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Brandi Carlile Biography

Brandi Carlile (Brandi M. Carlile) is an American folk rock singer, actor and Americana singer-songwriter. Carlile is the most nominated female at the 61st GRAMMY Awards including nominations for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (“The Joke”) and Song of the Year (“The Joke”).

Brandi Carlile Age

She was born on June 1, 1981, in Ravensdale, Washington, United States. Brandi is 37 years old as of 2019.

Brandi Carlile Net worth

Brandi Carlile source of income came from “By the Way, I Forgive You”, “The Firewatcher’s Daughter ”, “Bear Creek” and “Give Up the Ghost ”.According to Forbes, Brandi Carlile earns about $400 thousand. She makes around $500 thousand per year. Her net worth is estimated to be $ 2 million.

Brandi Carlile Family

Brandi Carlile was born to Teresa Carlile. She was raised in Ravensdale, Washington, where she was raised with her two siblings Jay Carlile (brother) and Tiffany Carlile (sister).

Brandi Carlile Body measurements

  • height 5ft 6 inches
  • weight 54kg
  • hair color black 
  • eye color Dark Brown.
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Brandi Carlile Kid

Brandi Carlile has an adoptive daughter Evangeline Ruth Carlile who was born on June 15, 2014.

Brandi Carlile Education

Brandi Carlile attended Tahoma High School but later dropped out to pursue her music career. She used to walk for miles at an early age to go and attend Tahoma High School.

Brandi Carlile the 61st GRAMMY Awards




Nominated Work

2019Grammy AwardsAlbum of the YearBy the Way, I Forgive You
Best Americana Album
Record of the Year“The Joke”
Song of the Year
Best American Roots Song
Best American Roots Performance

Brandi Carlile Albums

  • Brandi Carlile (2005)
  • The Story (2007)
  • Give Up the Ghost (2009)
  • Bear Creek (2012)
  • The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015)
  • By the Way, I Forgive You (2018)

Brandi Carlile Songs

  • The Joke
  • Hold Out Your Hand
  • The Story
  • Party Of One
  • Every Time I Hear That Song
  • Whatever You Do
  • The Mother
  • Come Tomorrow
  • Sugar tooth

Brandi Carlile Wife | Lesbian

Brandi Carlile identified her self as a Lesbian during her interview in November 2002.  She met her wife Catherine while she was working for Paul McCartney, an English singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who became famous for being the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band, the Beatles. She announced her engagement to her partner, Catherine Shepherd, in June 2012 and on September 15, 2012, they got married in Boston, Massachusetts.

Brandi Carlile Singing Career

Brandi Carlile started her singing career while she was still young where she used to play music with her brother Jay and sister Tiffany. Brandi, whose mother is a singer, taught herself to sing when she was a little girl, and she started singing country songs on stage when she was eight years old.

Career beginnings and debut

She began her career performance from 2004 to 2006 and her Seattle music clubs with her twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth. At the beginning of, Columbia Records signed Carlile on the strength of songs that she had been recording periodically at home. In 2005 she released her shows and songs along with newly recorded tracks in the self-titled album Brandi Carlile.

In 2006, she re-released her debut records on Columbia Records including the re-recordings of “Throw It All Away” and “What Can I Say”. The album earned enthusiastic reviews; she was featured on Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists to Watch in 2005” list, and other “artist to watch” lists by Interview and Paste. In his review of the album, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote,

“The accolades, combined with cover artwork that captures her at her cutest as if she were a cousin of Rachael Leigh Cook might make some listeners suspicious of Carlile since the cumulative effect makes her seem like a pretty, prepackaged creation.” She further wrote, “her music is rich, warm, and seductive, which is familiar in its form and sound, yet as a fresh folky singer/songwriter foundation blends with her art-pop inclinations.”

Her album peaked up with number 80 on the Billboard of 200 and reached number 1 on US Folk Albums. Shortly after the release of the album, she left her home in Seattle and set out with Hanseroth brothers, as she had worked with them on her earliest recordings and independent regional tours.

