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Nov. 18, 2022

Interview with Liddy Clark

Interview with Liddy Clark

We had the pleasure of interviewing Liddy Clark over Zoom video!

There’s a word that comes up whenever Liddy Clark talks about her music – “connection.”

Currently based in Los Angeles, the Plano, Texas native relocated with her family to South...


We had the pleasure of interviewing Liddy Clark over Zoom video!

There’s a word that comes up whenever Liddy Clark talks about her music – “connection.”

Currently based in Los Angeles, the Plano, Texas native relocated with her family to South Florida (Parkland), just before first grade. This was a pivotal move for Liddy, as theatre is very important in the area and the move put her in a position to grow up on the stage. Inspired by artistic family members like her cousin, Drew Womack (formerly Sons of the Desert and writer of Kenny Chesney’s first number one hit “She’s Got it All”), she amassed the resume of a seasoned entertainer.

During her last summer in high school Liddy won a scholarship to join the esteemed Berklee Five Week Summer Program, additionally earning a spot on the coveted Performer Singer-Songwriter Showcase and praise from professors like famed singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick.

But even as she began fronting her own band at 15 – opening for major artists like Scotty McCreery and performing for major radio stations in South Florida – she was searching for something deeper than fame or fortune.

Out of the gate, Clark was finding connection through tender, personal lyricism, earning praise from heavyweights like Garth Brooks after seeing Liddy perform at the iHeart Country Music Summit in 2017. In 2018, Liddy contributed a mystical rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” to the Cracker Barrel exclusive Country Faith Christmas, Vol. 2, joining the likes of Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker and Brenda Lee on the album’s track list. She went on to win a songwriting scholarship with former Senior Vice President of Creative at Warner Chappell Music, Judy Stakee (Katy Perry, Sheryl Crow, and Gavin DeGraw) who quickly identified Clark’s talent and invited her to a songwriting retreat in New York’s Catskill Mountains.


In 2018 the tragic school shooting in Clark’s hometown of Parkland, Florida, gave her a sense of clarity about her mission. By then, a freshman at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, she knew many of the families affected, and indeed, her own family still lived just a few blocks from the school.
Later that year she was invited to perform at Parkland’s Wear Orange gun-violence awareness event. Clark delivered the emotional anthem she had written the week prior at the Catskill Mountain retreat “Shot Down (Stand Up),” boldly speaking truth to power and voicing the concerns of her peers. “This problem has answers that won’t be found / If every time we try to stand up, we get shot down,”

Liddy has a brand new single, "Potential," out now with plans for a full album out later this year.

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