Brandi Carlile

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Singer • Songwriter • Producer • Actress

Birth Date: June 1, 1981

Age: 42 years old

Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile's work incorporated the influences of alt country, folk, and rock. She plugged away for a good while, slowly building an audience, until things finally blew up for her in a big way. Born on June 1, 1981 in Ravensdale, Washington, Carlile began writing songs and singing while in her teens. After coming up on the Seattle music scene, she released her self-titled debut album on Columbia in 2005, but sales were modest. The follow-up record, 2007's T-Bone Burnett-produced The Story, gained a wider audience and higher chart placing, with the title track becoming a minor hit. A decade later, benefitting from Carlile's subsequent success, the album would achieve Gold status. 2009's Give Up the Ghost did better still, hitting No. 26 in the Top 200. Overseen by another star producer, Rick Rubin, the album featured an appearance by Elton John (an early hero of Carlile's) on "Caroline." A big breakthrough came with Carlile's next album, 2012's Bear Creek, which went all the way to No. 10 and gave the singer/songwriter a No. 4 hit on Triple A radio with the single "That Wasn't Me." Carlile earned her first Grammy nomination, for Best Americana album, with her next record, The Firewatcher's Daughter. The album, which marked her departure from Columbia and the beginning of her relationship with ATO Records, included an appearance from Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, and charted No. 9 on the Top 200 while hitting the top spot on the rock and folk charts. But Carlile's time with ATO was to be short-lived, as she shifted over to hotshot Nashville producer Dave Cobb's Elektra-distributed imprint, Low Country Sound, for her 2018 album, By the Way, I Forgive You.

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Elton John & Bernie Taupin: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyStream

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2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Brandi Carlile: In the Canyon HazeStream

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CMT Presents The Judds: Love Is Alive — The Final Concert

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2023

Wynonna Judd: Between Hell and HallelujahStream

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Brandy Clark: Dear Insecurity (Feat. Brandi Carlile)

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A Grammy Salute to the Beach Boys

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2023

Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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The 65th Annual Grammy Awards

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ACL 8th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Sheryl Crow

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21st Annual Americana Honors & Awards

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Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger StadiumStream

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Allison Russell Feat. Brandi Carlile: You're Not Alone

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Ukraine: Answering the Call

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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards

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ACL Presents: Americana 20th Annual Honors

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20th Annual Americana Honors & Awards

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Brandi Carlile: You and Me On The Rock (feat. Lucius)

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The Return of Tanya Tucker

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The Return of Tanya Tucker

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The Return of Tanya Tucker

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The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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Sunday Sitdown With Willie Geist

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We the PeopleStream

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Wynonna Judd: Concert From My Place

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2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

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From Cradle to Stage

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The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

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The Verizon Big Concert for Small Business

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Brandi Carlile: Right on Time

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Beyond the CanvasStream

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All In Washington: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief

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CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special

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ACM Presents: Our Country

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The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

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Next Women of Country

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Smooth Country

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Sweetest Songs About Moms

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ACL Presents: Americana 18th Annual Honors

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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CMA Fest

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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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54th Academy of Country Music Awards

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Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul

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The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

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Brandi Carlile: The Joke (LIVE at the 61st GRAMMYs)

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The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

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Maren Morris Feat. Brandi Carlile: Common

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Musical Mommas

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Brandi Carlile: The Mother

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RooFest 2019

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Sheryl Crow Feat. Brandi Carlile: Beware of Darkness

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2020 GRAMMY Awards: Nominees to Watch

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Lauren Daigle on Her Favorite Mom in Music

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Brandi Carlile: Party Of One

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2018

Today 3rd Hour

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Brandi Carlile Feat. Sam Smith: Party Of One [In Studio]

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Brandi Carlile in Concert -- A Bluegrass Underground Special

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Brandi Carlile: The Joke

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Brandi Carlile Feat. Sam Smith: Party of One

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Song of the Year

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Record of the Year

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A Star is BornStream

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The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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Brandi Carlile: The Things I Regret

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Brandi Carlile: The Things I Regret (Live At Red Rocks)

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Brandi Carlile: Wherever Is Your Heart

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Brandi Carlile: The Eye

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CBS This Morning: Saturday

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Brandi Carlile: Hard Way Home

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Bluegrass Underground

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Brandi Carlile: That Year

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The Story

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Brandi Carlile: Dying Day

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Brandi Carlile: Dreams

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Brandi Carlile: Have You Ever

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Brandi Carlile: Late Morning Lullaby

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Brandi Carlile: The Story (Live)

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Brandi Carlile: The Story

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Brandi Carlile: Turpentine

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Brandi Carlile: Story

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The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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Last Call With Carson Daly

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Later ... with Jools Holland

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