Brandi Carlile performed “Hold Out Your Hand” on last night’s episode of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.” Watch/share HERE. The song’s official music video, which was filmed earlier this year during Seattle’s March For Our Lives, can be viewed HERE.

The television performance adds to an already triumphant year for Carlile following the release of her acclaimed new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, which was recently named “Album of the Year” by Elton John on his Rocket Hour radio show on Beats 1 on Apple Music in addition to landing on “Best of 2018” lists at NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard and more.

Produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings, By The Way, I Forgive You debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, Rock Albums chart and Americana/Folk Albums chart and No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart—a career high for the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer. Carlile is also nominated for three Americana Music Association Awards & Honors this year: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (By The Way, I Forgive You) and Song of the Year (“The Joke”).

Watch the official music video for “The Joke” here as well as live performances of the single on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!

In celebration of the album, Carlile will continue her extensive nationwide tour this summer and fall with upcoming shows at Los Angeles’ The Greek Theatre and Seattle’s Moore Theatre (sold out) among many others. In addition to the headline dates, Carlile will make several festival appearances including Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival and Austin City Limits.

Moreover, Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend—a destination concert vacation featuring an all female-fronted lineup—will take place at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico January 30-February 3, 2019. In addition to multiple shows by Carlile, Girls Just Wanna Weekend will feature Maren Morris, Indigo Girls, Margo Price, Patty Griffin, Lucius, KT Tunstall, The Secret Sisters and Ruby Amanfu. Of her inspiration behind the event, Carlile comments, “Mainstream festivals in the U.S. habitually exclude women as headline artists equal to men. I was brought up by Lilith Fair to believe that men and women enjoy live music equally and that women can not only headline a festival—they can BE a festival.” Tickets are now on-sale. Complete details regarding the festival and packages are available via

Released on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase), By The Way, I Forgive You continues to receive overwhelming critical praise…

“…a raw, stunning demonstration of Carlile’s vocal prowess and offers an inspirational message of empowerment and resilience.” —American Songwriter

The 50 Best Albums of 2018 (So Far): Critic’s Picks —Billboard

“…her new musical masterpiece, By the Way, I Forgive You.” —The Bluegrass Situation

The 15 Best Albums of 2018 So Far —Entertainment Weekly

“…an anthem for the belittled and bullied…evokes the grand crescendos of ‘A Day in the Life’ and the finale of\ ‘Abbey Road’…” —The New York Times

“…haunting and ethereally beautiful. By The Way, I Forgive You is an album for the ages.” —No Depression

40 Favorite Albums of 2018 (So Far )—NPR Music

“Opting to reject bitterness, self pity or revenge, Carlile’s form of forgiveness—in her music and in these real life gestures—carries a mighty strength.” —NPR Fresh Air

“On By the Way, I Forgive You, she aims higher than ever before, this time with her best songs and exquisite production on her side.” —Paste

“…this is her moment.” —Pitchfork

“My Favorite Songs of 2017” (“The Joke”) —President Barack Obama 

“…an Adele-meets Joni Mitchell tour de force.” ★★★★ —Rolling Stone

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far —Rolling Stone

“If there's any justice in the world, By The Way, I Forgive You should catapult Brandi Carlile into music's upper echelons.” —Salon

The 50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far —UPROXX

“Carlile can hit diva-like highs but knows the devil is in the details. Dig in, and you might even forgive yourself for not discovering Carlile sooner.” —Variety

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, last 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

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.