Brandi Carlile is an American singer-songwriter known for her soulful voice and introspective lyrics. Born on June 1, 1981, in Ravensdale, Washington, Carlile grew up in a musically-inclined family and began singing and playing the guitar at a young age.
As a teenager, Carlile moved to Seattle and began performing at local venues. She was discovered by a local producer who helped her record her first album, "Brandi Carlile," in 2005. The album received critical acclaim and established Carlile as a rising star in the folk and country music scene.
Carlile's second album, "The Story," was released in 2007 and received even greater success. The title track became a hit and the album earned Carlile a devoted fan base. Over the next several years, Carlile continued to release successful albums, including "Give Up the Ghost" (2009) and "Bear Creek" (2012).
In 2018, Carlile released her most successful album to date, "By The Way, I Forgive You." The album was a critical and commercial success, debuting at number five on the Billboard 200 and earning Carlile six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the single "The Joke." Carlile won three of the awards, including Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song, and Best American Roots Performance.
Throughout her career, Carlile has been praised for her powerful voice, emotional performances, and deeply personal lyrics. She has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Elton John, Dolly Parton, and Dave Cobb, and has performed at major music festivals and venues around the world.
In addition to her music career, Carlile is also known for her activism and philanthropy. She has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has raised money for a number of charitable organizations, including War Child UK, which provides aid to children affected by war and conflict.
Brandi Carlile continues to be one of the most beloved and respected artists in the music industry today, and her music continues to resonate with fans around the world.