Brandy Clark is an out lesbian and country music singer-songwriter making headlines. Her songs have been recorded by Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker and Kacey Musgraves. This week Clark got the great news that she’d scored not just one, but two nominations at this year’s Country Music Association Awards – Best New Artist and Best Song.
Thanks for all the tweets about the CMA nominations today. I grew up on the CMA Awards and so being a part of them is a dream come true!!!!!
— Brandy Clark (@TheBrandyClark) September 4, 2014
In addition to her second songwriter’s nomination with Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally for song of the year. Clark is one of the names hotly tipped for CMA’s new artist of the year award, thanks to 12 Stories, her widely-praised debut album.
“I’ve watched the CMA Awards every year for as long as I can remember. To be a nominee in both song and new artist is truly a thrill and a dream come true.”
Clark’s new artist nomination is a huge breakthrough for singer-songwriters. She has received the level of recognition and love she deserved in the mainstream scheme of things. Congratulations.