MusicRowPics: Clark Manson Introduces Debut Single/Video

IMG_5549Country music newcomer Clark Manson stopped by MusicRow’s offices to share his new single and music video, “Track 9,” due out July 13 from ole Music.

Chris Bandi co-wrote the title with producer Jason Massey (Kelsea Ballerini) including lyrics about songs on mixed CDs, Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” and leaving your hometown.

“This is the first time I’ve recorded a song I didn’t write,” said Manson. “I was like a radio listener when I heard it for the first time—rather than thinking it was a good song because I had been in a writing room for hours working on it. I’m really excited about it.”

Manson plays around 150 shows annually, most recently surrounding a radio tour to MusicRow stations in Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri.

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Pictured (L-R): MusicRow’s Kelsey Grady, Eric T. Parker, Sherod Robertson, Clark Manson, Troy Stephenson and Sarah Skates

The music video for “Track 9” was filmed two weeks ago in Nashville’s Percy Warner park, featuring Manson and his real-life girlfriend. “The director had a high budget shoot the next day and he offered to use the camera and lens for ours too,” said manager Pete Olson, who joined Manson for the visit.

Manson started working with Olson last summer when he moved to Nashville. The president of Ohio-based Variety attractions had been developing the young artist and adding him to premier slots at the festivals they produce. Manson’s current camp includes WME and ole.

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