photo by: Elisabeth Evatt

A cannonball of dreams and stories with Brandi Carlile’s Ryman Residency

“From the moment we began, hold out your hand”

Before Brandi Carlile touched down in Los Angeles today to rock an exclusive Citi Sound Vault show at the Hollywood Palladium as a lead-in to another spectacular Grammy weekend, Carlile, the Twins and company embarked on a six-night residency at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The shows sold-out immediately upon their announcement and resulted in what Carlile explained as something she would never forget in terms of how it felt to share that sacred place.

A venue as majestic as the Ryman was the perfect match for someone like Carlile to come in and shine a light through sheer force of voice, perfectly matching the legendary history and art-clad walls, and further adding its legacy. Fans and Bramily from all over the world graced Nashville to both be in the moment and carry on the ripple effect of Carlile’s emotional songs, unique covers and commemortaive collaborations. 

A look inside the church from January 14 – 21:

100 total songs performed before 14,000 total fans

40 different songs played

15 cover songs played

12 hours of music

10 other women’s songs played (in adition to “Amazing Grace” and covers of Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Roy Orbison songs)

9 special guest join on stage, (Tanya Tucker, The War and Treaty, Lucie Silvas, Natalie Hemby, Sheryl Crow, Courtney Barnett, Kim Richey, Lori McKenna, Courtney Marie Andrews)

9 songs from Carlile’s latest record, By The Way, I Forgive You played

6 sold-out crowds

6 unforgettable nights

5 Brandi Carlile albums featured

3 Highwomen songs played 

1 song played each night without microphones (“Cannonball”)

1 song played from the balcony (“Beginning to Feel the Years” Jan 20 & 21st)

(Ba da da, ba da da, ba da da)

photo by: Elisabeth Evatt

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