Long before Brandy Clark released her excellent debut country album 12 Stories, she had a publicist in Kacey Musgraves.
“I feel like women in my grandmother’s generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides,” Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the three-time ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. “Now, it’s a bit different.”
This year, everyone and their mother was singing along to Lorde’s anti-consumerist anthem “Royals,” but the New Zealand teen wasn’t the only new kid on the block who got us excited.
Brandy Clark battled for two years to get her record out, but it’s now topping off a banner year for the singer/songwriter, who doesn’t mind bending the usually traditional genre’s rules a little bit.