Imagine On Air presents Brandi Carlile
Imagine On Air is thrilled to present the incomparable Brandi Carlile and her acclaimed memoir, Broken Horses. The exclusive Canadian conversation will start at 7:00 PM MT and is hosted by Wordfest’s Creative Ringleader Shelley Youngblut. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.)
Tickets are $40, plus tax and include a hardcover copy of Broken Horses (shipping through Indigo is included). You'll receive an email reminder the day of the show, with easy instructions to help you get set up to watch, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag the next day with links and extras inspired by the show.
We are grateful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible for to connect you with Brandi Carlile.
*Note: if you placed your order after June 9, you might not receive your book before the event. If you have already purchased your copy of Broken Horses and would still love to take part in this experience, please contact us at email@example.com.
About Broken Horses
“One of the great memoirs of our time . . . a gift from Brandi’s soul.” –Glennon Doyle • “Brandi’s story is about perseverance, humor, forgiveness, and manifestation. I absolutely loved it.” –Elton John • “Broken Horses led me right into Brandi’s heart, and my own.” –Brené Brown
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about a life shaped by music in this candid, heartfelt, and intimate story.
Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change, moving from house to house, trailer to trailer, 14 times in as many years. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as beautiful as it was strange, and as nurturing as it was difficult. At the age of five, Carlile contracted bacterial meningitis, which almost took her life, leaving an indelible mark on her formative years and altering her journey into young adulthood.
As an openly gay teenager, Brandi grappled with the tension between her sexuality and her faith when her pastor publicly refused to baptize her on the day of the ceremony. Shockingly, her small town rallied around Brandi in support and set her on a path to salvation where the rest of the misfits and rejects find it: through twisted, joyful, weird, and wonderful music.
In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes readers through the events of her life that shaped her very raw art — from her start at a local singing competition where she performed Elton John’s “Honky Cat” in a bedazzled white polyester suit, to her first break opening for Dave Matthews Band, to many sleepless tours over fifteen years and six studio albums, all while raising two children with her wife, Catherine Shepherd. This hard-won success 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.
Evocative and piercingly honest, Broken Horses 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.
About Brandi Carlile
Brandi Carlile is a six-time Grammy Award–winning singer, songwriter, performer, and producer. Since her debut in 2004, she has released six studio albums and was the most nominated female artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards, with six nominations, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year.
Founded in 2008 by Carlile, the Looking Out Foundation amplifies the impact of music by empowering those without a voice, with campaigns focused on children living in war zones, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism, racial justice, violence prevention, food insecurity, and more. To date, the foundation has raised over $2 million for grassroots causes.
Beloved by fans, peers, and critics alike, Carlile and her band have performed sold-out concerts across the world. Brandi Carlile lives in rural Washington State on a compound with her bandmates and their families, as well as her wife, Catherine, and their two daughters, Evangeline and Elijah.
- Brandi Carlile Has Always Seen Herself Clearly. Now It’s Our Turn –The New York Times
- Brandi Carlile’s Story Is Too Big to Fit In a Song -Vulture
- Brandi Carlile on the Highwomen's Debut, Her New Book, and Learning How to Slow Down -Rolling Stone
- Even on Her Best Days, Brandi Carlile Cleans Up Vomit -The New York Times Book Review