December 28, 2021

EP. 245 — What’s The Soundtrack To Your Life? with Brandi Carlile

We’re ending this year on a high note with none other than Brandi Carlile! She and Jonathan talk Brandi’s incredible music career, queer faith, and Dolly Parton—and Jonathan asks hard-hitting questions like, “Did you know you’d grow up to be Brandi Carlile, Brandi Carlile?”

Brandi Carlile is a six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer, New York Times best selling author and activist. Her new album In These Silent Days was released this past fall to widespread acclaim leading to five nominations at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for the album’s first single, “Right On Time.”

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Brandi Carlile JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious, I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by Brandi Carlile, where I ask her: Did you know you know you’d grow up to be Brandi Carlile? Welcome to Getting Curious, this is Jonathan Van Ness. I normally don’t cuss so soon, but I cannot stand how fucking excited I am for today’s episode. This is so major. Welcome to Getting Curious Brandi Carlile, who is a six-time Grammy Award winner and a number one New York Times bestselling author. She is currently nominated for, count ‘em, one, two, three, four, five, Grammys for her new album In These Silent Days. Chills up my triceps. Welcome Brandi Carlile, how are you?   BRANDI CARLILE [00:00:46] Oh my god, I’m so well. I love you more than I can say. You are an abs

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