Brandi Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is an American alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter. She has released several albums.
Brandi Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is an American alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter. She has released several albums including The Story , Give Up the Ghost and Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony which reached number 14 on the Top Rock Albums chart. At age eight, Carlile performed the song "Tennessee Flat Top Box" with her mother and began playing the guitar and writing songs at age fifteen. At sixteen, Carlile became a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator. According to Carlile she was diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder as a teen and dropped out of school to pursue a career in music. Carlile began her career performing in Seattle music clubs with twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth. She joined Columbia Records in late 2004 and recorded her album Brandi Carlile the following year. Her album The Story was produced by T Bone Burnett.
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