Brandy Clark to Release New Album, “Your Life Is a Record,” on March 6 [Listen to Lead Single]

Brandy Clark to Release New Album, “Your Life Is a Record,” on March 6 [Listen to Lead Single]

Six-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark will drop her third studio album, Your Life Is a Record, on March 6.

The 11-song set, which was produced by Jay Joyce, features special guest appearances from Randy Newman (“Bigger Boat”) and guitarist John Osborne (“Bad Car”). Brandy released the album’s lead single, “Who You Thought I Was,” on Jan. 10.

“The seed of the song came from something that John Prine said a couple of years ago at the Americana Awards,” said Brandy. “He walked out onstage at the Ryman and everyone stood up and clapped for what felt like five minutes. When everyone sat down, he said with a little laugh, ‘Well, I’m John Prine, but I’d like to go back to being who you thought I was.’ Man . . . that hit me. The songwriter in me instantly knew it was a song and the heart in me knew it was how I had felt in my own life many times. I mean who of us hasn’t let somebody down or wanted to be the version of ourselves that someone who loved us thought we were?”

Listen to “Who You Thought I Was” below.

Listen to “I’ll Be the Sad Song” below.

Your Life Is a Record Track List

  1. “I’ll Be the Sad Song”
  2. “Long Walk”
  3. “Love is a Fire”
  4. “Pawn Shop”
  5. “Who You Thought I Was”
  6. “Apologies”
  7. “Bigger Boat” (feat. Randy Newman)
  8. “Bad Car”
  9. “Who Broke Whose Heart”
  10. “Can We Be Stranger”s
  11. “The Past is the Past”

photo by Curtis Hilbun,

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell