RSS Feed Follow me on Twitter! Country Music Tattle Tale on YouTube Country Music Tattle Tale on Flicker Follow Country Music Tattle Tale on Facebook Instagram

Archive for the ‘Brandy Clark’ Category

Brandy Clark Plays to Sold Out Crowds Across the Pond on Unplugged U.K. Tour

Photo Credit: Jack Kirwin

Photo Credit: Jack Kirwin

Brandy Clark returned to the U.S. this week after an overwhelmingly successful stretch of sold out acoustic dates in the U.K. The tour included a stop at Cadogan Hall in London, which No Depression’s Lyndon Bolt praised “may have been in a big city far away but I felt very much part of small town American life as illustrated by the photos on the new album. Perhaps overused, but in this case spot-on, authentic is the way to describe Brandy Clark. This isn’t pop country glitz but the real deal in playing, voice and lyrics.”

“I was blown away by the response I got from everyone in the U.K. There were times I couldn’t even hear myself because the crowd was singing so loud,” shares Clark, who also spent time last week with BBC’s Bob Harris, Ricky Ross and Robert Elms. “I had such a great week over there and I’m already looking forward to going back.”

“…any chance to catch her live in the UK is a much anticipated event,” shared 2Country’s James Daykin. “Relaxed, open and honest. Brandy Clark’s music is pure Country with a modern lyrical twist. Her songs sound like they could have been recorded anytime between 1973 and 2016. She sings with a clarity and conviction that many other acts would kill to have and as a singer and focal point she draws her audience in with personal stories and anecdotes that are part amusing, part tragic. A fantastic performer, great lyricist and warm hearted entertainer –the very definition of what this genre is about.”

Clark performed not only seasoned favorites such as “Stripes” and “Take a Little Pill” from he widely lauded 12 Stories, but she also shared much of her latest album, Big Day in a Small Town, which released this June and debuted Top Ten on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Big Day has been at the top of critic’s lists since, garnering places on TIME magazine’s Best Songs of 2016 So Far, Rolling Stone magazine’s 45 Best Albums of 2016 So Far, Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2016 So Far, NPR’s Songs We Love lists and also “Critic’s Pick” from Taste of Country.

For more information, visit

Brandy Clark Brings “Big Day” To UK

brandy clark

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

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  Follow her on Facebook at and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.

For more information, visit  Follow her on Facebook at and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.

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

Brandy Clark

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.”

Brandy Clark Tour Dates:

Read more »

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.

Search By Artist

Recent Comments

  • Naveed: Great one ...
  • john: Please increase font size its very small...
  • Sharron Gail Taylor.: Congratulations Dolly. You're Sooo deserve it. You...
  • Sharron Gail Taylor.: I will be getting this cause I Truly Love Country ...
  • Sharron Gail Taylor.: I will be getting this cause I Truly Love Country ...
  • Heather: My older sister has twin girls and she and her hus...
  • Sandy: Now, if there was a third disc, she could call it...