Brandy Clark releases outtake from BIG DAY IN A SMALL TOWN, “You’re Drunk”

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Session that garnered two-of-six GRAMMY nominations for Clark, unreleased track now at digital retail and streaming; click here to stream“You’re Drunk” It’s been just over a year since critically-acclaimed touring artist Brandy Clark released her sophomore album Big Day in a Small Town, which garnered two 2017 GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance (“Love Can Go To Hell”). As reported today by Rolling Stone Country, the songstress who has been heralded as “country music’s most reliable character witness” (The Washington Post) returns with new music in a digital release of the sharply witty “You’re Drunk,” available now. Written with her longtime collaborators Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally while in a West Hollywood hotel room writing for Big Day, Clark shares its origin: “It’s funny, I never took this song seriously if that makes sense. However, when we went in to cut it, it immediately became a favorite—it just came to life—but, at the time, it just didn’t fit overall vibe on Big Day… I remember thinking even then we’d have to find a way to get it out.” Clark soon took a band on the road with her, bridging beyond the singer/songwriter moniker that launched her career, and that change also expanded what she could perform live with such a strong musician in upright bass player Vanessa McGowan. “It’s such a different song than say ‘Three Kids No Husband,’ but like that song, I didn’t realize how much the audience loved it until I played ‘You’re Drunk’ live. Their response is so exciting; I’m happy to now have it available for the fans asking ‘where can I hear this?’” Dubbed by Garden & Gun as “the best songwriter in Nashville,” Clark has established herself as one of country music’s greatest storytellers. Last year marked several successful acoustic tours and the release of Big Day in a Small Town, which was produced by Jay Joyce and has been revered as “gritty and visceral” (Associated Press), “aggressive and big-grinned” (SPIN) and also “made her one of country’s driving forces” (TIME). Rolling Stone praised, “it’s music tooled alternately for stadiums and songwriting circles, commercial and public radio, line-dance bars and coffee shops…Clark is good at bending country boilerplate.” Big Day in a Small Town is self-proclaimed “cousin” to Clark’s critically acclaimed debut album, 12 Stories, which was featured on “Best of” lists from New York Magazine, NPR, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, New York Post and The Boston Globe in 2013. That same year, Los Angeles Times called it “the country debut of the year.” ABOUT BRANDY CLARK The Morton, Washington-native received her first of six career GRAMMY nominations in 2013 in the Best Country Song category for co-writing the Miranda Lambert No. 1 hit “Mama’s Broken Heart.” Her talent as a storyteller had quickly propelled her into critical acclaim as one of Nashville’s best tunesmiths when she quietly released her debut album 12 Stories, which went on to be named “best album of 2013” by The Boston Continue reading

Brandy Clark Brings "Big Day" To UK

C2C presents Brandy Clark UK Tour with stops in Birmingham, Glasgow, London, and Manchester in September NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Monday, Aug. 15, 2016) – It’s a long way from her hometown of Morton, Wash., but then again Brandy C lark is “far from your average country star” (The Guardian), and with an entire new album, Big Day in a Small Town, to play live, Clark will return to the U.K. next month for a series of acoustic shows. “We played London and Dublin as part of C2C in 2015 and while we were over there we also got to do a show in Glasgow. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I had not played there before but I was blown away by the responsefrom the fans,” reflects Clark.“I’ve been waiting to go back ever since!” “Clark’s music speaks to a vast audience who weren’t hearing themselves in country,” adds The Guardian’s Laura Snapes. “She writes songs for the workers who keep America spinning, the overburdened mothers putting themselves last, the women in middle age struggling to reconcile their faith with their need for relief, be it romantic or chemical.” Touting her as “the forthright new star of country music,” The Telegraph’s Martin Chilton echoes, “her ability to connect with ordinary people is a real strength of her writing.” Brandy Clark tour dates as follows, with special guest Ben Glover: Sept. 20 Birmingham, England Birmingham Glee Club Sept. 21 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Oran Mor Sept. 23 London, England London Cadogan Hall Sept. 24 Manchester, England Manchester Gorilla Having recently been on the road with Jennifer Nettles on theCMT Next Women of Country Tour, the singer/songwriter has also toured with Eric Church and Alan Jackson during the last two years in addition to solo shows. For upcoming tour dates, visithttp://www.brandyclarkmusic.com. The Morton, Washington-native received her first of four career GRAMMY nominations in 2013 in the Best Country Song category for co-writing the Miranda Lambert No. 1 hit “Mama’s Broken Heart.” She won the 2014 CMA Song of the Year Award for “Follow Your Arrow,” which she co-wrote with ShaneMcAnallyand KaceyMusgraves, and was also named the 2014Music RowBreakthrough Artist of the Year. The Academy of Country Music voters nominated her for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.brandyclarkmusic.com. Follow her on Facebook atfacebook.com/TheBrandyClarkand on Twitter @TheBrandyClark. For more information, visit brandyclarkmusic.com. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBrandyClark and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.

