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With a new album and new engagement, Brandi Carlile also gives back to honor her roots

Brandi Carlile

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is certainly busy. Freshly engaged, she released her new album, “Bear Creek,” last month, filmed a marriage equality public service video for her home state of Washington and has been wrapping up tour dates with Dave Matthews.

Factoring in her immense summer tour schedule which will bring her to Atlanta’s Chastain Park on July 27, one might wonder how she does it all. We caught up with Brandi to discuss marriage equality, babies and giving back.

Shannon: I wanted to start by congratulating you on your recent engagement to your partner, Catherine Shepherd.

Carlile: Thank you!