Six-time Grammy Award–winning singer, songwriter, performer, and producer Brandi Carlile has been telling stories through her songs for decades, and now fans can hear her heartfelt audiobook narration of her memoir, BROKEN HORSES (Books on Tape; on sale now).
In the book, Carlile opens up about a life shaped by music, including songs that inspired her and the true stories behind many of her lyrics, woven throughout the book at the end of each chapter.
Carlile recorded new stripped-down, solo renditions of more than 30 songs, including her own and songs from other artists, from Dolly Parton to Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and more, available exclusively on the audiobook.
Learn more about what it was like for Brandi Carlile to narrate her own audiobook:
In BROKEN HORSES, Carlile describes her impoverished childhood in a dysfunctional but loving family, her first break opening for Dave Matthews Band, and many sleepless tours over fifteen years and six studio albums with long-time collaborators Phil and Tim Hanseroth, all while raising two children with her wife, Catherine Carlile, along the way. This hard-won success has led her to collaborations with personal heroes like Elton John, Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Pearl Jam, Tanya Tucker, and Joni Mitchell, as well as her peers in the supergroup The Highwomen, and ultimately to the Grammy stage, where she converted millions of viewers into instant fans.
Listen to a clip and discover more about this candid, heartfelt, and intimate story: