Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Nashville, Tenn. – “Clark's words are worth a thousand pictures,” proclaimed NPR’s Otis Hart after the critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter released her sophomore album this summer, which landed on multiple critics’ “Best Of” lists including Rolling Stone, TIME, American Songwriter and NPR. Since the release, the four-time GRAMMY nominee and CMA Award winner Brandy Clark wrapped a widely lauded acoustic tour, re-released her GRAMMY-nominated hit “Hold My Hand” with legendary Dwight Yoakam, and accepted the inaugural “Impact Award” at CMT’s Next Women of Country last month. Now, Clark brings her stripped performance of songs from Big Day In A Small Town to NPR’s renowned Mountain Stage, the home of live music on public radio. The show will broadcast to 180 NPR stations beginning Friday, December 2. Airtimes and stations can be found here.
"So many of my favorite artists have been a part of Mountain Stage," says the woman Salon Magazine calls "the Raymond Carver of the Hot Country charts." "Having the opportunity to be a part of it is pretty surreal for me."
Mountain Stage has featured performances from music legends as well as emerging stars from all genres for more than 30 years. Recorded in front of a live audience, Clark’s performance took place at premiere concert venue Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia in late October. The entire episode will be available to download next week from NPR’s archives.
Clark, who Washington Post praised is “armed onstage with her own powerful voice and an acoustic guitar,” will be a featured performer at A Tribute to the Music of Linda Ronstadt later this month. For more details and ticketing information please visit here.
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 went on to receive a nod for her critically-acclaimed breakthrough 12 Stories including inclusion in the all-genre New Artist category. Clark won 2014’s 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. Her highly-anticipated follow-up to Stories resulted in a June 2016 release of Big Day In A Small Town and U.S. and U.K. acoustic tours. For more information, visit brandyclarkmusic.com. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBrandyClark and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.