Album of The Year
All songs written
by Brandi Carlile,
Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth
except “Right On Time”
Brandi Carlile,Phil Hanseroth,
and Dave Cobb
Produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings
Engineered by Brandon Bell Mastered by Pete Lymann
Record of The Year
Song of The Year
American Roots Song
American Roots Song
American Roots Performance
Country Solo Performance
“Brandi Carlile defies categorization—she is country, she is pop, she is Americana—but most of all, she’s out to make the world a better place.”
“In These Silent Days is Brilliantly Intimate…once again magnificent – a triumphant patchwork of Americana, folk-rock, pop and soul anchored by yet another show-stopping centerpiece”
“a first-rate singer-songwriter of uncommon empathy and range”
“Carlile effortlessly glides between octaves while, somehow, still sounding completely conversational – the everyday diva we didn’t know we needed until she showed up at our door”
“absolutely breathtaking, across the whole album Brandi Carlile pulls out all the stops. It’s just extraordinary…she’s jus claiming rock god status”
“again and again, Carlile’s purity – as a singer, a songwriter, a musician, an artist – is its own captivating element, an intangible soulfulness that burrows its way into your heart”
“In These Silent Days finds Carlile reaching even bigger vocal heights, even bolder flourishes, the kind of awakening we needed to cut through our new lives of isolation”
“a lyric poet and storyteller in the truest sense”
“Brandi Carlile is a portrait of grace and acceptance on In These Silent Days”
Only a global pandemic could have forced Brandi Carlile to hit pause. After two hard-fought decades-in-the-making, Carlile was in the midst of experiencing the biggest highs of her acclaimed career thus far. From a show-stealing debut at the 61st GRAMMY® Awards, to her first sold-out arena show at Madison Square Garden, to an ever-growing number of awards and accolades, all-star collaborations, and countless other staggering achievements.
Finding herself stuck at home outside of Seattle in the rural foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Carlile had no choice but to slow down, reassess and realign her priorities. Luckily for Carlile, home happens to be a 90-acre compound shared with not only her wife, Catherine, and two daughters, but also her chosen family: longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth as well as her cello player Josh Neumann among an ever-growing contingency.
It was during this time that In These Silent Days took shape. Inspired by the mining of her own history while writing her #1 New York Times best selling memoir Broken Horses, the new ten-song record chronicles acceptance, faith, loss and love and channels 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.
Reuniting with producers Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings, the album takes Carlile’s voice, which The New York Times says, “sounds like an element of nature,” and pushes it to even greater heights and dramatic peaks. From the anthemic first single “Right On Time” to the intimately romantic “You and Me On The Rock” and the blistering “Broken Horses,” the songs tell a story of connection and empathy in the midst of distance and estrangement, and showcase an artist continuing to push herself and widen her arms around an inclusive, ever-growing island of misfits.