Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer and New York Times Best Selling author Brandi Carlile is nominated for five awards at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Record of the Year (“Right On Time”), Song of the Year (“Right On Time” and “A Beautiful Noise” performed by Carlile and Alicia Keys), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Right On Time”) and Best American Roots Performance (“Same Devil” with Brandy Clark). The live awards ceremony will be broadcast Monday, January 31 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on CBS.
The nominations add to yet another monumental year for Carlile, who released her acclaimed #1 new album, In These Silent Days, earlier this fall. In the weeks following, Carlile made her debut as the musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with host Jason Sudeikis performing “Broken Horses” and “Right On Time, returned to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to debut “You And Me On The Rock” and debuted “This Time Tomorrow” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Most recently, Carlile performed Mitchell’s legendary album Blue in its entirety at Carnegie Hall. Of the sold-out performance, Billboard proclaims, “an extraordinary concert…who better to take on this homage but Carlile, who has taken up Mitchell’s still brightly burning torch, as one of the finest songwriters and singers of this era.”
Released on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records, In These Silent Days debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, Top Rock Albums chart and Tastemaker Albums chart (stream/purchase here). Produced by Dave Cobband Shooter Jennings, the record was inspired by the mining of Carlile’s own history while writing this year’s #1 New York Times Best Selling memoir, Broken Horses (Crown), and conceived of while she was quarantined at home with longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. The ten songs chronicle acceptance, faith, loss and love and channel icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Joni Mitchell—the latter two who, by some sort of cosmic alignment of the stars, have turned out to be close friends in addition to being her biggest heroes and inspirations.