Brandi Marie Carlile, born June 1, 1981, is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. She also dabbles in classic rock, Americana, and alternative country in addition to folk rock and alternative country. As of 2021, Carlile has released seven full-length albums. She is the recipient of eight Grammys and a nominee for another twenty-five. Three for her role as producer and songwriter on Tanya Tucker’s album While I’m Livin’ (2019), eleven for In These Silent Days (2015), and one for The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015). (2021).
About Brandi Marie Carlie
Carlile’s birthplace was the sleepy village of Ravensdale, Washington, south of Seattle. She decided to pursue a career in music instead of finishing high school, so she trained herself to play the piano and guitar. Her debut album for a big label, Brandi Carlile (2005), was favourably praised by reviewers but underperformed commercially. Carlile gained additional attention with the release of her hit track “The Story,” taken from the album of the same name. In 2017, after selling over 500,000 copies, The Story was certified Gold by the RIAA. Carlile’s Cover Stories was released the same same year. In total, 14 different musicians covered songs from the original The Story album, including Adele, Pearl Jam, and Dolly Parton. The Billboard 200 charted it as the 30th best new entry.
The entire sum was donated to Conflict Child UK, a charity that aids children whose lives have been disrupted as a result of war. Carlile’s fifth studio album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and earned her a nomination for Best Americana Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Her newest album, By the Way, I Forgive You, was released in February of 2018 and has been met with critical acclaim and commercial success. To date, this is her most successful album in terms of sales, since it opened at position No. 5 on the Billboard 200. Billboard’s list of the year’s best rock albums similarly placed it at the top spot. Her seventh studio album, In These Silent Days, debuted at number eleven on the Billboard 200 list and number one on the Top Rock Albums and Top Folk Albums charts, respectively. Reviews were positive, and the book sold well.
Touring and Shows Performance
Carlile said in July 2018 that she would start her own music festival called “Girls Just Wanna Weekend.” From January 30 to February 3, 2019, the festival was held at Puerto Aventuras on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. It was led by all-female musicians like Indigo Girls, Maren Morris, Margo Price, Patty Griffin, and others. Carlile got the idea for her own festival from the Cayamo Cruise festival, which she went to for many years.