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Brandy Clark

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Brandy Clark has become one of the most highly-respected singer-songwriters in contemporary country music on the strength of her neo-traditional slant and impressive voice. Born in a Washington logging town of just 900 people, she made her way to Nashville in 1998 to attend Belmont, and steadily carved a career for herself as a unique voice, penning songs for Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, the Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves and more. She released her self-titled debut EP in 2012, following up with her debut album, ’12 Stories,’ in 2013. The album is one of the most critically acclaimed in recent years, with critics singling out her dark, observational humor for approval. The CMA winner is also a Grammy nominee.

  • Full Name: Brandy Lynn Clark
  • Birth Date: Oct. 9, 1977
  • Top Songs: "Mama's Broken Heart," "Follow Your Arrow," "Get High"
  • Did You Know? Clark is openly gay and says is has not affected her career in country music.
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