Brandy Clark Mines Her Own Country Dream

Enjoy Exclusive Performance From One of CMT's Next Women of Country

Morton, Washington, is home to gorgeous mountains, the annual Loggers Jubilee and the one and only Brandy Clark.

The quaint little town set the foundation for the person and artist Clark would become and also sets the backdrop for her latest album Big Day in a Small Town.

One could argue that Morton is one of Clark’s biggest influences. The town and country radio.

Clark says that when she was growing up, country radio was a constant presence in her world.

“Where I lived, what we listened to was country radio,” she told CMT during a recent interview for CMT Next Women of Country Live.

A favorite voice was Patsy Cline, and a pivotal moment in Clark’s childhood was watching the biopic Sweet Dreams which she saw at age 9.

“I thought, ‘Wow, I wanna be able to sing and write songs like that.’”

By the time she saw Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter, it was official: Clark had been bitten by the music bug.

A little girl with a dream is now a woman watching those dreams coming to life after years of hard work, determination and dedication to her craft.

And yet one conversation with Clark feels just like a chat with a sweet girl from a small town, just telling stories with humor, heart and sincerity.

Watch Clark in action as she performs “Love Can Go to Hell.”

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.