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C2C: Brandy Clark talks about her road to success

The country artist speaks to the press ahead of her performance at this year’s C2C festival.

Brandy Clark
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Brandy Clark’s career has been one interesting journey and today the country singer was in London to perform at The O2 for the 2015 C2C: Country To Country festival.

Brandy is no stranger to success with her tracks topping the charts way before she took the stage. The singer has written songs for the likes of Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker and Billy Currington, to name a few, and was most recently nominated for a Grammy for best new artist.

EF couldn’t miss the opportunity to go to C2C and Brandy spoke with press ahead of her show later that day.

First Brandy was asked how she found the experience of working with a full band, ‘It’s a real challenge to keep the intimacy with a full band but we worked really hard to keep that.’

When asked about inspiration and ideas she said, ‘They come from real life but sometimes not people I know, I always have their kitchen in my head a lot of my songs happen in the kitchen. I find that the things that really stick are something grounded in truth.‘

As a writer who has written for major acts Brandy was asked if fans could expect duets in the future, ‘I hope so, I would love to do a duet with Kacey (Musgraves) or I would really love to do a duet with a male singer.’

When we asked her about her new found fame she commented, ‘It feels great (to be recognised), it’s great to stand out in a crowd and sing songs that would have never seen the light of day, the highs are higher and the lows lower. When it works it’s amazing but it’s not always that way.’

Another question was regarding her musical career bucket list to which she responded that she would like to ‘make music for as long as I can and headline a tour and sell out, I would love that.’

Finally when asked who her idols are Brandy said that Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and George Strait were all favourites of hers and that her favourite country artist of the past twenty years was probably Lee Ann Womack, who is also on the festival’s bill.

Brandy Clark will perform on the Main Stage at C2C: Country To Country later today.

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