Artist Name: Brandi Carlile

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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

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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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Wasted - Brandi Carlile

Wasted

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Josephine - Brandi Carlile

Josephine

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My Song - Brandi Carlile

My Song

49,745
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Closer to You - Brandi Carlile

Closer to You

48,772
205,536
Shadow on the Wall - Brandi Carlile

Shadow on the Wall

47,610
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Throw It All Away - Brandi Carlile

Throw It All Away

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196,308
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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137,815
Until I Die - Brandi Carlile

Until I Die

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Fall Apart Again - Brandi Carlile

Fall Apart Again

36,498
174,304
Happy - Brandi Carlile

Happy

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138,617
Heart's Content - Brandi Carlile

Heart's Content

33,855
105,407
That Year - Brandi Carlile

That Year

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137,765
Tragedy - Brandi Carlile

Tragedy

28,990
128,365
Follow - Brandi Carlile

Follow

28,553
114,619
Raise Hell - Brandi Carlile

Raise Hell

28,092
121,008
That Wasn't Me - Brandi Carlile

That Wasn't Me

27,855
132,553
Dreams - Brandi Carlile

Dreams

27,345
143,665
Before It Breaks - Brandi Carlile

Before It Breaks

26,220
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Someday Never Comes - Brandi Carlile

Someday Never Comes

24,865
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Dying Day - Brandi Carlile

Dying Day

24,851
142,675
Hard Way Home - Brandi Carlile

Hard Way Home

24,289
113,390
In My Own Eyes - Brandi Carlile

In My Own Eyes

22,993
87,625
The Eye - Brandi Carlile

The Eye

21,774
73,376
Gone - Brandi Carlile

Gone

21,380
79,082
The Joke - Brandi Carlile

The Joke

18,835
80,676
Looking Out - Brandi Carlile

Looking Out

18,473
108,117
Hiding My Heart - Brandi Carlile

Hiding My Heart

17,221
81,888
Pride and Joy - Brandi Carlile

Pride and Joy

16,712
92,707
Caroline - Brandi Carlile

Caroline

16,331
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Oh Dear - Brandi Carlile

Oh Dear

15,989
81,104
Again Today - Brandi Carlile

Again Today

15,086
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I Will - Brandi Carlile

I Will

14,714
77,773
A Promise To Keep - Brandi Carlile

A Promise To Keep

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