Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile



Brandi M. Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American folk rock and Americana singer-songwriter.[1] Born in Ravensdale, Washington, she dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, teaching herself piano and guitar. Her first commercial album, Brandi Carlile, was released to critical acclaim but to limited commercial success. Carlile garnered wider recognition and commercial success with her 2007 single "The Story", from the album of the same name. The Story turned gold in 2017, having sold 500,000 copies to date.[2] Carlile's most successful album to date, The Firewatcher's Daughter earned her a Grammy Nomination for Best Americana Album and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200.[3]

Carlile has released six albums including The Story (2007), Give Up the Ghost (2009) and Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony (2011), the last reaching number 14 on the Top Rock Albums chart.[4] In May 2017, Carlile released Cover Stories, Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story, An Album to Benefit War Child. Featuring 14 artists covering tracks from the original The Story album, including Adele, Pearl Jam and Dolly Parton, it debuted at number 30 on the Billboard Chart. She is awaiting the release of her seventh album, By The Way, I Forgive You, on February 16, 2018.

Carlile's music through the years has been categorized in several genres, including pop, rock, alternative country, and folk. She said of her style, "I've gone through all sorts of vocal phases, from pop to blues to R&B, but no matter what I do, I just can't get the country and western out of my voice." Carlile has been a part of several activism campaigns and advocates for causes ranging from spreading awareness for health issues to women empowerment.



By the Way, I Forgive You
By the Way, I Forgive You is an upcoming studio album by Brandi Carlile, scheduled to be released on February 16, 2018.
Whatever You Do
Whatever You Do is a song by musical artist Brandi Carlile, released on February 2, 2018.
Sugartooth is a song by musical artist Brandi Carlile, released on January 19, 2018.
The Mother
The Mother is a song by musical artist Brandi Carlile, released on December 8, 2017.

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Popular Albums16

Album Appearances & References12

Popular Songs18

Song Appearances & References2

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Group References2

Minor Film Appearances & References2

TV Shows6

Book References & Influences2

Collaborators & Influencers10

TV Show Appearances4

Music-Related Relationships9

Awards & Nominations6

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Spotify - Albums & Singles44


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Upcoming Concerts34

Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, Canada
March 3, 2018
Mt. Baker Theatre
Bellingham, United States
March 4, 2018
Moore Theatre
Seattle, United States
March 30, 2018
Moore Theatre
Seattle, United States
March 31, 2018
Beacon Theatre
New York, United States
April 5, 2018
Beacon Theatre
New York, United States
April 6, 2018
Beacon Theatre
New York, United States
April 7, 2018
The Caverns (PBS Bluegrass Underground)
Pelham, United States
April 20, 2018
High Water Festival
North Charleston, United States
April 21, 2018
High Water Fest
North Charleston, United States
April 22, 2018
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, United States
May 4, 2018
Orpheum Theatre
Boston, United States
May 5, 2018
Palace Theatre
Albany, United States
May 6, 2018
State Theatre
Ithaca, United States
May 8, 2018
Maymont Park
Richmond, United States
May 9, 2018
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Wilmington, United States
May 11, 2018
Memorial Auditorium
Raleigh, United States
May 12, 2018
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Asheville, United States
May 13, 2018
Harvester Performance Center
Rocky Mount, United States
May 15, 2018
Merriam Theater
Philadelphia, United States
May 18, 2018
The Anthem
Washington, United States
May 19, 2018
The Anthem
Washington, United States
May 20, 2018
Massey Hall
Toronto, Canada
June 8, 2018
Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, United States
June 9, 2018
Russell, United States
June 10, 2018
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, United States
June 15, 2018
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
Bayfield, United States
June 16, 2018
Riverside Theater
Milwaukee, United States
June 17, 2018
Paramount Theatre
Cedar Rapids, United States
June 19, 2018
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Kansas City, United States
June 20, 2018
Peabody Opera House
St Louis, United States
June 22, 2018
Louisville Palace Theatre
Louisville, United States
June 23, 2018
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, United States
August 12, 2018
The Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, United States
August 17, 2018

News Articles6

Review: Brandi Carlile's 'By the Way, I Forgive You' Is Righteous Americana
  –  February 16, 2018
Cozy up to the year's early standout: On her sixth LP, veteran songwriter Brandi Carlile teams up with co-producers Shooter Jennings and Dave Cobb for a moving and righteous piece of Americana-infused pop. Across the 10-track LP, the folk-tinged singer ...
Brandi Carlile, shero of outsiders
  –  February 16, 2018
Brandi Carlile knew the kid from somewhere ... “It’s a lot of kids — it’s all of us,” the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter laments, offering the impetus for her transformative orchestral-augmented rouser, “The Joke.” Carlile’s impassioned ...
Watch Eddie Vedder Join Chad Smith, Mike McCready, Brandi Carlile and Will Ferrell Cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’
  –  February 14, 2018
singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, and film star/Chad Smith lookalike Will Ferrell — all of whom were joined at the end by Vedder. Naming the one-off supergroup after the Judy Blume book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Ferrell teased Vedder's ...
Brandi Carlile On Practicing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard
  –  February 14, 2018
Early in her career, Brandi Carlile bent and broke Americana and folk stereotypes ... many of which tackle personal topics from the singer's life. For her seventh studio release, By The Way, I Forgive You (out Feb. 16), she focused her songwriting on ...
Watch Eddie Vedder, Will Ferrell, Chad Smith, and Brandi Carlile Cover Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”
  –  February 14, 2018
On Monday night, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Will Ferrell, his doppelgànger and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard, and folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performed a cover of Depeche ...
Brandi Carlile Forgives Pastor For Not Baptizing Her As a Teenager Because of Her Sexuality
  –  January 19, 2018
Folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile took to social media to share a story about a pastor who refused to baptizing her as a teenager because of her sexuality. In the post, she explained that she forgave the pastor and encouraged fans to share their own ...


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