New Brandy Clark Album “Your Life Is A Record” Coming
Grammy nominated, CMA-winning, well-respected and admired singer and songwriter Brandy Clark is prepping the release of a new album in the new year called Your Life Is A Record. To be released in March of 2020 by Warner Bros. Records, it will be Brandy’s third studio album. Both of her previous two albums were nominated for the Grammy’s Best Country Album.
Though details on the new record are still a little light, Brandy did preview the new record recently during a promotional event December 4th at Nashville’s Station Inn. The title of the record comes from the opening track called “I’ll Be The Sad Song,” and she’s also been playing a new song live recently called “Who You Thought I Was.” Brandy says the new album will be much more personal than her previous two.
Produced by Jay Joyce who also worked on Brandy’s 2016 release Big Day in a Small Town, the album was recorded mostly acoustically, with electric instruments added later, and will feature the Memphis Strings and Horns section. Brandy says the album is country, but can also live in Americana. Some of Brandy’s co-writers on the record include Jessie-Jo Dillon, Shane McAnally, Chase McGill, Jesse Frasure, Clint Daniels, Jonathan Singleton, Barry Dean, and Adam Wright according to a recent interview.
Brandy Clark got her start as a songwriter, most notably when she helped pen The Band Perry hit “Better Dig Two.” Since then she’s written or co-written critically-acclaimed songs from Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Sunny Sweeney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and many more. She also co-wrote “Ten Year Town” from Hailey Whitters, which has found itself on many 2019 end-of-year Best Of lists.
Expect a new single and specifics on a release date for Your Life Is a Record to be revealed soon. But if you can’t wait for new Brandy Clark music, she recently released a rendition of “Merry Christmas Darling” featuring Charlie Worsham.
December 16, 2019 @ 12:20 pm
Yay! I was just saying to my wife that we hadn’t seen her in too long.
December 16, 2019 @ 12:43 pm
Just the name of the album makes me so excited for this work!
December 16, 2019 @ 1:12 pm
I hope its great. What a great talent she is. Every time I hear anything off of 12 Stories I say to anyone who will listen how good and how criminally underappreciated it is. How record companies can’t see that real singers singing about real people living real lives can translate into real sales is beyond me.
December 16, 2019 @ 1:34 pm
I love the last 2…looking forward to this.
December 16, 2019 @ 2:31 pm
I am really looking forward to this release. She is one of my favorite songwriting talents, and hopefully she will tour with the record.
December 16, 2019 @ 3:06 pm
Just please tell me Dave “Let’s use preset number 3 again” Cobb isn’t producing it…for a change…
I think everyone’s heard his record now.
December 16, 2019 @ 4:49 pm
Did you read the above?
December 16, 2019 @ 10:48 pm
Its Jay “lets let a 3 year old play with all the switches between songs” Joyce.
Tbh, I quite like Jay Joyce. Can be overproduced but often interesting. I think he tries to make everything sound like Wrecking Ball, but that’s an admirable goal.
December 16, 2019 @ 4:14 pm
Bought the first two records and they’ve got some really great songs on them. At the same time the songs seem to be catering to a certain demographic. Excited to hear this will be more personal.
December 17, 2019 @ 7:22 am
That has always been my concern with Brandy Clark. Her songs don’t really ring as personal, and I understand why she doesn’t record songs that may be more close to home for her. I think her audience is ready, though.
Small Town Boy
December 17, 2019 @ 10:17 am
Big Day in a Small Town is about as personal as it gets. She grew up in the small town of Morton, Washington. I grew up less than 10 miles away, so I know that area very well. This was our life. Her father was killed in a logging accident. Her mom still lives in Morton. Maybe it wasn’t your story, but it was hers. I very much can relate to this CD because I lived a very similar life.
December 17, 2019 @ 10:42 am
That’s not what I am referring to. Sorry to come across that way. I love her work, as I stated in a previous post on this article.
December 16, 2019 @ 4:46 pm
This is great news, she’s phenomenal. I’ll be pre-ordering this as soon as it becomes available.
December 17, 2019 @ 12:30 am
I’m interested if only because adam wright is involved .
he may be the most under-rated writer out there right now and the work he did with his wife as ‘ the wrights’ is as good as it gets .
he also wrote a bunch for uncle AJ , of course , and got a grammy nom for ” so you don’t have to love me anymore “.