The album was recorded in a mellow, experimental atmosphere.
Carlile thinks Bear Creek is her best record because of that total freedom.
'It was a crazy feeling while I was filling out the paperwork because I felt like I was breaking a law, like somebody was going to come in and say, "You know you can't have this,'' said Carlile of getting her marriage license. And her mom and dad were there and it was just really special.
So we have a marriage license in Massachusetts.'As she described her plans earlier this week, she admitted she never thought she'd have the chance to celebrate love this way.'It's so surprising,' Carlile said, 'and so hard fought. I wouldn't have been able to picture myself married or successful or pursuing my dreams if there hadn't been other people that had done it before me, like role models, and that's why talking about it is so important.
John Denver appeared on TV special "Sinatra and Friends," in 1977.
The guests are, left to right, front, Tony Bennett, John Denver, Robert Merrill, back, Leslie Uggams, Dean Martin, Loretta Lynn, Frank Sinatra, and Natalie Cole, daughter of the late Nat Cole.
The Times also noted that Brandi’s Looking Out Foundation (which Catherine also works for) is set to relaunch its Fight the Fear Campaign which was inspired by the tragic death of Teresa Butz, a lesbian who was killed in her home in 2009 while her partner barely survived.
Born in Ravensdale, Washington, she dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, teaching herself piano and guitar.
Her first commercial album, Brandi Carlile, was released to critical acclaim but to limited commercial success.
It's a very candid album -- probably your most candid. I learned a lot about who I was in the past and who I want to be in the future, which was something that I've been trying not to do.
What did you learn about yourself while you were writing it? For years now, I've been trying to live in the moment, and I had to leave that moment to make this record.