Terri Clark has joined the ranks of music legends such as Sting and Eric Clapton as the newest recipient of her own Fender Signature guitar. The Terri Clark Fender Acoustic Guitar features an abalone and pearl "TC'' headstock inlay. The statuesque Canadian musician says she is beyond thrilled.

"For as long as I can remember, the guitar has been like my right arm," Clark says. "I started playing at a very young age, even before I took up singing. It is the first thing I look to when I need a friend. I truly believe I may not have achieved what I have [as an artist] if I had not been a player. I accompanied myself through every audition and played for tips so I could buy bread and milk when I first moved to Nashville."

Clark is the only female artist ever to a namesake in the Fender signature series. Fitting, she says, since she has always played Fenders.

"Hopefully I will live up to the name and prove that girls kick ass too!"