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Clark has no words for Grammy news

Friday, December 5, 2014 – Brandy Clark was boarding a plane when she learned of her Grammy Country Album of the Year nomination, one of two she received on Friday.

"This is just amazing," Clark said. "I really don't have the words for it. To see '12 Stories' in the middle of all of those great albums and artists is a dream come true." Clark is traveling to Albuquerque, N.M. where she will perform tomorrow night at the Isleta Resort and Casino Showroom along with Lee Ann Womack.

Later in the day, upon learning of her New Artist of the Year nomination, Clark said, "I am almost speechless. This just doesn't seem real. I could never have imagined the journey my team and I have been on since '12 Stories' was released last year. I have received such support from the fans, the critics, the industry, and my fellow artists and songwriters. I am beyond thankful to be included in this category with my fellow nominees."

"12 Stories" was released in 2013 on independent label Slate Creek Records. She has since signed with Warner.

Clark won the 2014 CMA Song of the Year Award for co-writing the Kacey Musgraves hit "Follow Your Arrow," signed with Warner in November. She has toured with artists including Eric Church and Jennifer Nettles, opened for Loretta Lynn at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and will tour with Alan Jackson on his "25th Anniversary Tour" in 2015.

Clark has co-written Miranda Lambert's number one hit "Mama's Broken Heart," The Band Perry's number one hit "Better Dig Two," Toby Keith's current single "Drunk Americans," and songs recorded by Sheryl Crow, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, Kacey Musgraves, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson.

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Your Life is a Record CD review - Your Life is a Record
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Big Day in a Small Town CD review - Big Day in a Small Town
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12 Stories CD review - 12 Stories
Songwriter Brandy Clark moved to Nashville from Washington more than 15 years ago, penning songs recorded by The Band Perry (Better Dig Two), Miranda Lambert (Mama's Broken Heart), Kacey Musgraves (Follow Your Arrow) and Sheryl Crow (Homecoming Queen). On her debut, Clark weaves her crystal voice around her sparse, emotional lyrics, creating a colorful quilt of stories that cover the lives of people trying to deal with loneliness, lost love, loss and cope with the vagaries daily life. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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