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Brandy Clark Responds to CMA Nods

Brandy Clark
Courtesy of Idea Den

Brandy Clark is a happy woman. The singer-songwriter received two CMA Awards nominations, for New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for Kacey Musgraves‘ ‘Follow Your Arrow.’

“I’ve watched the CMA Awards every year for as long as I can remember,” she says. “To be a nominee in both Song and New Artist is truly a thrill and a dream come true.”

The New Artist of the Year nod is her first nomination as an artist, following her debut with the critically acclaimed ’12 Stories,’ which she released after spending several years honing her craft as a songwriter.

“I hope it will hit as many ears as possible,” Clark told The Boot of her goal for the album. “But more than hitting ears, I hope it will hit a lot of hearts. My goal as a writer is always to write songs that people who aren’t songwriters would write if they were songwriters. So I hope that’s what this record will do. I hope that someone who’s in Middle America taking their kids to school and going and working at a bank or a grocery store will say, ‘That’s my song.’ That’s what I really hope.”

Clark was previously nominated in 2013 for Song of the Year for penning Miranda Lambert‘s ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ along with co-writers Shane McAnally and Musgraves, who share her Song of the Year nomination this year as well.

See a complete list of nominations here, and download ’12 Stories’ here.

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