Brandi and tour colleague Chris Isaak covered Presley's "Love Me Tender" on Elvis: Viva Las Vegas broadcast on 09/18/07.
Three of Brandi's songs, "Tragedy," "Throw It All Away" and "What Can I Say" have been used on the soundtrack for Grey's Anatomy. The video for a fourth, "The Story," appeared at the end of a special episode on 04/12/07.
Brandi's song "Closer to You" graced the soundtrack of the film Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Brandi is very popular with TV producers. Her songs have been used on the show soundtracks of Windfall, Wildfire, One Life to Live.
Brandi made a guest appearance on the Indigo Girls recent release Despite Our Differences.
Brandi often wears old Boy Scout shirts, but in the booklet for The Story she affects Johnny Cash's "Man in Black" look.
Brandi credits the sound of her new recording The Story to using the vintage guitars of producer T Bone Burnett.
On her 2007 tour, Brandi was backed by the Hanseroth twins, Tim and Phil, on guitar and bass, sometimes Gibb Droll on lead guitar, and drums and cello.
Upon hearing that Jennifer Love Hewitt was guesting on The Tonight Show the same night as Brandi and the Twins, her guitarist twin Phil Hanseroth called dibs on JLove.
Brandi likes pizza and See's candies.
Brandi sounded hoarse during her appearance on The Tonight Show on 04/04/07, possibly because she played an almost 2 hour set in San Francisco on 04/02 and a 19-song set at L.A.'s The Troubadour the next night.
Brandi felt discouraged about opening to the Fray's teenaged girl audience. She wrote a song about it.
Brandi's much awaited second album, The Story was released on 04/03/07. It was produced by T Bone Burnett and featured an appearance by the Indigo Girls.
Brandi, her sister Tiffany and a brother grew up in rural Washington outside of Seattle.
In concert Brandi and the Hanseroth twins cover Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and the Beatles.
Among the artists Brandi admires are Patsy Cline, Elton John and K. D. Lang.
Brandi is notorious for never having had a real job except for being a musician.
In 2005, Brandi was named on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "10 Artists to Watch."
Brandi: I'm not a very dramatic person, so I allow my voice to be dramatic.
(On the "beautiful mistakes" in the song "The Story") Brandi: "The song peaks in a way that takes everything in my voice to hit it. When I went for that note, my voice cracked and I almost stopped, but I'm glad I kept going because it turned out to be such a pure moment – technically wrong, but emotionally right."
Brandi: I don't think I would play guitar if it weren't for the Indigo Girls. It means the world to me to have them on my record.
Brandi: I love Elton John because his albums captured moments in time. My favorite records have the timeless feeling you get when a band locks itself in the studio for two weeks and comes out with a record.