Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Brandi Carlile is nominated for Artist of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards ceremony will take place on September 11 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
This recognition adds to an already monumental year for Carlile, who is also nominated for two awards at the 2019 CMT Music Awards: Female Video of the Year (“The Joke”) and CMT Performance of the Year (“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” with Maren Morris from 2018 CMT Artists of the Year). The awards ceremony will broadcast live on CMT from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.
These nominations celebrate the release of Carlile’s GRAMMY Award-winning album, By The Way, I Forgive You. Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes ten new songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth, including “The Joke.” Of her breakthrough performance of the song on the live GRAMMY 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,” while the Los Angeles Times called it, “triumphant” and Rolling Stone described it as, “breathtaking.” Watch the full performance HERE. Carlile also recently released the official music video for her song, “The Mother,” which was produced and created by an all-female crew. Watch/share HERE.
Additionally, Carlile’s sold-out Girls Just Wanna Weekend—a destination concert vacation produced by Cloud 9 Adventures in partnership with The Bowery Presents—will take place at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico from January 29-Febraury 2, 2020 and once again features an all female-fronted lineup. In addition to multiple sets from Carlile, the festival will include performances by Sheryl Crow, Lake Street Dive, Patty Griffin, Lucius, Wanda Sykes (comedy set), KT Tunstall, Jade Bird, Amanda Shires and Yola as well as special guests Ruby Amanfu, Natalie Hemby and Katie Herzig. Complete details regarding the festival via www.girlsjustwannaweekend.com.
Moreover, Carlile will continue her extensive tour through 2019 including a special debut headline performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on September 14. Additional stops include Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, St. Paul’s Minnesota State Fair, Philadelphia’s The Mann and Berkeley’s The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley among others. See below for complete details.
Released on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase), By The Way, I Forgive You also features the song, “Party Of One,” whose official music video starring Elisabeth Moss recently premiered (watch/share HERE). Produced by Whooden Collective, the video stars Moss, who also served as Creative Director and Producer, and features a female-led crew including Bérénice Eveno (Director), Nicole Disson (Co-star), Diane Pellegrino (Producer), Garen Barsegian (Executive Producer), Kate Siegel (Executive Producer), Tara Bassim (Line Producer) and Cristina Dunlap (Cinematographer). Moreover, a duet version of the song, featuring Sam Smith, is now available (listen/share HERE). Profits from the recording benefit Children in Conflict via Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation as part of its ongoing campaign to raise $1 million for children impacted by war. More information can be found at http://www.childreninconflict.org and http://www.lookingoutfoundation.org.
Over the course of their acclaimed career, Carlile and her band have released six albums, including 2015’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter, which garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Americana Album. Additionally, in 2017, they released 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.
BRANDI CARLILE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
May 24 & 25—Shelburne, VT— Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum (SOLD OUT)
May 26—Boston, MA—Boston Calling
June 1—Quincy, WA—The Gorge Amphitheater
June 14—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 16—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 23—Telluride, CO—Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 27—Lansing, MI—Common Ground Music Festival
June 28—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest
June 29—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*
July 6—Big Sky, MT—Big Sky Events Center
July 17—Costa Mesa, CA—The Pacific Amphitheatre
July 25—Floyd, VA—FloydFest
August 2—Bonner Springs, KS—Providence Medical Center Amphitheater‡
August 3—Peoria, IL—Peoria Civic Center
August 4—St. Charles, IA—Hinterland Music Festival
August 9—Edmonton, AB—Edmonton Folk Festival
August 10—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
August 11—St. Louis, MO—Fox Theatre
August 19—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre†
August 20—Birmingham, AL—Oak Mountain Amphitheatre†
August 23—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Concerts Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
August 24—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Concerts Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
August 25—Troutdale, OR—Edgefield Concerts Amphitheater
August 29—Bayfield, WI—Big Top Chautauqua
August 30—Bayfield, WI—Big Top Chautauqua
August 31—St. Paul, MN—Minnesota State Fair
September 6—Philadelphia, PA—The Mann#
September 7-8—Chattanooga, TN—Moon River Music Festival
September 14—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
September 21—Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley (SOLD OUT)
September 22—Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
September 27—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom
September 28—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
September 29—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom
October 14—Los Angeles, CA—Walt Disney Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
November 2—Groningen, Netherlands—Take Root Festival
January 29-February 2, 2020—Riviera Maya, Mexico—Girls Just Wanna Weekend (SOLD OUT)
*with special guest Lucius
‡co-headline with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
†Heart: Love Alive Tour
#with special guest Mavis Staples