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Brandy Clark Aims for ‘Truth-Telling’ in Her Music, Plus a Little ‘Dark Comedy’

Long before Brandy Clark released her excellent debut country album 12 Stories, she had a publicist in Kacey Musgraves. The two songwriters penned several hits together, including Miranda Lambert’s 2014 ACM Award-winning “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Musgraves’ recent single “Follow Your Arrow.” Naturally they formed a tight bond.

05/21/2014

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Move Over Bro-Country, The Bra-Revolution Is Coming

Barbara Ann explains the new bra-country movement and what it means for the boys of country music.

04/18/2014

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Brandy Clark’s Song “Get High” Shocking Or Just Reality?

Brandy Clark’s “Get High” is one of those country songs that critics praise – but radio never plays. Barbara Ann brings you the song and lets you decide, shocking or just reality.

03/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Miranda Lambert’s ACM-Nominated ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’

“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.”

03/11/2014

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Best of New Music To Know 2013

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.

12/24/2013

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4 Female Country Artists To Watch In 2014

As 2013 draws to a close here’s Barbara Ann’s picks for the top 4 female country artists that will be making country hits and news in 2014.

12/23/2013

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New Music To Know: Brandy Clark Changes Country Music for the Better With Her Brutally Honest Debut

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.

10/24/2013

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