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Brandi Carlile Dazzles Grammys With Stirring ‘Right on Time’ Performance

(Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Brandi Carlile dazzled the Grammy audience with her performance of her Grammy-nominated “Right on Time.”

Fitted in a glitter suit that could’ve once been Elton John’s, Carlile provided her deep Americana drawl while playing rhythm guitar. Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell introduced Carlile, and along with her suit, Carlile had the power of ’70s rock and Americana fueling her raw performance. As her vocals drove the performance, Carlile nailed the final high note of the track, marking the performance as one of the best of “Right on Time.”



Carlile’s In These Silent Days was released on October 1, 2021. She received five nods just this year, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Right on Time,” Best American Roots Performance for “Same Devil,” and a second Song of the Year nomination for “A Beautiful Noise.” She is the first female artist to receive two Song of the Year nods in the same year.

The country star made her Saturday Night Live debut last October and was the subject of our September 2020 cover. You can read that here.