Brandy Clark got her start as a songwriter, most notably when she helped pen The Band Perry hit ‘Better Dig Two’ and Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ in 2010 plus a string of others for Sunny Sweeney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and many more. She also co-wrote ‘Ten Year Town’ from Hailey Whitters, which has found itself on many 2019 end-of-year Best Of lists. Both her albums to date have been Grammy finalists for Country Album of the Year. She won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 2013 for Kacey’s ‘Follow Your Arrow’ after 15 years of plying her trade as a song-scribe in Nashville.
I was delighted to talk to Brandy about her new album Your Life is a Record.
This album is more personal than 12 Songs and Big Day In A Small Town which were both made up of more story songs?
“It didn’t set out that way. I just write all the time and I’m not the best barometer to self-assess and work out what rises to the top, so its those around me and mostly the producer (Jay Joyce) who ends up molding and forming the shape of things. These songs were from over a couple of years and I had a big break up 18mths ago, so I guess it was just in the air and art imitated life – I’m glad though because it was cathartic.”
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