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Brandy Clark Brings “Big Day” To UK

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It’s a long way from her hometown of Morton, Wash., but then again Brandy Clark 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 response from 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 the CMT 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, 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-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 Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, and was also named the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough 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 at facebook.com/TheBrandyClark and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.

For more information, visit brandyclarkmusic.com.  Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBrandyClark and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.

Brandy Clark’s “Big Day in a Small Town” Debuts Top Ten

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Brandy Clark, is causing quite the conversation with her new album, Big Day in a Small Town that debuted Top Ten on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The 4x GRAMMY-nominated artist continues to prove the June 10 release is a strong follow-up to her critically-acclaimed debut album, 12 Stories, when it was recently placed on Rolling Stone’s 45 Best Albums of 2016 So Far and, according to TIME Magazine, tells stories that “populate her Town with characters whose personalities spring in full from the smallest details.”

To follow her national TV appearances on Live with Kelly June 14 and Late Night with Seth Meyers June 15, Clark stopped in to play her powerful tracks, “Daughter,” “Since You’ve Gone to Heaven” and current single, “Girl Next Door” off of Big Day for NPR’s Tiny Desk June 20. Clark’s performance of “Girl Next Door” on Ellen, which originally aired on April 7, re-aired today.

“When Clark steps in front of a mic and turns on the charm,” wrote NPR of her Tiny Desk performance, “her humor pulls the audience right into every single joke.”

The singer/songwriter’s small-town storytelling has already made an impression on those who have browsed the 11-song, Jay-Jones-produced album. “Clark focuses her sharp eye on the American map’s tiniest dots,” TIME wrote of her songs’ imagery, “those areas too small for a Waffle House or a Walmart, where porches serve as gathering places and where gossip can spread like wildfire.”

Clark’s sophomore album centers around small town life, with songs that “map a small collection of streets, landmarks, loves, betrayals and heartbreaks that cohere into a place as particular and as universal as Winesburg or Grover’s Corners” (NPR).

“I really developed a love for small towns when my dad died and I went home for his memorial service, and there were so many people they had to have it in a gym,” Clark told NPR about the inspiration for her album. “And that’s not an uncommon thing in a small town, but anywhere else in the world, that only happens for a celebrity.”

According to Rolling Stone, Clark reaches a wide audience with her music that is “tooled alternately for stadiums and songwriting circles, commercial and public radio, line-dance bars and coffee shops.”

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Brandy Clark Performs “Girl Next Door” on ‘Late Night’ & ‘Live with Kelly’- Video

Earlier this week, Brandy Clark stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers and LIVE! with Kelly to perform her new single, “Girl Next Door” off her new album Big Day in a Small Town.

Charlie Worsham Hosts “Midnite Jamboree” During CMA Fest

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This past weekend, Charlie Worsham hosted “Midnite Jamboree Hosted by Charlie Worsham Featuring ??” with different surprise performances by special guests Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, including Eric Church, Vince Gill, Kid Rock, Hunter Hayes, Brandy Clark, Aubrie Sellers, the Brothers Osborne, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Lucie Silvas. The event was held at the iconic Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway in downtown Nashville Thursday and Friday evening, and was moved to a larger venue, aVenue, Saturday evening to accommodate the massive amount of fans who wanted to attend.

As long as he can remember, Worsham has had a deep love and appreciation for the history and impact that Ernest Tubb has had on country music, specifically with the record store he opened in the ’40’s, and the Jamboree that he started in that record shop, which over the years developed a reputation for giving struggling young country artists the opportunity to shine.

“This weekend, we shined a light on one of country music’s most hallowed landmarks,” Worsham said. “Thank you so much to the loyal fans who came out, and to the incredibly gracious artists who joined me on stage. I am blessed everyone put the music first, followed their hearts and let some big magic happen over the past few days. My heart and soul are overflowing with gratitude, joy and love.”

In addition to hosting “Midnite Jamboree” Worsham just completed his first album in three years, with release dates being announced soon.

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