Checking In With... Brandy Clark - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Brandy Clark | photo by Chris Phelps | courtesy of the artist

In times of crisis, it’s more important than ever to check in on your friends and loved ones. Here at XPN, we’re Checking In With our extended musical family to see how they’re holding up during the Coronavirus quarantine…and what music has kept them grounded. Today, Dan Reed chats with Brandy Clark.

Brandy Clark was in California, just outside of Los Angeles, when we caught up with her via phone. The Nashville musician’s new record Your Life Is A Record came out March 6th, and she was able to squeeze in a few shows and a short recording session L.A. before the Coronavirus pandemic hit the states. As Clark tells us, “on March 12th, the world changed.” She and her bandmates found out they’d been exposed to COVID-19, self-quarantined in California, and when they were in the clear “I chose to stay out here because I didn’t really want to get on a plane right now.” In our conversation, we hear about her love of Patsy Cline and her journey as an artist, which she terms her “15-year overnight success.” Listen below.

Checking In With Brandy Clark

Favorite Song Of All Time: “Crazy” by Patsy Cline 

When I was nine, I saw the movie Sweet Dreams, and I fell in love with PC’s music, and I’ve never falling out of love with it. I also fell in love with so many writers through her music — Willie Nelson happens to be the writer on Crazy — but that song to me is so simple in its lyric, but its chord structure is very complex, and you don’t notice it bc it all feels so right. It never fails to not move me.

Song You’re Most Proud Of Working On: “Bigger Boat” by Brandy Clark

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