“I Cheated on You”
Written by Brent Anderson, Brandy Clark, and Forrest Whitehead
“I Cheated on You” is likely to be the best country single of 2015 that barely gets heard south of the Canadian border.
Terri Clark’s latest single is perfectly structured, has an edge that can come only with maturity, and tells such an obvious country cheating tale that it’s amazing that it’s never been told this way before.
This has been my favorite track on this album since its release last year, but it wasn’t until I sat down to write this review that I learned Brandy Clark co-wrote it. It’s not surprising to me that Terri Clark sounds better than ever while tackling a song co-written by Brandy Clark. Not since Matraca Berg has there been a country songwriter who crafts songs that can be so easily adapted to the style of so many diverse female artists. I wish there more strong female artists out there to cut her songs.
Nobody’s managed to fill the country music niche once owned by Terri Clark, and she’s been sorely missed. For those of you needing a fix of her trademark style, this is it.