Brandy Clark Big Day In A Small Town on LP
Four-time Grammy Award nominee and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark is following up her 2013 smash debut album 12 Stories with the Warner Bros. Records release of Big Day in a Small Town. Produced by Jay Joyce, with "Girl Next Door" serving as the first single, Big Day in a Small Town is Clark's first major-label album.
"When I made 12 Stories, I think my dreams were a lot more realistic, in that I didn't expect a lot to happen...then it did," Clark says. "This time, my dreams are very much what they were when I was going to Vince Gill and Patty Loveless concerts and decided I was going to move to Nashville. Right now, my dreams are as big as when I was naïve enough to really dream them."
Clark is featured in the April/May 2016 "The Outlaws" issue of Garden & Gun with Matt Hendrickson raving, "Big Day in a Small Town has the same biting wit as her 2013 debut 12 Stories, but it's an even richer collection of songs, with a life-in-the-middle-of-nowhere thread running through the album."
Big Day in a Small Town tells the stories of the football star, the father, the homecoming queen, and the hairdresser because those are the stories and people that Clark grew up knowing. "All these songs, there's some little truth in them, somewhere, that resonates with me or that is about me," she confesses.
12 Stories was featured on "Best of" lists from New York Magazine, NPR, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Post and The Boston Globe in 2013. That same year, The Los Angeles Times called it "the country debut of the year."