Thursday, March 9, 2017

Country music on TV: Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark

photo: Chris Phelps
Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special "Brandy Clark" airing Friday, March 10, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTVNOW.

In this episode, Brandy Clark sits down with host Ted Stryker in Los Angeles for an in-depth interview spanning her musical beginnings and influences.

For a sneak peek of the AUDIENCE Network concert "Brandy Clark," view an exclusive full-song performance of "Three Kids No Husband" on Rolling Stone Country (here).

Watch and share the show trailer (here) and behind-the-scenes clips (here).

AUDIENCE Network's new music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K*, to audiences nationwide since multiple series began airing this past January.

Recent concert specials include: Garth Brooks, CeeLo Green, Hank Williams Jr., Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Flo Rida, Martina McBride, Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 2 Chainz, Keith Urban, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Cypress Hill, Dan + Shay, Josh Kelley, Andra Day, JR JR, YOUNG THE GIANT, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Good Charlotte, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Butch Walker, Brett Eldredge, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on, and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.**

AUDIENCE Network's multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music's most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.

With six career GRAMMY nominations and now her second Academy of Country Music Award nomination--"Song of the Year" for Miranda Lambert's hit "Mama's Broken Heart" alongside Kacey Musgraves andShane McAnally and "New Female Vocalist Of The Year" in 2017--acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark's many accolades are not only a personal milestone, but a testament to the admiration she has earned from fans and critics alike.

Clark's critically acclaimed sophomore album, Big Day in a Small Town(Warner Bros Records), debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The Jay-Joyce-produced album garnered national praise landing on more than 10 "Best of 2016" lists from publications such as NPR,TIME, Billboard and Rolling Stone and the Wall Street Journal. Big Day is the "cousin" to Clark's widely-revered debut 12 Stories which was released in 2013 on independent label Slate Creek Records and garnered Clark two 2015 GRAMMY nominations for "Country Album of the Year" and "Best New Artist" (all-genre). 12 Stories was featured on "Best of" lists from New York Magazine, NPR, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, New York Post and The Boston Globe in 2013. That same year, Los Angeles Times called it "the country debut of the year."

Clark has toured with artists including Eric Church and Jennifer Nettles, opened for Loretta Lynn at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and toured with Alan Jackson on his 25th Anniversary Tour in 2015. A prolific songwriter, Clark pens her own songs, and has co-written Miranda Lambert's No. 1 hit "Mama's Broken Heart," The Band Perry's No. 1 hit "Better Dig Two," Toby Keith's smash "Drunk Americans," and songs recorded bySheryl Crow, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, Kacey Musgraves, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and additional artists.

Currently in the midst of a U.S. tour, Brandy will launch a special 20+ city trek on April 6 with label-mate Charlie Worsham titled An Evening with Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham.


Meanwhile, public television’s critically acclaimed live music series, Front and Center, has again joined forces with the Country Music Association for a brand new episode of CMA Songwriters Series featuring six-time CMA Award winner and three-time Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles.

Filmed at New York’s Iridium, Nettles is joined on stage by CMA Award-winning and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Brandy Clark to perform her hit song “Love Can Go to Hell.” Nettles is later joined by Amos Lee for two songs including Sugarland’s “Very Last Country Song.”

In an exclusive interview captured prior to the performance Nettles says, “my love of performance actually comes from a love of live performance. If it happens to translate through a camera or through a recording, I love that.” Nettles continues, “I love that we have the technology to record performances and repeat them as many times as we want, (whether) in our cars or in our headphones or on our televisions.” The full video can be seen at:

The episode will air nationally on public television. Check local listings for air dates and times here:

Front and Center is currently in its seventh season. The series features CMA Award winners, Grammy Award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and emerging artists. The show has featured performances byCheap Trick, Dawes, Shawn Mendes, Southside Johnny, Kaleo, Southside Johnny, The Cadillac Three, and Rob Thomas, as well as Steve Vai this season. Videos and more information about Front and Center are available at and

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