Brandy Clark, ’12 Stories’ – Album Review

Brandy Clark 12 Stories
Brandy Clark is one of this year's truly great storytellers. She dares to go against the grain and keep the country in country music. On "12 Stories" (out Oct. 22), she paints a template of coarse snaphots of real life, presenting 12 different but equally interesting woman. Each song is a composite of heartache, strewn acrossing an earthy-folk quilt pieced together through the ebb and flow of the guitar and Brandy's striking vocals. The stories play out like a "complete works" collection, standing alone they have a remarkably heartbreaking affectation. When you begin setting the stories in sequence, you have an exquisite sampling of some of the best music you'll ever hear.

Brandy, who has made a name for herself by co-writing two of the year's biggest hits (The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" and Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart"), is a monstrous force to be reckoned with. As one of Nashville's finest assets, she also has cuts with Leann Rimes ("Crazy Women") and Reba McEntire ("The Day She Got Divorced"), both which you'll find here. Throughout the record, she tells a tale of 12 strangely flawed woman who are all possess one connected trait: a twisted (yet authentic) sense of humor. Whether it is the album's furiously witty lead single "Stripes," a soulful midtempo about choosing fashion over passion, or the equally plucky "Get High," about a woman needing to light one up to escape her boring life, there is an endless supply of charm and swampy narratives. What keeps this record grounded is that all the stories come from a place of honesty. Brandy tells Billboard, "when you're writing a song, you're writing a part for someone to play." 

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Rumor is Kelly Clarkson is now a married lady

Kelly Clarkson

Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson and her reportedly new husband, Brandon Blackstock as multiple news sources are reporting the unconfirmed news that Kelly and Brandon got married on Sunday, October 20. One Twitter user even mentioned where the happy couple did the deed.  

Blackberry Farm is a picturesque resort in the Great Smoky Mountains about three hours east of Nashville.

OMG! Insider spoke to Kelly right before she allegedly tied the knot and it sounds like they may have gotten a bit of an inside look at things.

Kelly Clarkson Marries Boyfriend Brandon Blackstock 

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*Our Keltie Knight talked to Kelly just before the big day, join us for all of the latest couples & wedding news on omg! Insider tonight*

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