The tightly knit trio, formed the core of her band today and spent the better part of two years on the road honing songs that would later become part of her album The Story. By the end of 2006, Carlile had embarked on several headlining tours and supported a variety of artists including Ray LaMontagne, The Fray, Chris Isaak, Tori Amos, and Shawn Colvin.

Breakthrough with The Story

From 2007 to 2009 she released her second album; The Story which was produced by T Bone Burnett. It includes a collaboration with the Indigo Girls on “Cannonball.” The album was recorded in an eleven-day-long session with Carlile, the twins (Tim and Phil Hanseroth) and drummer Matt Chamberlain to capture the raw intensity of Carlile’s live performances.

The crack in Carlile’s vocals during the title track, “The Story”, came out by accident and was a direct result of the way the album was recorded. “The Story” was featured heavily in General Motors commercials during the 2008 Summer Olympics, leading to increased exposure to her music. “The Story” peaked at No. 5 on the iTunes Music Store’s most purchased list.

The song was also used in the 2008 commercial for Super Bock and helped the song reach number 1 and the album reach number 4 on the Portuguese charts. “The Story” was featured on the end credits of the romantic drama film The Lucky One. The album peaked at number 41 on Billboard 200 and number 10 on US Rock Albums.

In response to the increase in album downloads caused by the adverts in the US (mentioned above), the album saw a 368 percent increase in sales from 1,323 to 6,198. To date, the album has currently sold 257,776 copies in the US. The lead single, “The Story”, saw an increase in downloads of 28,091 digital copies.

Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine praised Carlile for The Story saying, “The roiling collection fulfills the promise of her remarkable debut, offering resounding confirmation that Carlile is a singular talent.” “It wasn’t until 2007’s The Story—her T-Bone Burnett-produced sophomore release that we realized even half of what we’d been dealt.

Nearly a minute into the second song, something about her shifted from promise to absolute certainty as Carlile let loose a hurricane of lung power.” wrote Rachael Maddux for Paste magazine. Three songs from her previous (eponymous) album, “Tragedy,” “What Can I Say,” and “Throw It All Away,” were further featured in the TV drama Grey’s Anatomy.

A special two-hour episode of Grey’s Anatomy also featured Carlile’s song “Turpentine” during footage of the spin-off, Private Practice. Grey’s Anatomy also released a version of the music video for “The Story” with interspersed footage of the show. Actress Sara Ramirez performed her version of Carlile’s single “The Story” in the musical episode of the show.

In 2007 she performed at the Borderline in London and as a guest on Newton Faulkner’s UK tour. She was the opening act for Maroon 5 and OneRepublic during their Australia tour. in April 2008, she performed on the BBC2 show Later… with Jools Holland. Give Up the Ghost was released in 2009 and debuted at No. 26 on the Billboard 200.

She was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Rick Rubin, who was featured in a collaboration with Elton John on the song “Caroline” as well as Amy Ray, drummer Chad Smith and keyboardist Benmont Tench. In 2010, National Geographic Channel in Latin America chose the song “If There Was No You” from the album as a jingle to promote its series “Grandes Migraciones” (Great Migrations).

In 2010, she won the 21st GLAAD Media Awards and was nominated in the same place for GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Music Artist” for the album. The album peaked at number 26 on US Billboard 200. Erlewine called Give Up the Ghost one even better than The Story, saying “Give Up the Ghost opens up and breathes, never removes the spotlight from Carlile, who remains a singularly powerful singer/songwriter.

When things are Spartan, her voice is haunting and gripping, wrenching out operatic emotions, but Give Up the Ghost trumps The Story because she allows herself to lighten up, to rock again on ‘Dreams’ “. In one of the reviews of the album for Paste, Rachael Maddux wrote, “Writhing and burning and staring at life straight down the barrel, Give Up the Ghost is exactly the album Carlile needed to make at this moment.

