|Date/Time:||Thursday, 07 Apr 2016 at 8:00 pm|
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Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Brandy Clark has been rapidly gaining fans and attention the past few years. Named MusicRow magazine's 2014 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Clark signed to Warner Bros. Records after her debut album, 12 Stories, was released to widespread critical acclaim in October 2013. It was named the best album of 2013 by New York Magazine, NPR , The New York Post , and The Boston Globe , whose critic wrote that "in a bountiful year for female country singer/songwriters, Clark was at the head of the class, mining deep veins and yielding lyrical insights from the smallest moments in life that bind us together." 12 Stories also appeared on year-end best-of lists in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker , and The Los Angeles Times . The latter calling the album "the country debut of the year."
Clark's songs have been recorded by artists such as Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker and Kacey Musgraves. In 2014, Clark was nominated for two Country Music Association (CMA) awards, for New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, ultimately winning Song of the Year for co-writing Kacey Musgraves' hit "Follow Your Arrow" with Musgraves and Shane McAnally. With the win, Clark and Musgraves joined an exclusive club of only 14 women who have written a CMA Song of the Year. A month later, Clark was nominated for two 2015 Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist and Best Country Album of the Year for 12 Stories.
Clark opened for Loretta Lynn at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, has performed with Lee Ann Womack, and toured with Eric Church on his The Outsiders World Tour (including a sold-out show at NYC's Madison Square Garden), Jennifer Nettles on her That Girl tour and Alan Jackson with his 25th anniversary Keepin' It Country tour. She is currently on tour again with Jennifer Nettles for her Next Women of Country Tour.