They dubbed that year's Country Music Association Awards show "Who the F-- Is Brandy Clark?Day" and even printed T-shirts that posed the rhetorical question in bold, block lettering."I think the focus is where I've always wanted it to be -- on the music," says Clark."When I meet people after shows, they want to tell me how they're those people [I sing about] more than they want to know about my life."Brandy Clark, Swizz Beatz and More Music Stars Make Their Oscar Predictions -- and Lament the Snubs For , Clark recruited white-hot producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town), who worked muscled-up guitars and propulsive beats into her gentler sound. knew the album had a chance at radio and recruited sister label Warner Music Nashville to promote "Girl Next Door." It's a sign of how far Clark has come -- Warner Nashville was one of the labels that passed on her debut."If you said to me five years ago that I'd be doing all this, I would've been like, ' What are you talking about? "And I would've thought I couldn't do most of it."Baby, if you want the girl next door, then go next door," Brandy Clark twangs on her new single "Girl Next Door," seemingly sticking it to a demanding lover.But it would also be perfectly reasonable to interpret the song as an expression of the 39-year-old's take-me-as-I-am attitude toward her fast-rising country-music career. I can't be it; I won't be it."As one of Nashville's top songwriters, digging in her heels is working for her.
Helens" T-shirts, complete with burn holes, at the flea market.Neither have went into depth about what caused their split (publicly), but now we may have a hint from the ‘Vocal Bible’ herself.Brandy shared a new clip singing a few lines (at a recent concert), where it appears that she may be taking jabs at Ryan AND his girlfriend super model Selita Ebanks. It was a really hard time and another phase of the sadness that was a cloud for a while. We're dating and he's busy and I'm busy," she told 's Evan Marriott.