The production is thick but elegant, applied with full knowledge that the songs could exist beautifully in a sparse acoustic-strummed daze, but that they deserve more than that.” She added, “The best part about Giving Up The Ghost? She will probably make an even better album one day.

Continued success

In 2011, Carlile’s album was Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony with whom she reached with on number 14 of the Top Rock Albums chart. The live album finds Carlile performing a mix of original songs and cover material. Recorded during two sold-out shows in November 2010 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington, the album features Washington-native Carlile and her long-time band (including brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth) performing alongside the Seattle Symphony.

Andrew Leahey from AllMusic called it Carlile’s best and wrote, it Lives at Benaroya. Hall’ is more concerned with dressing up Carlile’s music in elegant, orchestral clothing, and the results are pretty stunning, from the grandeur of. “The Story” now featuring horns, woodwinds, and strings. This isn’t Brandi Carlile’s first concert album, but it’s certainly the best.”

Her albums reached the top positions in the United States peak Billboard positions which were ranked number 63 on the Billboard 200, number 5 on the US Billboard Folk Albums chart and number 14 on the US Billboard Rock Albums. She had her next album, of Bear Creek, released on June 5, 2012, and was produced by Trina Shoemaker.

The album is a collaboration between her and the Hanseroth twins. In an interview with American Songwriter, she said, “We decided a decade ago to split everything in our band evenly amongst the three of us. So nobody has any vested interest in getting involved with someone else’s song or their story. But nobody has a vested interest in keeping someone out of the story either.  It always comes down to what’s best for the song.”

“Heart’s Content” from this album was further featured in 2013’s romantic movie Safe Haven when Katie (played by Julianne Hough) and Alex (played by Josh Duhamel) heard it on the radio in an empty diner and danced to it. Brandi Carlile and the Oregon Symphony at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon in 2012 the album was peaked 10 on the Billboard 200, number 1 on the US Billboard Folk Albums and number 3 on US Billboard Rock Albums

Brandi Carlile Movies

  • A star Is Born 2018
  • Adrenaline Cowboys: 2004

Brandi Carlile Tours

  • Thu, 11 Apr 15:00 Dale, TX, United States Old Settler’s Music Festival
  • Fri, 12 Apr 20:00 Dallas, TX, United States The Bomb Factory
  • Thu, 25 Apr 03:30 Wilkesboro, NC, United States Wilkes Community College Small Business Center
  • Fri, 24 May 19:00 Shelburne, VT, United States Shelburne Museum
  • Sat, 25 May 19:00 Shelburne, VT, United States Shelburne Museum
  • Sun, 26 May 03:30 Cambridge, MA, United States Harvard University
  • Thu, 30 May 20:00 Seattle, WA, United States Neptune Theatre
  • Fri, 31 May 03:30 George, WA, United States Gorge Amphitheatre
  • Sat, 1 Jun 18:00 George, WA, United States Gorge Amphitheatre
  • Wed, 12 Jun 23:00 Coffee County, TN, United States

Brandi Carlile Events

  • Fri, 12 Apr 20:00 Dallas, TX, United States The Bomb Factory
  • Sun, 14 Apr 12:00 Dale, TX, United States Old Settler’s Music Festival
  • Sat, 27 April 12:00 Wilkesboro, NC, United States Merlefest
  • Fri, 24 May 19:00 Shelburne, VT, United States Shelburne Museum
  • Sat, 25 May 15:00 Shelburne, VT, United States Shelburne Museum
  • Sun, 26 May 12:00 Cambridge, MA, United States Harvard University
  • Sat, 1 Jun 18:00 George, WA, United States Gorge Amphitheatre
  • Sun, 16 Jun 12:00 Manchester, TN, United States Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
  • Wed, 24 Jul 10:0 Floyd, VA, United States FloydFest
  • Sat, 27 Jul 12:00 Floyd, VA, United States FloydFest
  • Thu, 29 Aug 19:30 Bayfield, WI, United States Mt Ashwabay Ski and Recreation Area

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Women returned at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts won album of the year and best new artist, while rap also triumphed, with Childish Gambino’s This Is America becoming the first rap-based song to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves picked up album of the year for Golden Hour, and Dua Lipa won best new artist. “I don’t even know what to say,” Musgraves said. “I am very thankful. Winning doesn’t make my album any better than anybody else in that category.” Gambino — who didn’t attend the event — was the night’s big winner, picking up four honours, including best music video and best rap/sung performance.

