Carlile garnered wider recognition for her 2007 single The Story, from the album of the same name, was a greater commercial success.The Story turned gold in 2017, selling 500,000 copies to date.And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community. Subscriptions are available for home delivery of the print edition and for a digital replica viewable on your mobile device or computer. Over the weekend, out singer/songwriter and newly married lady Brandi Carlile shared a gorgeous photo from her September 15 wedding to Catherine Shepherd.
Cover Stories was released to critical acclaim and achieved further commercial success, selling 20,000 copies in its first week and debuting at number 30 on the Billboard Chart.
The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver features cover songs by My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews, Kathleen Edwards, Prisoners, Sharon Van Etten, Train, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, Amos Lee, Allen Stone, Brett Dennen and Milow, Evan Dando, Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris, Blind Pilot, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter and Barnstar! Although the 1970s are remembered as a time of punk, soul and glam rock, one of the most successful musicians was John Denver, with his flowery cowboy shirts, happy grin, Dutch haircut and granny glasses.
Listening afresh to his moving and powerful songwriting, it's easy see why he was such a huge hit.
Expansively is how Carlile and her bandmates plied their trade, whether on the intimate country ramble of Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" or her own shimmy-shaking "Wherever Is Your Heart." Pastoral piano lines and folksy guitars touched on the weather-beaten "Hard Way Home" and the emotional hurricane of "The Eye," both of which she sang with a voice earnest and trembling.
Carlile did all she could to wrap her devoted audience in her enveloping warmth, even bringing an 8-year-old girl on stage who knew every word to the joyous "Keep Your Heart Young." We recently asked you to support our journalism. You have encouraged us in our mission — to provide quality news and watchdog journalism.