Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Brandy Clark’s “Hold My Hand” Receives Grammy Nomination

Brandy Clark’s “Hold My Hand” Receives Grammy Nomination

This is Clark’s Fourth Career GRAMMY Nomination in Just Two Years

Brandy Clark's "Hold My Hand" was announced Monday Dec 7, 2015 as a GRAMMY nominee for Country Song of the Year.
The song, written by Clark and Mark Stephen Jones, is from Clark's debut album 12 Stories, which was originally released by Slate Creek Records before being re-released by Warner Bros. Records.
Clark performed the song with Dwight Yoakam earlier this year on the 2015 GRAMMY Awards in one of the night's most talked-about moments.
Brandy Clark: Credit: David McClister

Clark, who has spent much of the year working on her upcoming second album due out in 2016, said, "Wow! I was not expecting this news today. What a surprise and a fantastic way to start my week. I appreciate the support and respect from the GRAMMY voters. It means the world to me."

  • This is the fourth career GRAMMY nomination for Clark.
  • She received two nominations in 2014 in the Best Country Album (12 Stories) and the all-genre Best New Artist categories, and one nomination in 2013 for Best Country Song for "Mama's Broken Heart," a No. 1 hit for Miranda Lambert that Clark co-wrote with Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves.
  • Clark is currently on the road with Jennifer Nettles, after opening for Alan Jackson on his "25th Anniversary Tour" earlier this year. 
  • She won the CMA Song of the Year Award last year for "Follow Your Arrow," which she also co-wrote with McAnally and Musgraves.
  • She was named the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
For more information, visit BrandyClarkMusic.com.
Follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheBrandyClark  and on Twitter @TheBrandyClark.

ICYMI: Our Album of the Year for 2013 was Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories.
Read our Wikipedia Page

12 Stories, the debut album from Grammy and CMA-nominated singer-songwriter Brandy Clark.
Teaming up with producer Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Ray Scott), Brandy used her writing gift and distinctly country voice to craft 12 Stories, a record that has touched everyone lucky enough to hear it.
Available to purchase at Amazon UK and UK iTunes

What the Press said:
CD of The Month (5 STARS) Country Music People - Read the Review
Allmusic (Rating: 4.5 Stars) the superb 12 Stories showcases a unique artist who stands firmly, proudly on her own merits.
American Songwriter (Rating: 4 STARS) ..a record full of humor and pain, remorse and reckoning, is one of the very best country debuts of 2013.

Billboard (by Chuck Dauphin) “Wow” ...I don’t think I have ever started a review so simply in my decade-plus of writing them. But, sometimes, you can say a lot more with less than you can otherwise
Country Weekly (Rating: A+) ...a staggeringly great collection of original tunes that paint vivid, honest portraits of real life, from a uniquely feminine perspective....While the men are stuck in the backwoods, Brandy is busy digging through the human condition.

Entertainment Weekly (Rating: B+) Clark keeps things edgy, singing about divorce, drugs, jail, and Jesus—a.k.a. country music’s Golden Quadrangle—with matter-of-fact sass and ample twang.
The L.A. Times (Rating: 3.5/4 STARS). …find this record and listen to a dozen dazzlingly witty and insightful takes on the struggles of the working class, neglected and/or mistreated women, the battle between right and wrong and the pros and cons of chemical mood enhancers....This is the country debut of the year.

Roughstock (Rating: 5 STARS)..... There's not one throw away track, one throw away note, or one throw away lyric. Instead, it's a well-made and produced and definitely worth seeking out.
NY Post (rating; 4 STARS) ...this is the most compulsively re-playable album of 2013, country or otherwise

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