Brandi Carlile

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Brandi M. Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is an American alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter. Born in Ravensdale, Washington, she dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, teaching herself piano and guitar. Her first commercial album, Brandi Carlile, was released to critical acclaim but to limited commercial success. Carlile garnered wider recognition for her 2007 single The Story, from the album of the same name, was a greater commercial success, and was used by General Motors for commercials.

Carlile has released six albums including The Story (2007), Give Up the Ghost (2009) and Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony (2011), the last reaching number 14 on the Top Rock Albums chart. Her 2015 album The Firewatcher's Daughter garnered her further acclaim and her first Grammy Award nomination.

Carlile's music through the years has been categorized in several genres, including pop, rock, alternative country, and folk. She said of her style, "I've gone through all sorts of vocal phases, from pop to blues to R&B, but no matter what I do, I just can't get the country and western out of my voice." Carlile has been a part of several activism campaigns and advocates for causes ranging from spreading awareness for health issues to women empowerment.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 We're Growing Up Brandi Carlile 1
2005 Brandi Carlile Brandi Carlile 2
2007 The Story Brandi Carlile 5 1
2009 Give Up the Ghost Brandi Carlile 4 3
2012 Bear Creek Brandi Carlile 3
2015 The Firewatcher's Daughter Brandi Carlile 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 WXPN All About the Music Festival Brandi Carlile 1
2007 Live From Neumo's Brandi Carlile 1
2011 Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony Brandi Carlile 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 The Eye Brandi Carlile 1
2015 Wherever Is Your Heart Brandi Carlile 1
The Story Brandi Carlile 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Free Ride Brandi Carlile, Mike McCready 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Room for Me Brandi Carlile 1
2002 Open Doors Brandi Carlile 1
2004 Acoustic Brandi Carlile 1
2004 Unplugged Brandi Carlile 1
2007 Live At Easy Street Records Brandi Carlile 1

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