Best Spoken Word Album



The audiobook weaves together stories from Carlile’s life with new stripped-down, solo performances of her own songs and covers of songs by Carlile’s musical heroes, including Dolly Parton, Elton John, Leonard Cohen, and more

Broken Horses shares Carlile’s journey from childhood singing competitions to busking at Pike Place Market in Seattle, grinding years crisscrossing the country on tour, the band’s babies in tow, and the incredible success of her 2018 album
By the Way, I Forgive You, which received six GRAMMY® nominations and three wins.

“Brandi’s story is about perseverance, humor, forgiveness, and manifestation.
I absolutely loved it”
Elton John

…charming, funny, illuminating, and poignant…Carlile’s warmly colloquial tone evoke listening to stories, possibly in a bar,
told by a friend who leads a
life far more interesting than your own.”
New York Times Book Review

“Brandi Carlile knows how to captivate; she invites us into her songs with her ability
to evoke feelings of isolation and loss, forgiveness and hope, love and joy…. 
Broken Horses is one of the best music memoirs of the year.”
No Depression

Full of exuberance and sadness, and overflowing with Carlile’s love of music,
this audiobook is a soulful celebration of art, family, friendship, and love.
Her openhearted music, gorgeous voice, and no-nonsense storytelling will delight longtime fans and newcomers alike”

“Broken Horses shines…She’s perceptive, vulnerable, humble, funny and above all else, a good story teller. She’d already proven her storytelling chops as a lyricist, and she proves them once again in these pages…”
Associated Press

“It’s told with the candor of a campfire conversation, a family photo album 
by her side, and with the wit, humility and earnestness Carlile exudes onstage and in interviews.”
Seattle Times