Brandi carlisle dating
Singer, songwriter Brandi Carlile is having a pretty great summer so far.
Not only did her latest album Bear Creek drop on June 5, but she’s now engaged to marry her girlfriend Catherine Shepherd, After Ellen reports.
The folk-rock musician's reflective third album, Give Up the Ghost, featuring collaborations with Elton John and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, is her most honest yet.
Just after she finished up the first leg of a tour (the second begins in January) and overcame swine flu, Carlile sat down with to chat with Out about the best part of meeting Elton, her arresting girlfriend, and how her gay role models have made it easier to be out.
“It was a crazy feeling while I was filling out the paperwork because I felt like I was breaking the law, like somebody was going to come in and say, ‘You know you can’t have this,’” Carlile told the Associated Press (AP). And her [Shepherd’s] mom and dad were there and it was just really special.
Carlile announced the engagement via a letter she sent to Again Today, a Brandi Carlile fansite. I realize the Seattle Times beat us to the punch but its cool that they care!
In these times and on the eve of Referendum 74 (a vote on gay marriage in Washington State) it's really important for me to help raise awareness around marriage equality so I'm stoked that they took an interest,” Carlile wrote to her fans.
It was amazing, and I was so nervous about it and so full of things to say that were going to be really profound and really exciting because Elton influenced me in so many ways, personally and musically.
And when I came around the corner and he was sitting there in that room and I saw him, I couldn't think of a single one of them.