Courtesy of Big Machine Records

NASHVILLE, TN (April 8, 2022) – Rising singer/songwriter CALLISTA CLARK continues to put her heart on display through her music with the release of “Gave It Back Broken,” out now via Big Machine Records. As Country radio’s most successful new artist debut of 2021 with “It’s ‘Cause I Am” from her REAL TO ME collection, Clark returns with her emotive new single impacting airwaves next month. True to Clark’s distinctive lyrics and heart-in-throat vocal delivery, the agonizing Nathan Chapman-produced track wonders:  


So don’t you feel bad, bad, bad
Being like that, that, that
Don’t you feel guilty
Don’t you feel sad
Losin’ the best thing you’ll ever have
Oh, I gave you my heart
With no missin’ pieces
‘Cause you promised me you would hold it
So don’t you feel bad, oh
That you gave it back broken

“‘Gave It Back Broken’ is a soulful, honest song describing the emotions you feel when someone you trusted with your heart doesn’t protect it the way they promised they would,” says Clark. “I wrote this song with one of my favorite songwriters Emily Shackelton, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”


Watch the “Gave It Back Broken” lyric video here:


Blending inspiration from authentic, timeless classics with the sounds of her Georgia roots, Callista “commands her career from its breakthrough beginnings” (American Songwriter). Named an iHeartCountry On The Verge Artist, the proof that Clark can hold her own among Nashville’s most prominent is evident as she was the only Country artist featured on Billboard’s annual “21 Under 21” list and the youngest member ever named to CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2022. Her inspiring videos with which Scooter Braun (SB Projects) and Scott Borchetta (Big Machine Label Group) took notice, have amassed over 130 million views across all socials + YouTube to date. Clark is set to appear on some of the year’s biggest festivals, including Tortuga Music Festival (4/8), Stagecoach (5/1), Barefoot Country Music Fest (6/16), Country Fest (6/23), Watershed Festival (7/29) and Boots and Hearts Music Festival (8/4). For more information, visit and follow along with Callista’s journey on FacebookInstagramTikTok and Twitter.