Brandi Carlile's Net Worth In 2023 and 'The Story' of How She Made It

The "Broken Horses" singer is far from broke.

Brandi Carlile’s net worth has benefitted from her versatility. As an artist whose music spans genres, from alternative country to folk rock to classic rock and Americana, she has major crossover appeal. Because of this, she’s been able to amass a whole bunch of fans from different walks of life.

The “Crowded Table” singer is a talented singer, songwriter and musician. That has us curious: Just how much has this triple threat been able to earn in her career?

Here is everything you need to know about Brandi Carlile’s net worth.

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How did Brandi Carlile become famous?

Brandi Carlile got her start in music performing in Seattle music clubs. She earned a record deal with Columbia Records in 2004, simply through the quality of songs she had recorded herself at home. Her self-titled album dropped the following year, and though it was critically acclaimed, it only achieved limited commercial success.

Carlile’s commercial sales improved with her 2007 follow-up, The Story, and the success of the album’s single of the same name. The song was featured widely in General Motors commercials and during the 2008 Summer Olympics, exposing her to a huge audience and greatly increasing her album sales. Carlile had officially become a critical darling and a bankable star!

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What is Brandi Carlile's net worth in 2023?

There are conflicting reports as to Brandi Carlile’s net worth. The majority of publications list her net worth at around $2 million as of 2023. However, some sources have it closer to $12 million. We imagine her net worth is likely somewhere in between the two, because it most likely has increased since 2021. As Carlile is a very successful singer-songwriter and musician, it is likely her net worth is in the double-digit millions, even if it is the low double-digit millions.

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What is Brandi Carlile known for?

Brandi Carlile is best known for her success as a music artist, namely as a singer-songwriter. Carlile earned critical acclaim for her 2005 debut album, Brandi Carlile. However, it was her 2007 album The Story and its single “The Story” that truly put her on the map.

At the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019, Carlile held the distinction of being the most nominated woman, with six nominations.

Carlile is also one of the rare country music crossover stars who is an open and out member of the LGBTQIA+ community as the singer identifies as a lesbian.

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How many Grammys does Brandi Carlile have?

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Brandi Carlile at the 2023 Grammys

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Brandi Carlile has nine Grammys, with a total of 24 nominations under her belt.

Carlile has talked about her Grammy wins and nominations, saying, “It’s had such a positive impact on my life in so many ways, personally and professionally. I’ve been really moved by my ability to be recognized by my peers in that way. It’s kind of huge. And I’m so glad it didn’t happen to me when I was younger.”

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How much does it cost to book Brandi Carlile?

The cost to book Brandi Carlile for a performance has been estimated at $300,000 to $499,000. Her speaking fee has been estimated at around $200,000.

Carlile has discussed her amazing stamina when it comes to performing. “My little brother and I, we had the same jobs together our whole lives. We were roofing laborers. We worked at Fred Meyer together. And we’ve always both had just a really tireless work ethic. He is a snow plow driver. And every job that he’s ever taken, or every town he’s ever moved to, it’s like by the time he leaves, he’s the mayor and the top of the job. Because it’s just the family that we come from — we love people. and we love to work. And I am always really moved when I see somebody with a really powerful work ethic. So I’ve kind of chosen my heroes that way: Dolly [Parton] is like that and Elton [John] is like that. I guess I get a lot of emotional satisfaction out of knowing that I’m working—that the journey is the destination.”

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How much does Brandi Carlile make per show?

It is not known how much Brandi Carlile makes per show. However, many singers claim that they make the majority of their income through touring and ticket sales. In fact, it has been estimated that at least 25% to 28% of an artist’s income comes from touring and ticket sales. Other sources estimate the number is closer to a whopping 95%. This makes sense, as touring is also a great way for an artist to boost merchandise sales as well.

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