FULL-BAND PERFORMANCE TO SUPPORT CARLILE’S BAND AND CREW, THE RAINEY DAY FUND AND FANNY’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC
NEW MEMOIR BROKEN HORSES SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 6
March 1, 2021—Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer Brandi Carlile will perform a special livestream concert from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium Sunday, March 28 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT. The show, which is Carlile’s first full-band performance since before the pandemic, will broadcast via Veeps with a portion of ticket sales benefitting two organizations—The Rainey Day Fund and Fanny’s School of Music—with all remaining proceeds supporting Carlile’s band and crew.
Tickets for the show are on-sale now with two purchase options: general admission and a bundle that includes a pre-order of Carlile’s forthcoming memoir, Broken Horses. Full ticket details can be found at brandicarlile.veeps.com.
Out April 6 via Crown—an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC—Broken Horses tells Carlile’s own story, opening up about the events of her life that have shaped her music, and the music that has shaped her life, and is already receiving widespread advance acclaim:
“Throughout the narrative, Carlile shows acute grace and clarity as she follows her navigation of certain rites of passage….With plenty more likely to come, the memoir ends on a high note. An intimate, life-affirming look at a musician whose artistic journey is far from over.”
—Kirkus Reviews (*starred review*)
“I thought I knew Brandi through her music and friendship, but I didn’t truly know her until I finished the last page of Broken Horses. I don’t think I truly knew myself until I finished the last page of Broken Horses. I read much of it with my palms sweating, heart swelling, tears falling. This book is a gift from Brandi’s soul to the reader’s. Broken Horses will go down as one of the great memoirs of our time.”
—Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed
“I fell in love with Brandi’s voice, and then serendipity took over and I fell in love with the artist, the writer, and the woman. I believe we were fated to be true soul mates. Reading this book confirms my love and respect for her. If anyone ever has a doubt in their mind that the wildest of dreams can be realized from complicated circumstances, they should read Brandi’s story. It is about perseverance, humor, forgiveness, and manifestation. I absolutely loved it.”—Elton John, author of Me
“A good storyteller tells you about their life. A great storyteller guides you so deep into their heart that you actually end up seeing yourself. Brandi is one of the most gifted and generous storytellers of our time. Broken Horses led me right into Brandi’s heart, and my own.” —Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly
Carlile is nominated in two categories at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards: Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Carried Me With You” from Onward written with Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth) and Best Country Song (“Crowded Table” performed by The Highwomen written with Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna). She also produced The Secret Sisters’ acclaimed new album, Saturn Return, which is nominated for Best Folk Album.
In addition to her work as a musician and writer, Carlile is a founder of the Looking Out Foundation. Created in 2008 with longtime bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth, Looking Out amplifies the impact of music by empowering those without a voice with varied initiatives including campaigns focused on Children in Conflict/War Child, The IF Project, Fund Racial Justice and more. To date, they have raised over $2 million for grassroots causes.