Brené with Brandi Carlile on Music, Mysticism, and Broken Horses Brené with Brandi Carlile on Music, Mysticism, and Broken Horses
April 7, 2021

Brené with Brandi Carlile on
Music, Mysticism, and Broken Horses

This week I’m talking to Brandi Carlile, singer, songwriter, performer, producer, activist, and author of a new memoir, Broken Horses. We talk about everything from the politics of middle school lunch tables, to the pursuit of complicated faith, to the tyranny of fitted sheets. This is a conversation between two people, meeting for the first time, and yet, somehow, it feels like we’ve been friends forever.

Listen

Guest Info

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile
Brandi Carlile headshot

Brandi Carlile is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer and activist, who is known as one of music’s most respected voices. Carlile was awarded Billboard’s Women In Music “Trailblazer Award,” CMT’s Next Women of Country “Impact Award” and received multiple recognitions from the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards.

Adding to her esteemed career as a musician, Carlile has written a memoir, Broken Horses, where she tells her own story, opening up about the events of her life that have shaped her music, and the music that has shaped her life. The book comes on the heels of Carlile’s recent Best Country Song GRAMMY Award for “Crowded Table,” from The Highwomen’s acclaimed debut album.

On top of being a musician and writer, Carlile is also a founder of the Looking Out Foundation. Created in 2008 with 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, Fight The Fear, Looking Out For The Hungry and more. To date, they have raised over $1 million benefiting children whose families, communities and schools have been torn apart by war through their 2017 Cover Stories project and, overall, over $2 million to grassroots causes.

Carlile lives in rural Washington state with her wife, Catherine, and two daughters, Evangeline and Elijah.

Brandi Carlile shared 5 favorites songs! Click to listen now on Spotify.
Brandi Carlile shared 5 favorites songs. Click to listen now on Spotify.

Show Notes

Broken Horses by Brandi CarlileBroken Horses by Brandi Carlile is at once an examination of faith through the eyes of a person rejected by the church’s basic tenets and a meditation on the moments and lyrics that have shaped the life of a creative mind, a brilliant artist, and a genuine empath on a mission to give back.

The Broken Horses Virtual Book Tour

The Enneagram

The Looking Out Foundation

VIEW TRANSCRIPT
X

Podcasts

Brené Brown Education and Research Group, LLC, owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of the Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead podcasts, with all rights reserved, including right of publicity.

WHAT’S OK: You are welcome to share an excerpt from the episode transcript (up to 500 words but not more) in media articles (e.g., The New York Times, LA Times, The Guardian), in a non-commercial article or blog post (e.g., Medium), and/or on a personal social media account for non-commercial purposes, provided that you include proper attribution and link back to the podcast URL. For the sake of clarity, media outlets with advertising models are permitted to use excerpts from the transcript per the above.

WHAT’S NOT OK: No one is authorized to copy any portion of the podcast content or use Brené Brown’s name, image or likeness for any commercial purpose or use, including without limitation inclusion in any books, e-books, book summaries or synopses, or on a commercial website or social media site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that offers or promotes your or another’s products or services. For the sake of clarity, media outlets are permitted to use photos of Brené Brown from her Media Kit page or license photos from Getty Images, etc.

CLICK TO CONTINUE
Back to Unlocking Us Main Page
Go back