2007 SXSW Flashback: Brandi Carlile

Wendy Geller

If you're following the annual South By Southwest Festival and impressed by the amazing music coming out of Austin this year, we're sure you'll enjoy looking back at some of the standout performances Yahoo! Music shot during our many past rock 'n' roll pilgrimages to Texas.

Folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile was poised on the brink of breaking out wide when she arrived at 2007's SXSW. Just weeks after her appearance at the festival, she'd release her critically acclaimed sophomore album, The Story, which was produced by T Bone Burnett. Here she is performing the title track from the set, which you may remember as being a huge viral sensation via its placement in a visually stunning General Motors TV spot for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.