two years. Every moment with her mom now feels like a milestone for Terri.
"I didn't know whether she was going to get to go to another one of those" awards shows, Terri told Sun Media. "It's just a really wonderful moment to get to share with her again because she's been such a huge part of the inspiration behind everything I'm doing now and everything I've done up until now. We've been this little team, and it's just going to be great to have her there, really."
Terri's slated to appear on the show in Vancouver along with Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Emerson Drive, Crystal Shawanda, Richard Marx, Paul Brandt and Jann Arden, among others .
Meanwhile, the Country Music Association in the U.S. will unveil its own annual awards nominees Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning, America." Darius Rucker and Lee Ann Womack will announce the finalists in select categories at 8:30 a.m. ET from Times Square in New York.