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Clark, McKenna tour together

Friday, July 14, 2023 – Brandy Clark and Lori McKenna, will join forces for a tour this fall. "An Evening with Brandy Clark & Lori McKenna" will feature the pair together on stage, telling stories and performing songs from their own catalogues as well as material they've written for others.

The tour includes stops at Houston's Heights Theater, Dallas' Kessler Theater, Knoxville's Bijou Theatre, Chattanooga's Walker Theatre, Durham's Carolina Theatre of Durham, Buffalo's Asbury Hall at Babeville and Boston's Wilbur Theater. Tickets for the new dates will be available for pre-sale starting this Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time with general on-sale following July 21 at 10 a.m. local time.

Clark released her self-titled album, produced by Brandi Carlile, earlier this spring., Clark has also written songs like "A Beautiful Noise," the Grammy-nominated duet performed by Brandi Carlile and Alicia Keys, and Kacey Musgraves' "Follow Your Arrow." She also composed the music and lyrics for the new Tony-award winning musical comedy, "Shucked," alongside her longtime collaborator, Shane McAnally.

McKenna will release her new album, "1988," on July 21. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the record is named for the year McKenna married her husband and serves as a love letter to her family and lifelong friendships. While ong having her own career, McKenna penned songs for artists such as Taylor Swift and Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, George Strait, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire. McKenna also co-wrote "Always Remember Us This Way," which was featured in the Academy Award-winning 2018 film, "A Star Is Born" In the past few years, McKenna has also won Best Country Song at GRAMMY Awards three times, Song of the Year at the CMA Awards twice and was the first female to ever win the ACM Awards' Songwriter of the Year award.

Tour dates are:
Sept. 28—Houston, TX—The Heights Theater
Sept. 29—Dallas, TX—The Kessler Theater
Sept. 30—New Braunfels, TX—Gruene Hall
Oct. 5—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre
Oct. 6—Chattanooga, TN—Walker Theatre
Oct. 7—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center
Oct. 8—Durham, NC—Carolina Theatre of Durham/Fletcher Hall
Oct. 12—Buffalo, NY—Asbury Hall at Babeville
Oct. 13—Laconia, NH—The Colonial Theatre of Laconia
Oct. 14—Northampton, MA—Academy of Music
Oct. 15—Boston, MA—The Wilbur

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