Brandy Clark At Grand Ole Opry
Born in 1977, Brandy Clark is a singer/songwriter, whose songs have been recorded by artists like Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, and Kacey Musgraves.
Brandy first picked up the guitar at age nine and made her singing debut in school musicals. Her mother encouraged her to write songs, but she abandoned music during high school in favor of sports. In college, she started to get more serious about music, taking guitar lessons and joining a band along with her mother and a friend, and in 1998, she enrolled in the music business program at Belmont University and moved to Nashville. Upon graduation, Brandy landed a job with Leadership Music, which led to her eventual publishing deal.
In 2011, “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which she co-wrote with two other collaborators, appeared on Miranda Lambert’s album Four the Record. It was released on January 14, 2013 as the fourth single reaching Number 2 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Billboard Country Airplay charts. For The Band Perry, Brandy also co-wrote their third Number 1 hit “Better Dig Two.”
In 2012, Brandy opened shows for Grammy Award winning artist Sheryl Crow, and she found an advocate in country artist Marty Stuart when she played his Grand Ole Opry Anniversary celebration. At the beginning of 2013, Brandy was chosen by CMT as one of the Women of Country, a year-long promotion featuring up-and-coming artists.
Brandy digitally released a self-titled, three-track EP in December 2012, and on Oct 22, 2013, she released her debut album 12 Stories, featuring Vince Gill on background vocals.