When: Fri., Feb. 5, 7 p.m. 2016
SPONSORED -- Although next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Two Dollar Shoes, the winsome debut album that officially launched her career, Terri Hendrix probably won’t have a whole lot of time to celebrate that landmark. On top of her commitment to building the OYOU (an acronym for Own Your Own Universe) non-profit arts center in the Texas Hill Country, the Texas singer-songwriter (recently inducted into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame) plans to spend 2016 rewarding her longtime fanbase with an epic bounty she calls “Project 5”: five distinct but thematically linked releases (four albums and a book), all due in the next 12 months. To call Project 5 the most ambitious undertaking of Hendrix’s career — not to mention unprecedented in her field — would be an understatement, but the pioneering independent artist has never shied away from a challenge. Going all the way back to that first album, she’s bypassed labels and third-party distribution her entire career, opening her own ecommerce store long before it became the norm and successfully funding every album she’s ever made through straight pre-orders on her own website alone. It’s a proud tradition that continues this November, as Hendrix officially launches pre-orders for Project 5’s first album, Love You Strong, set for release Feb. 5 on Wilory Records.