Brandi Carlile goes home with 3 Grammys, thanks Seattle for making her 'strive for this'
Maple Valley folk rocker Brandi Carlile won a Grammy Sunday night, then another, and then another.
Carlile took home three Grammys at the awards ceremony Sunday, after being nominated for seven awards. She won best rock performance for “Broken Horses," best Americana album for “In These Silent Days,” and best rock song and a writer’s award for “Broken Horses," which she wrote with Phil and Tim Hanseroth.
"Oh, I cannot tell you how much this means to us," Carlile said. "We were 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. And I met them, and they were covered in Ramones tattoos, they had never even played an acoustic guitar. And then this happened.”
“Oh my god, this is amazing,” Carlile shouted. “Oh, I’ll never be the same.”
Fans may remember her introduction at the awards more than which categories she won. Carlile's wife, Catherine Shepherd, and their two children introduced Carlile before she performed the song “Broken Horses,” calling her “one of the greatest, most authentic artists and human beings on the planet.”
After thanking a long list of people who contribute behind the scenes to helping make Carlile's music happen, she finished by thanking Seattle.
"And just everybody in Seattle that made us want to strive for this incredible accolade," Carlile said.