Brandi Carlile’s latest album, “Bear Creek,” debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard top albums chart. Of course, a high chart debut these days doesn’t mean what it used to, but it does speak to the relative popularity of an artist. At the very least, it shows that one’s fans are willing to actually buy a record, instead of steal it online. So that’s something.
Read full story on Carlile at roanoke.com/entertainment.
Carlile and her band, featuring her co-writing partners “The Twins” — Tim and Phil Hanseroth — play the FloydFest main stage at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. On this podcast, we talk about her influences, The Twins and more. Plus, we stream the song “That Wasn’t Me,” from “Bear Creek.”