Despite receiving no radio airplay, Brandy Clark has forged an impressive solo career and earned numerous accolades, including a nomination for Best Country Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Big Day in a Small Town is Clark's testament of small-town living, portraying the often-flawed and very-real characters of middle America. During her promo stop on "The Today Show" this morning (Jan. 31), the singer-songwriter performed her smoldering ballad "Love Can Go to Hell," a missile directed at romance, heartache and loss.
Having penned songs for such artists as Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert, Clark transitioned into a full-blown artist with her 2013 debut album 12 Stories, which featured the hit single "Stripes" and such standouts as "Pray to Jesus," "Crazy Women" and "The Day She Got Divorced."
The Best Country Album category is rounded out by releases from Maren Morris (Hero), Keith Urban (Ripcord), Loretta Lynn (Full Circle) and Sturgill Simpson (A Sailor's Guide to Earth). Clark is also up for Best Country Solo Performance for "Love Can Go to Hell," alongside Carrie Underwood's "Church Bells," Morris' "Church Bells," Miranda Lambert's introspective "Vice" and Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color." The 59th Grammy Awards are slated for Feb. 12 and air live on CBS at 8/7c.
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Watch Clark's early-morning performance below: