Small-Town Girl Brandy Clark Makes Big-City Country Music
Posted: 9:46 am Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
By Staff Writer
Brandy has a great shout out to The New 93Q in the article!
Since at least 2011, Brandy Clark has been one of the most criminally underrated artists in Nashville. With a hand in smash hits like Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow,” Clark has staked a reputation as one of the city’s most capable storytellers, penning vividly written tracks that offer stark and unflinching commentary on scoring touchdowns, nervous breakdowns, small-town gossip, love, and loss.
In June 2016, Clark released Big Day In a Small Town, the highly-anticipated followup to 2013’s critically acclaimed 12 Stories. Despite landing on nearly every country music critic’s “best albums of the year” list, Clark’s second full-length album earned her a Grammy nomination in the Best New Artist category, but failed to make any real impact on country radio. Nearly a year after its release, Clark is understandably feeling a little disappointed in the way that things panned out for what is arguably her best album to date.
…In Texas, and Houston specifically, getting Clark’s music on the radio came a little easier. According to Clark, 93Q’s Johnny Chiang and Christi Brooks have been fiercely supportive of her work. “They went out on a limb for my single in Houston. The people that have believed in me in radio believed big,” she says. “I just haven’t had enough believers to push me over the edge.”