Brandi Carlile Biography

  • Brandi Carlile

    Quick Facts Of Brandi Carlile

    Celebrated NameBrandi Carlile
    Age38 Years
    Nick NameBrandi
    Birth NameBrandi M. Carlile
    Birth Date1981-06-01
    ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Producer
    Birth NationUSA
    Place Of BirthRavensdale, Washington
    MotherTeresa Carlile
    FatherWill Add Soon
    SiblingsJay Carlile (brother) and Tiffany Carlile (sister)
    High SchoolTahoma High School
    Net Worth$2 Million
    Source of WealthSinging Career
    Height5 ft 6 in.
    Weight54 kg
    Hair ColorBlack
    Marital StatusMarried
    PartnerCatherine Shepherd
    ChildrenEvangeline Ruth Carlile
    Sexual OrientationLEsbian

  • Brandi M. Carlile, popularly known as Brandi Carlile is an American singer-songwriter and producer. She is the three-time Grammy award-winning musician. She was the most nominated woman (6 nominations) at the 61st Grammy Awards. Her music genre spans from the alternative country, pop, and folk to rock music. Besides music, she has been a part of several activism campaigns. She also advocates for causes ranging from spreading awareness for health issues to the empowerment of women. She has over 302k followers on her Instagram. 

    What is Brandi Carlile Famous For?

    – Three-time Grammy award-winning musician. 

    Brandi Carlile Career


    Where was Brandi Carlile Born?

    Brandi Carlile was born on 1 June 1981. Her birth name is Brandi M. Carlile. Her mother is Teresa Carlile. Her father name is not available. His birth place is in Ravensdale, Washington in the United States. She holds American nationality. She has 2 siblings, Jay and Tiffany. Her religion in Christian. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. 

    She started singing country songs when she was 8 years old. She attended Tahoma High School. She later dropped out of high school to pursue her career in music. She later stated that she was diagnosed with the attention-deficit disorder as a teen. She became a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator at the age of 16. She taught herself to play piano and guitar. 

    Musical Career

    She started her musical career performing in Seattle music clubs with twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth. 

    She released her self-titled debut album, Brandi Carlile in 2005.

    She later went on to release 5 studio albums and 1 live album. 

    Her albums are 

    Brandi Carlile (2005)

    The Story (2007)

    Give Up the Ghost (2009)

    Bear Creek (2012)

    The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015)

    By the Way, I Forgive You (2018)

    Brandi Carlile Grammy


    Her latest album, By the Way, I Forgive Way is her highest charted album to date. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums. 

    She released a benefit album, Cover Stories in May 2017. The album features songs from her 2007 album, The Story, and 14 other artists.

    Her songs, “Tragedy”, “What Can I Say”, and “Throw It All Away” were featured in the TV drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

    She headlined several tours and has supported several artist’s tours. 

    She created her own music festival, Girls Just Wanna Weekend in July 2018. This festival took place in Mexico in January featuring female musicians such as Indigo Girls, Maren Morris, Margo Price, Patty Griffin, and others. 


    She received 6 nominations at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. She was the most nominated female in 2019.

    She won 3 Grammy Awards:

    2019 Grammy – Best Americana Album for By the Way, I Forgive You.

    2019 Grammy – Best American Roots Song for “The Joke”.

    2019 Grammy – Best American Roots Performance for “The Joke”. 

    2018 UK Americana Awards – International Song of the Year for “The Joke”.

    2010 Seattle’s City of Music Breakthrough Award.

     Brandi Carlile Wife


    Who is Brandi Carlile Married to?

    Brandi Carlile came out as a lesbian in November 2002. She is a married woman. She is married to Catherine Shepherd. They got engaged in June 2012. The couple got married in Boston, Massachusetts on 15 September 2012. The couple has two daughters.

    She lives in Maple Valley, Washington. She keeps some goats, chickens, a horse, a dog, and a cat. 


    She and Phil Hanseroth established the Looking Out Foundation in 2008. The foundation has given financial grants to organizations, Reverb, Honor the Earth, The Bridge School, UNICEF, The Women’s Funding Alliance, Doctors Without Borders, and the HRC. 

    She donated $1 from every concert ticket sale to the foundation. 

    The foundation partnered with Seattle Police Department, the Indigo Girls, and two local Seattle self-defense studios in 2010 to support the Fight the Fear Campaign. 

    What are Brandi Carlile Body Measurements?

    Brandi Carlile stands at a height of 1.67 m i.e. 5 feet and 6 inches tall. She has a body weight of 119 lbs i.e. 54 kg. She has a slim body build. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is also dark brown. 

  • Did You Know?

    • One of her long-time collaborators, Phil Hanseroth is her brother-in-law.
    • Along with her sister, and her brother-in-law, she has a matching tattoo of the Auryn amulet, the double ouroboros – two interwined snakes, each swallowing the other’s tail.

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