Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced that it has signed a global recording contract with renowned country singer-songwriter, Brandy Clark, who comes to WBR thanks to Slate Creek Records. Clark is currently nominated for New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (for co-writing Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow”), for this year’s CMA Awards (airing live on ABC-TV on Wednesday, Nov. 5), where she will also present.
“I am thrilled to be working with Dan McCarroll and the Warner Bros. LA staff,” said Clark. “I’m so lucky to have a musical home that embraces and encourages originality and creativity. I’m so excited to be making music with them and look forward to this next step in my career.”
“Brandy is an accomplished songwriter, well-regarded in the country music scene and with multiple No. 1 singles under her belt,” said McCarroll, President, Warner Bros. Records. “I speak for the entire Burbank team when I say how thrilled we are to welcome such a gifted country artist into the Warner Bros. Records family. She’s a tremendous talent with great promise, and we can’t wait to help take her career as a recording artist to the next level.”
Having already established herself as a hit songwriter for a wide range of renowned country artists, Clark released her debut album as a recording artist, 12 Stories, in 2013. The album featured the singles “Stripes,” “Pray to Jesus,” and “Hungover,” and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart.
The album was met with outstanding praise:
“Not only does her debut album show off a talented vocalist – recalling Rosanne Cash – it’s an astonishingly strong collection of songs.” “This is the most compulsively re-playable album of 2013, country or otherwise.” New York Post
“Her debut is all airtight craftsmanship, sly wit and precise detailing that treats mainstream style like artisanal fast food.” Will Hermes, Rolling Stone
“12 Stories, a record full of humor and pain, remorse and reckoning, is one of the very best country debuts of 2013.” American Songwriter
“Like realism at its best in any form – a novel you can’t put down, a movie that brings a tear – 12 Stories makes you feel like you’re there in Brandy Clark’s songs, as if you’re living them. Because you or someone you love probably has.” NPR
Clark has had cuts performed by some of the biggest country artists, The Band Perry recorded her first No. 1 single, “Better Dig Two,” followed shortly after by another No. 1 in Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards, and for Best Country Song at the 2013 Grammys. She is currently touring the US as part of Eric Church’s ‘The Outsiders WorldTour.’
About Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records is one of the most successful recording companies in music history and home to some of the most influential and innovative artists of our time. Its reputation and extraordinary roster of new and established recording artists is unparalleled, and its collective influence on pop culture is without precedent. With a visionary approach toward discovering and nurturing musical talent, the Warner Bros. Records family of labels is currently home to an impressive generation of major artists. The Warner Bros. roster includes Damon Albarn, Lily Allen, Avenged Sevenfold, The Black Keys, Michael Bublé, Gary Clark Jr., Biffy Clyro, Jason Derulo, The Flaming Lips, Foals, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Josh Groban, Jenny Lewis, Linkin Park, Mac Miller, Mastodon, Muse, Nico & Vinz, Robert Plant, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damien Rice, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young, and many others. Up-and-coming artists include Bebe Rexha, Big Data, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death from Above 1979, Echosmith, JEFF The Brotherhood, Kimbra, Lianne La Havas, LP, Jake Miller, Priory, Royal Blood, and Wavves. The rich and diversified catalog on the Warner Bros. family of labels includes recordings by Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, Dire Straits, the Grateful Dead, the Kinks, Madonna, Randy Newman, the Ramones, Talking Heads, James Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Van Halen and others.
About Brandy Clark
Singer/songwriter Brandy Clark released her debut album, 12 Stories, in 2013, which quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed musical projects of the year. 12 Stories was named the best album of 2013 in any genre by New York Magazine’s Jody Rosen, New York Post’s Michaelangelo Matos, NPR’s Ann Powers, and Boston Globe’s Sara Rodman; was the No. 2 record for Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker; a top 10 choice for Los Angeles Times’ Randall Roberts and The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones; and among the top five country albums of the year by Rolling Stone, among many other honors. Recently named the 2014 Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Clark toured with Jennifer Nettles and opened for Loretta Lynn at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium earlier this year. She is currently touring with Eric Church as part of his “The Outsiders World Tour” and will tour with Alan Jackson on his “25th Anniversary Tour” in 2015. Her single “Stripes” was featured in Beats Music’s Super Bowl commercial starring Ellen DeGeneres, and her music video for “Get High” premiered on PerezHilton. Clark co-wrote Toby Keith’s current single “Drunk Americans” with Shane McAnally and Bob DiPiero. Other artists to record her songs include The Band Perry, Craig Campbell, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, Kacey Musgraves, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, and additional artists. For more information, visit www.brandyclarkmusic.com.