Drake surprised the music world when he emerged on stage to accept the best rap song trophy but told the room of musicians that winning awards isn’t necessary if you have real fans attending your concerts and singing your songs. Drake accepts the best rap song award for God’s Plan onstage during the 61st annual Grammy awards in Los Angeles. (Kevin winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Drake, who rarely attends awards shows, won the honour for his massive hit God’s Plan. “You’ve already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you’re a hero in your hometown,” he told the crowd.

“If there are people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain and the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don’t need this right here. I promise you. You already won.” He tried to continue speaking but was cut off as the ceremony suddenly went to a commercial. Rap has endured a longtime losing streak at the Grammys. The last time a rapper won album of the year was in 2004, with Outkast. Only a handful of rappers have won best new artist. Cardi B made history as the first solo female to win best rap album (Lauryn Hill won as a member of the Fugees at the 1997 Grammys).

Cardi B was back onstage after her performance to pick up the award for best rap album. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Cardi B accepts her award next to her husband Offset. (Mike Blake/Reuters) She was shaking onstage as she tried to give a thank-you speech with her rapper-husband Offset holding her arm. “The nerves are so bad. Maybe I need to start smoking weed,” she said as the audience laughed. “I just want to say thank you everybody that was involved … I want to thank my daughter.” The Grammys kicked off with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives — a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony.

Grammys 2019: ‘Music’s biggest night’ faces battles to stay relevant “Music has always helped me tell my story,” said Obama, who surprised the audience with her appearance. “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves. It allows us to hear one another.” Gaga told the crowd: “They said I was weird, that my look, that my choices, that my sound wouldn’t work. But music told me not to listen to them.” Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that evoked a peeled banana, only pinkish. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Show next image (2 of 16)Hide captionToggle Fullscreen1 of 16 Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez also spoke and stood in solidarity with Obama, Gaga and Alicia Keys, who is hosting the show airing on CBS.

“Yes, ladies,” Keys said. “There’s nothing better than this.” The opening contrasted with last year’s Grammys, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the top award, Lorde, didn’t get a chance to perform onstage. But this year, Gaga, Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves won three Grammys each. Carlile took three honours in the Americana category and will compete for the three biggest awards during the live show: album, song and record of the year. Gaga also won three, including best pop duo/group performance, a win she shared with Bradley Cooper. Lady Gaga took home 3 Grammys this year. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Gaga, now a nine-time Grammy winner, won best pop solo performance for Joanne, while hit Shallow, from A Star is Born, was named best song written for visual media. The song is nominated for an Oscar and also won at the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the Satellite Awards.

Women have a strong presence in the top categories. Five of the eight album-of-the-year nominees were women, including Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You, Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy and H.E.R.’s self-titled album are also in contention. When asked about the lack of women in the top categories at the 2018 Grammys, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said women need to “step up.” He later acknowledged that it was a “poor choice of words,” and his much-criticized remarks forced the academy to launch a new task force focused on inclusion and diversity. Portnow, who didn’t seek a renewal on his contract which ends this year, seemed to address his words from last year during Sunday’s show.

“This past year I’ve been reminded that if coming face to face with an issue opens your eyes wide enough, it makes you more committed than ever to help address those issues. The need for social change has been the hallmark of the American experience, from the founding of our country to the complex times we live in today,” he said. British singer Dua Lipa alluded to Portnow’s 2018 words when she won best new artist. Dua Lipa poses backstage with her awards for best dance recording and best new artist. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) “I guess this year we’ve really stepped up,” she said after telling the audience she was was grateful to be nominated alongside so many female performers. Six of the best-new-artist nominees were women, including H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.


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