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Brandi Carlile is a popular American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame with her self-titled debut album in 2005 and has since produced a number of smash hit songs. These include Wherever is Your Heart, Keep Your Heart Young and Hard Way Home.
In 2010, Carlile was honored with Seattle’s City of Music Breakthrough Award. The same year she earned a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards, for her record Give Up the Ghost. The folk rock and Americana singer’s 2015 album titled The Firewatcher’s Daughter was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Americana Album.
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Brandi M. Carlile was born on June 1, 1981, in Ravensdale, Washington, a small town located about 50 miles from Seattle. With very few neighbors and friends around, Carlile’s recreational activities involved hiking and camping in the woods and playing music with her siblings. Her mother was a singer and most of Carlile’s music preferences were largely influenced by her parents’ choices. She hence listened to a lot of classic country music. Patsy Cline remains one of the singer’s favorite music artists to date.
Brandi Carlile’s interest in music led her to learn singing and soon she began performing country songs on stage. At only eight years of age, Carlile performed Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Flat Top Box alongside her mother, Teresa Carlile. She later also learnt to play the guitar and at the age of fifteen, Carlile was writing her own songs.
She was only sixteen when she had the chance to perform as a backup vocalist for an Elvis impersonator. Carlile was not academically inclined and hence dropped out of school to pursue a career in the music industry.
After being exposed to the music of Elton John, Brandi Carlile taught herself to play the piano as well. She developed a unique style of her own, one that was heavily influenced from rock ‘n’ roll. Soon after she began performing gigs wherever she got a chance. Through one of her local performances, Carlile met the twin brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth, who at that time were part of a local rock ‘n’ roll band. When their band broke up, Carlile asked the brothers to team up with her.
The newly formed band soon started touring frequently, headlining small venues and playing the opening acts for well-known music artists such as Dave Matthews. Carlile’s acoustic guitar work and emotionally powerful songwriting brought her much attention and towards the end of 2004, she was approached by Columbia Records for a recording contract.
On July 12, 2005, the folk rock singer released her debut self-titled album via the label. It reached the 80th spot on the Billboard 200 and topped the US Folk Albums chart. Carlile was named among 2005’s Artists to Watch by the famed Rolling Stone magazine.
Shortly after the release of her first album, Carlile left her home in Seattle and went back to the Hanseroth twins with whom she had recorded and toured earlier. She still shared a healthy work relationship with the brothers and the trio soon set out on tour, performing songs that would later feature on the Carlile’s second music album, The Story. The Hanseroth brothers continue to be an integral part of Carlile’s band.
Produced by T-Bone Burnett, The Story was released in April of 2006. The record reached the 58th spot on the Billboard 200. It was recorded at The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, in a span of eleven days. The Story includes appearances by songwriters and guitarists Tim and Phil Hanseroth, cellist Josh Neuman, drummer Matt Chamberlain and backing vocals by the folk rock duo Indigo Girls on the song Cannonball. The album’s title song featured in a number of commercials including a famous General Motors ad that was aired during the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Carlile’s third studio album titled Give Up the Ghost followed in 2009 and hit the 26th spot on the Billboard 200. It was produced by the Grammy Award winner Rock Rubin and features a duet Caroline with the legendary English music artist, Elton John. Besides it also includes appearances by artists such as Benmont Tench, Amy Ray and Chad Smith.
In February of 2010, Carlile released a Valentine’s Day themed EP, XOBC. It comprises a total of five songs, three of which are originals, while the other two are cover versions of Bryan Adams’ Heaven and The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love. XOBC reached the number one spot on the Billboard’s Top Folks Albums chart and 80th on the Billboard 200.
On the road, Brandi Carlile made a well-received stop at the Bonnaroo Festival in 2010 and also collaborated with the Seattle Symphony for two sold-out shows at the Benaroya Hall in November of the same year. These concerts were recorded by audio engineer and producer Martin Feveyear and released as a Live Album via Columbia Records in May, 2011.
In the year 2012, Brandi Carlile returned with her fourth studio album, Beer Creek. The entire record was produced by the Grammy winning producer/engineer/mixer Trina Shoemaker. The album takes its title from a recording studio in Washington where the collection was recorded. Among the popular songs on the record are Keep Your Heart Young and the lead single That Wasn’t Me. Beer Creek reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.
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By the Way, I Forgive You is the latest studio album by Brandi Carlile. It showcases the singer’s views and feelings about various aspects of life. From dealing with love and loss to becoming a parent and watching parents grow older, it is an emotionally powerful collection that makes for some of the best recordings of her career.
Carlile’s music has been categorized in numerous genres including rock, pop, folk and country. It is her versatility that makes her music appealing to a wide range of audience.
Apart from being a successful music artist, Carlile in involved in several activism campaigns that aim to spread awareness about women empowerment and health issues.
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