Brandy Clark To Release Big Day in a Small Town June 10

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Brandy Clark To Release New Album Big Day in a Small Town on June 10 Pre-order available beginning April 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 22, 2016) – Four-time GRAMMY nominee and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark is following up her 2013 smash debut album 12 St ories with the release of Big Day in a Small Town, to be released June 10 on Warner Bros. Records (available for pre-order beginning April 1). With “Girl Next Door” serving as the first single, Big Day in a Small Town is Clark’s first major-label album. Big Day was produced by Jay Joyce. “When I made 12 Stories, I think my dreams were a lot more realistic, in that I didn’t expect a lot to happen… then it did,” Clark says. “This time, my dreams are very much what they were when I was going to Vince Gill and Patty Loveless concerts and decided I was going to move to Nashville. Right now, my dreams are as big as when I was naïve enough to really dream them.” Clark is currently featured in April/May “The Outlaws” issue of Garden & Gun with Matt Hendrickson raving, “Big Day in a Small Town has the same biting wit as her 2013 debut 12 Stories, but it’s an even richer collection of songs, with a life-in-the-middle-of-nowhere thread running through the album.” Big Day in a Small Town tells the stories of the football star, the father, the homecoming queen, and the hairdresser because those are the stories and people that Clark grew up knowing. “All these songs, there’s some little truth in them, somewhere, that resonates with me or that is about me,” she confesses. 12 Stories was featured on “Best of” lists from New York Magazine, NPR, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Post and The Boston Globe in 2013. That same year, The Los Angeles Times called it “the country debut of the ye ar.” Big Day in a Small Town Track List – Songwriters: 1. Soap Opera – Brandy Clark/Bryan Simpson 2. Girl Next Door – Brandy Clark/Jessie Jo Dillon/Shane McAnally 3. Homecoming Queen – Brandy Clark/Luke Laird/Shane McAnally 4. Broke – Brandy Clark/Shane McAnally/Josh Osborne 5. You Can Come Over – Brandy Clark/Jessie Jo Dillon/Mark Narmore 6. Love Can Go to Hell – Brandy Clark/Scott Stepakoff 7. Big Day in a Small Town – Brandy Clark/Shane McAnally/Mark D. Sanders 8. Three Kids No Husband – Brandy Clark/Lori McKenna 9. Daughter – Brandy Clark/Jessie Jo Dillon/Jeremy Spillman 10. Drinkin’ Smokin’ Cheatin’ – Brandy Clark 11. Since You’ve Gone to Heaven – Brandy Clark/Shane McAnally Currently on the road with Jennifer Nettles on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour, the singer/songwriter has toured with Eric Church and Alan Jackson during the last two years in addition to solo shows. For upcoming tour dates, visit http://www.brandyclarkmusic.com. The Morton, Washington-native received her first of four career GRAMMY nominations in 2013 in the Best Country Song category for co-writin g the Miranda Lambert No. 1 hit Continue reading

Leads Sought in Attack of Nashville Producer David Brainard

Police are currently seeking leads to track down a man and woman who attacked country music producer Dave Brainard on Sunday September 27th. According to The Tennessean, David was so severely injured that he is now awaiting reconstructive surgery on his face in a Nashville hospital. The currently released facts are: The attack occurred as Brainard and two accompanying women were walking in the crosswalk in front of the 1505 Demonbreun apartment building Both assailants came out of a charcoal or gray 4-door Infiniti The female assailant was described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and in her early 30s. The male assailant was 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds and white Both were well dressed, as if they had been at a formal event. The case has been assigned to detectives in the Midtown Hills Precinct. Anyone with information should call 615-742-7463. [bctt tweet=”To submit a tip to #Nashville Police re: #JusticeForBrainard call 615-742-7463. Follow link for case details.”] The Tennessean reports that Brainard — who produced Brandy Clark’s Grammy-nominated 12 Stories album — was crossing Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville with two female friends when he was struck by a gray four-door Infinity in the early morning hours on Sept. 27. The group had been using the crosswalk. Deborah DeLoach, one of the women with Brainard, recalls that the car repeatedly hit them, slowly, before a female passenger exited the vehicle. “We couldn’t get out of the street because they kept hitting us,” DeLoach explains. “They both get out and start yelling – she starts yelling, he’s yelling. The woman attacked me, and the man attacked Dave.” DeLoach told police she was assaulted by the female in the vehicle, while the male went after Brainard, beating him and choking him until he was unconscious. He also suffered a broken jaw (in two places), in addition to shattered teeth and multiple lacerations. Police drove Brainard to the hospital, where he remains, awaiting surgery. “He’s going to make it, but he is not doing well and has severe injuries to his face,” DeLoach reports. The suspects are described as white and well-dressed. The woman is said to be 5 feet, 6 inches tall and in her early 30s, while the man is 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds. Police request that anyone with information about the attack call 615-742-7463. Forty-year-old Brainard is also known for producing work from Jerrod Niemann and Jamey Johnson. Read More: Dave Brainard Hospitalized After Severe Beating | http://tasteofcountry.com/dave-brainard-producer-beaten/?trackback=tsmclip