photo courtesy Alysse Gafkjen
GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Brandi Carlile is nominated for three awards at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards: Song of the Year (“Bring My Flowers Now” performed by Tanya Tucker), Best Country Song (“Bring My Flowers Now” performed by Tanya Tucker) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Common” performed with Maren Morris). “Bring My Flowers Now” was written by Carlile, Tucker and Carlile’s longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth and is from Tucker’s acclaimed new album “While I’m Livin’”—co-produced by Carlile and Shooter Jennings—which is also nominated for Best Country Album.
The new accolades follow a breakthrough year for Carlile—following this past February’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards—where she was the most nominated female artist and won three awards: Best Americana Album (“By The Way, I Forgive You”), Best American Roots Song (“The Joke”) and Best American Roots Performance (“The Joke”). Of her performance of “The Joke” on the live broadcast, “The New York Times” proclaimed, “Carlile’s vocals were robust, ragged, full of sneer and hope. On a night curiously light on impressive singing, it was an uncomplicated, genuine, cleansing thrill.” (Watch the full performance HERE).
Adding to her monumental year, Carlile was recently named Artist of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. Her solo/acoustic performance of “The Mother” at the live awards ceremony will be broadcast in a special episode of Austin City Limits starting this Saturday, November 23 on PBS. Moreover, Carlile will be honored by Billboard with the Trailblazer award at their annual Women In Music event taking place December 12 at L.A.’s Hollywood Palladium.
In continued celebration of the release, Carlile will make her triumphant return to The Gorge next year on Saturday, June 6, 2020, for “Echoes Through The Canyon” with special guests Sheryl Crow and Yola. The special performance comes a year after Carlile’s headline debut at the venue, of which The Seattle Times praised, “a jubilant success-toasting birthday set…Carlile ripped off vibrato-soaked runs that could go toe to toe with any of this decade’s Top 40 bombshell vocalists.” Tickets for the event go on-sale this Friday, November 22 at 10:00 am PT. The concert continues a landmark touring year for Carlile, who recently sold-out her debut headline show at Madison Square Garden and will perform three sold-out shows at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony in December as well as six sold-out shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in January. See below for the complete tour itinerary.
Over the course of their acclaimed 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 acclaimed project, which “Rolling Stone” calls, “tender and powerful,” 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 acclaimed collaborative movement The Highwomen with fellow members Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby. Released to overwhelming critical praise, the collective’s self-titled debut album entered at #1 on the “Billboard” Country Albums chart earlier this year (Low Country/Sounds Elektra Records). Of the project, Stereogum declares, “The Highwomen are the country supergroup this moment demands…the album is a creative triumph and a meaningful cultural artifact; the joy and resilience emanating off it is worth a fortune,” while “Rolling Stone” praises, “a country album for the ages, filled with joy, laughter, tears, pain, and shit-kicking honky-tonk soul.”
BRANDI CARLILE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
November 22—Thackerville, OK—WinStar World Casino and Resort
December 6—Salt Lake City, UT—Vivint Smart Home Arena
December 7—Las Vegas, NV—Las Vegas Festival Grounds
December 13—Seattle, WA—Benaroya Hall* (SOLD OUT)
December 14—Seattle, WA—Benaroya Hall* (SOLD OUT)
December 15—Seattle, WA—Benaroya Hall* (SOLD OUT)
January 14, 2020—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium† (SOLD OUT)
January 15, 2020—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium‡ (SOLD OUT)
January 16, 2020—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium§ (SOLD OUT)
January 19, 2020—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium# (SOLD OUT)
January 20, 2020—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium+ (SOLD OUT)
January 21, 2020—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium+ (SOLD OUT)
January 29-February 2, 2020—Riviera Maya, Mexico—Girls Just Wanna Weekend (SOLD OUT)
February 12, 2020—Minneapolis, MN—The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
February 13, 2020—Minneapolis, MN—The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
February 14, 2020—Minneapolis, MN—The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
April 6, 2020—Melbourne, Australia—Hamer Hall
April 8, 2020—Sydney, Australia—Enmore Theatre
April 10, 2020—Byron Bay, Australia—Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm
April 12, 2020—Auckland, New Zealand—Town Hall
June 6, 2020—George, WA—The Gorge^
*with special guest The Secret Sisters
†with special guest Kim Richey
‡with special guest Lucie Silvas
§with special guest Natalie Hemby
#with special guest Lori McKenna
+with special guest Courtney Barnett
^with special guests Sheryl Crow and Yola
BOLD on-sale Friday, November 22 at 10:00 am PT