Four-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter stripped it down to take Big Day to Birmingham, Glasgow, London and Manchester
If attendance is any indicator, a “big day in a small town” is the same in U.S. as U.K.! The “best songwriter in Nashville” (Garden & Gun), 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.
ABOUT BRANDY CLARK
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 brandyclarkmusic.com. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBrandyClark and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.