Brandy Clark’s New Single — “Who You Thought I Was”

Brandy Clark’s ‘Your Life Is A Record’ Out March 6

Grammy-nominated and CMA Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Brandy Clark will release her highly anticipated new album, Your Life is a Record, March 6 on Warner Records. In advance of the release, the first single, “Who You Thought I Was,” is out today.

The song sounds like an instant classic, with a slightly vintage, rolling rhythm, evoking classic albums, but with a completely contemporary sensibility. Rolling Stone recently included the upcoming album as one of their “70 Most Anticipated Albums of 2020.”

Of the song, Clark shares, “The seed of the song came from something that John Prine said a couple of years ago at the Americana Awards. 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 hHeart 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?”

Produced by award winning producer Jay Joyce, the 11-track album was recorded largely as an intimate acoustic four-piece—featuring Clark, Joyce, Giles Reaves and Jedd Hughes—with subsequent Memphis strings and horns layered in with arrangements by Lester Snell. The album features Clark’s most personal songwriting to date along with special guest appearances from Randy Newman and guitarist John Osborne.

Clark will tour throughout 2020 including a series of winter tour dates with Tanya Tucker on the CMT Next Women of Nashville Tour. The run features stops at Philadelphia’s World Café Live, New York’s Town Hall, Memphis’ Graceland Soundstage among many others.


February 5—Vienna, VA—The Barns at Wolf Trap*
February 6—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live*
February 7—New York, NY —Town Hall*
February 20—Memphis, TN—Graceland Soundstage*
February 21—Springfield, MO—Gillioz Theatre*
February 22—Wichita, KS—Templelive Wichita
February 24—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
February 25—Lincoln, NE—Bourbon Theatre
February 27—Sioux Fallas, ND—The District
February 28—Fargo, ND—Fargo Theatre
February 29—Hinckley, MN—Grand Casino Hinckley
March 28—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway†
March 29—Nashville, TN—3rd and Lindsley†
March 31—Houston, TX—White Oak†
April 1—Austin, TX—The Parish†
April 7—Los Angeles, CA—Lodge Room†
April 8—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†
April 10—Portland, OR—Alberta Rose Theatre†
April 11—Seattle, WA—Showbox Theatre†
April 13—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room†
April 14—Denver, CO—Globe Hall†
April 16—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room†
April 17—Minneapolis, MN—Fineline†
April 18—Des Moines, IA—Woolys†
April 20—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark†
April 21—Cleveland, OH—Beachland†
April 22—Pittsburgh, PA—The Rex†
April 24—Uncasville, CT—Wolf Den†
April 27—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall†
May 2—Charlotte, NC—McGlohon†
May 4—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West†
May 5—Birmingham, AL—Saturn†
May 7—Louisville, KY—Headliners†
May 8—Chicago, IL—The Space†
May 9—Indianapolis, IN—Vogue†
May 11—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre†
May 13—Kansas City, MO—Saloon @ Knuckleheads†
May 14—Oklahoma City, OK—Tower Theatre†

*with Tanya Tucker as part of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour
†“Who You Thought I Was Tour”

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