Artist Name: Brandi Carlile

16 Feb 2006, 10:41 8,885,571 530,796

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".

Top Track of Atist: Brandi Carlile

The Story - Brandi Carlile

The Story

202,046
1,223,046
Turpentine - Brandi Carlile

Turpentine

79,020
356,244
What Can I Say - Brandi Carlile

What Can I Say

59,967
304,306
Have You Ever - Brandi Carlile

Have You Ever

54,736
217,841
Wasted - Brandi Carlile

Wasted

51,568
198,917
Josephine - Brandi Carlile

Josephine

50,089
192,400
My Song - Brandi Carlile

My Song

49,712
200,772
Closer to You - Brandi Carlile

Closer to You

48,752
205,452
Shadow on the Wall - Brandi Carlile

Shadow on the Wall

47,587
186,996
Throw It All Away - Brandi Carlile

Throw It All Away

40,667
196,224
Cannonball - Brandi Carlile

Cannonball

37,894
147,137
Downpour - Brandi Carlile

Downpour

37,191
147,401
Losing Heart - Brandi Carlile

Losing Heart

36,932
137,734
Until I Die - Brandi Carlile

Until I Die

36,557
138,356
Fall Apart Again - Brandi Carlile

Fall Apart Again

36,479
174,228
Happy - Brandi Carlile

Happy

34,501
138,559
Heart's Content - Brandi Carlile

Heart's Content

33,676
104,866
That Year - Brandi Carlile

That Year

30,881
137,664
Tragedy - Brandi Carlile

Tragedy

28,961
128,300
Follow - Brandi Carlile

Follow

28,527
114,555
Raise Hell - Brandi Carlile

Raise Hell

28,001
120,676
That Wasn't Me - Brandi Carlile

That Wasn't Me

27,804
132,358
Dreams - Brandi Carlile

Dreams

27,310
143,537
Before It Breaks - Brandi Carlile

Before It Breaks

26,173
145,818
Someday Never Comes - Brandi Carlile

Someday Never Comes

24,850
102,130
Dying Day - Brandi Carlile

Dying Day

24,818
142,501
Hard Way Home - Brandi Carlile

Hard Way Home

24,240
113,199
In My Own Eyes - Brandi Carlile

In My Own Eyes

22,969
87,568
The Eye - Brandi Carlile

The Eye

21,715
73,162
Gone - Brandi Carlile

Gone

21,361
79,029
Looking Out - Brandi Carlile

Looking Out

18,441
108,013
The Joke - Brandi Carlile

The Joke

18,207
75,212
Hiding My Heart - Brandi Carlile

Hiding My Heart

17,220
81,880
Pride and Joy - Brandi Carlile

Pride and Joy

16,683
92,613
Caroline - Brandi Carlile

Caroline

16,306
85,349
Oh Dear - Brandi Carlile

Oh Dear

15,967
81,025
Again Today - Brandi Carlile

Again Today

15,083
58,311
I Will - Brandi Carlile

I Will

14,691
77,696
A Promise To Keep - Brandi Carlile

A Promise To Keep

12,128
50,830
-->