Brandi Carlile returns as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live ‘SNL’


American singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performed on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) show on Dec 10th. Hosted by Steve Martin and Short, Carlile performed “You and Me On The Rock,” a song from “In These Silent Days,” with Lucius, and “The Story,” the album’s lead hit.

Martin Short hosted the late-night sketch show for the fourth time, which airs on NBC. Steve Martin hosted the late-night show for the 16th time, and he also served as a cast member for one season in the mid-80s.

American lesbian singer-songwriter Brandi opened the show by performing “The Story,” a song from her second album with the same title. She performed with a band during which she displayed her guitar skills by playing catchy riffs.

Although the song was released in 2007, it has remained a fan favorite for the past 15 years. In a 2015 interview with Acoustic Guitar, Carlile and her bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth discussed the song’s writing process. The trio praised each other’s writing prowess.

Brandi Carlile Band

“Because it is purely focused on lyrics and has so much to do with what is happening in my life”, Carlile added, “With me, it’s a true crap shoot. I frequently center my lyrics on my emotions and my surroundings. I enjoy speaking unique words that truly imply what I am saying. So each of us three contributes something unique to the band. Phil brings eccentricity, Tim brings utter stability and productivity, and I bring communication”.

Carlile’s SNL debut was in October 2021. She performed “Broken Horses” and “Right on Time” on the show hosted by Jason Sudeikis.

On November 30, The artist shared the news of her appearance as a musical guest on ‘SNL’.

“The greatest @nbcsnl of the year!” the Americana songwriter and performer shared on Twitter. “I would fly to New York City just to witness this from the audience. But instead, I get to sing my songs on my favorite show.”


Carlile has been a busy woman as she has been nominated for the Grammy Awards 2023, her latest album ‘In These Silent Days’ is competing for Album of the Year. Carlile was nominated for numerous awards, including Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance, and Best Americana Album. At the 2022 Grammy Awards, she received five nominations and performed her song “Right on Time”.

Carlile, recently announced her upcoming Mothership Weekend to honor Mother’s Day the next year. She has also attended Elton John’s farewell stadium performance in the United States in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

Brandi Carlile And Elton John

Staying connected to her old heroes, Carlile has also been working on Tanya Tucker’s first brand-new song since 2019. Additionally, the musician revealed fresh performances with Joni Mitchell in Carlile’s native Pacific Northwest.

Brandi Carlile And Tanya Tucker

“You and Me on the Rock,” a song Carlile and her wife Catherine co-wrote and co-released, was also featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

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