XPN MusicNotes: Celebrate ten years of Brandi Carlile’s The Story with Dolly Parton, Jim James, The Avett Brothers, Adele and more

Brandi Carlile | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN | sydneyschaeferphotos.com

Ten years ago, Brandi Carlile vaulted into the music scene with her 2007 breakthrough album The Story. Now, a new tribute covers album is on the way called Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates Ten Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child.  It features a bevy of well-known artists including Dolly Parton and her wonderful cover of Brandi’s “The Story.”

In addition to Cover Stories coming out on May 5th, Brandi Carlile and her band will embark on a nine-day tour in April where they’ll play The Story in its entirety.

“This album defined our band and welded the Twins and me to one another forever. It’s been a transformative experience to revisit it 10 years later and watch it become something bigger than me. To hear the songs through the voices of my heroes is both surreal and humbling.” -Brandi Carlile

All proceeds from the album – available for pre-order at Brandi Carlile’s website – will go toward War Child UK, which aims to help children affected in war-torn areas of the world.

The tracklist for Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child reads like an XPN whos-who list.

1. Shovels & Rope – “Late Morning Lullaby”
2. Dolly Parton – “The Story”
3. Kris Kristofferson – “Turpentine”
4. Old Crow Medicine Show – “My Song”
5. Jim James – “Wasted”
6. The Avett Brothers – “Have You Ever”
7. Anderson East – “Josephine”
8. Secret Sisters – “Losing Heart”
9. Indigo Girls – “Cannonball”
10. TORRES – “Until I Die”
11. Margo Price – “Downpour”
12. Ruby Amanfu – “Shadow On The Wall”
13. Pearl Jam – “Again Today”
14. Adele – “Hiding My Heart”

Listen to Dolly Parton’s cover of Brandi Carlile’s song “The Story” below.



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