Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile Wins Big at the 2019 Americana Awards

Brandi Carlile, who was featured on MC's March 2019 cover, won Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. Carlile also performed “The Mother” at the awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on PBS on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Carlile is set to debut at Madison Square Garden this Saturday, Sept. 14. Additional tour highlights include a special performance of Joni Mitchell’s Blue in full at Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall on Oct. 14 as well as six sold-out shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in Jan. 2020.

These performances continue to celebrate the release of Carlile’s album, By The Way, I Forgive You (Low Country Sound/Elektra Records). Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes ten songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth, including “The Joke.”

Over the course of their career, Carlile and her band have released six albums, including 2017’s Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child), which features 14 artists covering the songs on their breakthrough album The Story with all proceeds benefiting War Child. Artists included on the project include Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price and Jim James as well as a forward written by President Obama. More details can be found here.

Most recently, Carlile debuted the collaborative movement The Highwomen with fellow members Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby. The collective’s self-titled debut album was released earlier this month via Low Country/Sounds Elektra Records. Carlile also co-produced Tanya Tucker’s new album While I’m Livin’ with Shooter Jennings.


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