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Brandy Clark Shines Ahead of Grammy Awards

Brandy Clark took the stage this weekend as one of the opening acts for Alan Jackson’s Keepin’ It Country Tour. Clark, who’s nominated for two Grammy’s this year, is probably best known as a songwriter. However, she proved this weekend that she’s much more. The surprisingly talented vocalist treated the crowd to a few tracks off her debut album 12 Stories and a couple songs she’s penned for other country stars. By opening her set with the revenge driven “Stripes” she set the tone for the remainder of her set. She went solo acoustic for tracks penned for Miranda Lambert (Mama’s Broken Heart) and The Band Perry (Better Dig Two). By stripping things down Clark was able to further showcase her vocals.  Clark’s best talent is songwriting and as the lyrics came to life on stage she captivated the crowd. 


Country in the Northeast — January 22

It’s a big weekend for country music in the Northeast. Garth Brooks brings the “Garth Brooks Experience” to the TD Garden for an unprecedented six shows in four days. He’ll play two shows a night on Friday and Saturday and when it’s all said and done he’ll have performed for over 75,000 people. But it’s not just Garth who’s in the region this weekend. Alan Jackson brings his Keepin’ It Country Tour to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA on Friday night before heading up to Portland, ME on Saturday night. He has Jon Pardi and the Grammy nominated Brandy Clark along with him for both shows. If classic country isn’t your thing Friday night you can head on down to the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods and check out Chris Young and Lee Brice with special guests Brothers Osborne. Limited tickets are still available for all shows.

Note: Trisha Yearwood is also on the bill for all six Garth Brooks shows.

Country at the Grammys

The 2015 Grammy  Awards will be held on February 8, but today the nominations are being handed out and that means it’s time for country’s elite to be nominated. Below are the country artists nominated for awards:

Best Country Song: 

“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church

“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert

Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell

Best Country Album

The Outsiders – Eric Church

Riser – Dierks Bentley

Platinum – Miranda Lambert

12 Stories – Brandy Clark

The Way I’m Livin’ – Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Solo Performance

“Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood

“Invisible” – Hunter Hayes

“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church

“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert

“Cop Car” – Keith Urban

Best Country Group/Duo Performance

“Gentle on My Mind” – The Band Perry

“Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood

“Day Drinking” – Little Big Town

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban featuring Eric Church

Best New Artist 

Brandy Clark¹

¹ Brandy Clark was the only country artist nominated in this category.

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