When you think of famous people from Seattle, you may think you can count them on one hand. But there are a few sneaky celebs and artists that you might forget are actually from our city – like Brandi Carlile. The celebrated singer-songwriter just won a well-deserved award at the Grammys and here’s what she had to say about Seattle.
Carlile was actually nominated for seven categories, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Americana Album. Not only that but this is her fourth year in a row being a performer at the awards ceremony.
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In the end, Carlile took home the Grammy for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for her song “Broken Horses.”
Upon winning her award, Carlile had this to say.
“I cannot tell you how much this means to us, we’re born and raised in Seattle and when I met these guys 22 years ago we decided to get in a van and be a band together,” she said. “They had never even played an acoustic guitar and then this happened.”
Carlile and bandmates Phillip John and Timothy Jay Hanseroth then went on to say thanks which included a thank you for Seattle.
“I want to thank” … “everybody in Seattle that made us want to strive for this incredible Accolade.”
Seattle’s music legacy just keeps on going and if you’d like to get out there and listen to some tunes, you can always check out the concerts in Seattle this February.