Brandi Carlile’s new song “Whatever You Do” is premiering today (watch a live performance of the song filmed at RCA Studio A HERE / listen to audio only HERE).

“Whatever You Do” is the fourth track unveiled from Carlile’s highly anticipated new albumBy The Way, I Forgive You, which will be released February 16 and is now available forpre-order. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings, the album is Carlile’s first release in partnership with Cobb’sLow Country Sound imprint at Elektra Records.

Already receiving widespread attention, Carlile recently performed the album’s first single, “The Joke,” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (watch the performance HERE). The song was also featured on former President Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2017 list and continues to garner overwhelming critical praise…

In celebration of the album, the band will embark on an extensive nationwide tour this year including shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom (sold out), Seattle’s Moore Theatre (two nights, both sold out), New York’s Beacon Theatre (three nights), Boston’s Orpheum Theatre (two nights, first night sold out), Chicago’s Chicago Theatre and Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. All concert tickets are now on sale. See below for details.

Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, By The Way, I Forgive You includes ten new songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Of their close relationship, Brandi comments, “The Twins and I have been in a band for so long now. And not just a band, we are literally a family. When you create art with twins, it becomes unclear when I end and where they begin.” In addition to Carlile (vocals, guitar, piano), Tim Hanseroth (vocals, bass), Phil Hanseroth (vocals, guitar), Cobb (guitar, percussion) and Jennings (piano, organ), the album features Chris Powell (drums), Josh Neumann (cello), John Mark Painter (French horn) as well as string arrangements and conducting by the late Paul Buckmaster (Elton John, The Rolling Stones).

Over the course of their acclaimed career, the band has released six albums, including 2015’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter, which garnered a Grammy nomination for “Best Americana Album.” Additionally, earlier this year, they released Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child), which features 14 artists covering the songs on their breakthrough album The Story with all proceeds benefiting War Child. Artists included on the acclaimed project, which Rolling Stone calls, “tender and powerful,” include Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price and Jim James as well as a forward written by President Obama. More details can be found here.

In addition to their work as a band, Carlile and the Hanseroth twins remain committed to social activism and advocacy. Together, they are founders of the Looking Out Foundation, which aims to amplify the impact of music by empowering those without a voice. From neighborhood to nation, the foundation helps fund causes and organizations that often go unnoticed. $1 from every concert ticket sold goes directly toward efforts to support the diverse demographic they aim to serve. For more information on how to volunteer, donate or advocate visit lookingoutfoundation.org.


1. Every Time I Hear That Song

2. The Joke

3. Hold Out Your Hand

4. The Mother

5. Whatever You Do

6. Fulton County Jane Doe

7. Sugartooth

8. Most Of All

9. Harder To Forgive

10. Party Of One


February 4-11—Cayamo, A Journey Through Song (SOLD OUT)

March 3—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

March 4—Bellingham, WA—Mt. Baker Theatre (SOLD OUT)

March 30—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre (SOLD OUT)

March 31—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre (SOLD OUT)

April 5—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre

April 6—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre

April 7—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre

April 20—Pelham, NY—PBS Bluegrass Underground (SOLD OUT)

April 21-22—North Charleston, SC—High Water Fest

May 4—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT)

May 5—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT)

May 6—Albany, NY—Palace Theatre

May 8—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre

May 9—Richmond, VA—Maymont Park

May 11—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

May 12—Raleigh, NC—Memorial Auditorium

May 13—Asheville, NC—Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

May 15—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center

May 18—Philadelphia, PA—Merriam Theater

May 19—Washington, D.C.—The Anthem (SOLD OUT)

June 9—Ann Arbor, MI—Michigan Theater (SOLD OUT)

June 10—Russell, OH—LaurelLive

June 15—Chicago, IL—Chicago Theatre (SOLD OUT)

June 16—Bayfield, WI—Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

June 19—Cedar Rapids, IA—Paramount Theatre

June 20—Kansas City, MO—Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

June 22—St. Louis, MO—Peabody Opera House

June 23—Louisville, KY—Louisville Palace Theatre

August 12—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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