Brandi Carlile came out on top and was able to beat her fellow nominees Rhiannon Giddens, Kacey Musgraves, and Mavis Staples.
The Americana Awards kicked off kicked off on 6:30 today and CountryThangDaily has been following up on its winners.
The official results for Artist of the Year are in and Carlile has taken the win.
All About Brandi Carlile
This win isn’t a first for Carlile, however, she has three Grammy awards under her belt; One for Best Americana Album, another for Best American Roots Song and lastly Best American Roots Performance all in 2019. She had also won the International Song of the Year in the UK Americana Awards in 2018.
Brandi Carlile’s music spans different musical genres and doesn’t really stick to one kind of musical style. So far, the singer/songwriter has released six studio albums which earned her seven Grammy award nominations and won three of them.
In 2019 she formed an all-female group with Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Amanda Shires called The Highwomen. Before this however, she began her career performing in music clubs back in Seattle. She signed with Columbia Records in 2004 and released her self-titled album “Brandi Carlile” in 2005 and was re-released in 2006 by Columbia Records.
This album allowed the star to be noticed with her even being featured in “10 Artists to Watch in 2005” list by the Rolling Stones Magazine. Her album peaked at No. 80 on the Billboard 200 and took the number 1 spot in the US Folk Albums.
Her career started to take off after the release of her second album “The Story.” This was heavily featured in General Motors commercials during the 2008 summer Olympics which greatly helped give Brandi Carlile more publicity.
“The Story” peaked at No. 5 on the iTunes music store’s most purchased list. The song was featured as the end credits music of the romantic film “The Lucky One.” She has been receiving continued success from her on out.