Artist: Brandi Carlile Biography

16 Feb 2006, 10:41  9,196,678  545,793

Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile (b. June 1, 1981, in Ravensdale, Washington) is an American singer-songwriter, perhaps best known for her 2007 single "The Story". Carlile's music has been categorized in several genres, including pop, rock, alternative country, and folk. She released her first album, 'Brandi Carlile', on July 12, 2005.

In the beginning, Columbia Records signed Carlile in late 2004 on the strength of songs she'd been recording periodically at home. Released in 2005, Brandi Carlile showcased those early songs along with several newly recorded tracks. Shortly after the release of Brandi Carlile, she left her home in Seattle and set out with the Hanseroth brothers, with whom she'd worked on her earliest recordings and independent regional tours. The tightly knit trio, which forms the core of her band today, spent the better part of two years on the road honing the songs that would later become part of her album "The Story".

In 2005, she was featured on Rolling Stone's "10 Artists to Watch in 2005" list. 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.

Her second album, The Story, was released in April 2007. It was produced by T Bone Burnett and 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. Carlile herself describes the vocals as "technically wrong but emotionally right."

Carlile was exposed to a wider audience when ABC's Grey's Anatomy showcased three of her songs: "Tragedy," "What Can I Say," and "Throw It All Away". In April 2007, Grey's Anatomy debuted a version of the video for the single The Story interspersed with footage from the show. On May 3, 2007, a special two-hour episode of "Grey's Anatomy" featured Carlile's song "Turpentine" during footage of the "Grey's Anatomy" spin-off, "Private Practice".

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The Story - Brandi Carlile

The Story

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Turpentine - Brandi Carlile

Turpentine

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What Can I Say - Brandi Carlile

What Can I Say

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Have You Ever - Brandi Carlile

Have You Ever

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Late Morning Lullaby - Brandi Carlile

Late Morning Lullaby

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Wasted - Brandi Carlile

Wasted

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Josephine - Brandi Carlile

Josephine

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My Song - Brandi Carlile

My Song

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Closer to You - Brandi Carlile

Closer to You

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The Heartache Can Wait - Brandi Carlile

The Heartache Can Wait

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Shadow on the Wall - Brandi Carlile

Shadow on the Wall

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Throw It All Away - Brandi Carlile

Throw It All Away

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Cannonball - Brandi Carlile

Cannonball

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Downpour - Brandi Carlile

Downpour

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Losing Heart - Brandi Carlile

Losing Heart

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Until I Die - Brandi Carlile

Until I Die

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Heart's Content - Brandi Carlile

Heart's Content

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Fall Apart Again - Brandi Carlile

Fall Apart Again

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Happy - Brandi Carlile

Happy

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That Year - Brandi Carlile

That Year

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Raise Hell - Brandi Carlile

Raise Hell

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Tragedy - Brandi Carlile

Tragedy

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Follow - Brandi Carlile

Follow

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That Wasn't Me - Brandi Carlile

That Wasn't Me

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Dreams - Brandi Carlile

Dreams

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Before It Breaks - Brandi Carlile

Before It Breaks

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Dying Day - Brandi Carlile

Dying Day

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Someday Never Comes - Brandi Carlile

Someday Never Comes

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Hard Way Home - Brandi Carlile

Hard Way Home

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The Joke - Brandi Carlile

The Joke

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In My Own Eyes - Brandi Carlile

In My Own Eyes

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Wherever is Your Heart - Brandi Carlile

Wherever is Your Heart

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The Eye - Brandi Carlile

The Eye

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Gone - Brandi Carlile

Gone

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The Things I Regret - Brandi Carlile

The Things I Regret

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Looking Out - Brandi Carlile

Looking Out

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If There Was No You - Brandi Carlile

If There Was No You

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Hiding My Heart - Brandi Carlile

Hiding My Heart

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Pride and Joy - Brandi Carlile

Pride and Joy

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Caroline - Brandi Carlile

Caroline

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Touching the Ground - Brandi Carlile

Touching the Ground

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Oh Dear - Brandi Carlile

Oh Dear

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Save Part Of Yourself - Brandi Carlile

Save Part Of Yourself

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Again Today - Brandi Carlile

Again Today

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I Will - Brandi Carlile

I Will

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Keep Your Heart Young - Brandi Carlile

Keep Your Heart Young

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The Mother - Brandi Carlile

The Mother

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