Story, The

"The Story" is a song released as a single by American folk rock singer Brandi Carlile, written by Phil Hanseroth, from her 2007 album, The Story.


The Story (G)(WORD)
The Story (G)(PDF)

The Story (Bb)(WORD)
The Story (Bb)(PDF)

To play along with the video in GCEA tuning, you can use the G songsheet and put your capo on the 4th fret, or use the Bb songsheet and put your capo on the 1st fret! Carlile sings this song in the key of B, but that has some challenging chords. To take it up to C would be hard for many to sing and you'd have to detune to play along with Carlile. Best to use your capo to find what key works best for you.

"The Story" is one of Carlile's best-known songs and has been included in the setlist of all of her concert tours to date. Twin brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth have been Carlile's performing and writing partners since 2004 and "The Story" was written by Phil Hanseroth before the Hanseroths began collaborating with Carlile. It was recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and produced by T-Bone Burnett. "The Story" was recorded "live to tape", with all the performers playing and singing at the same time, rather than following the usual practice of having musicians record their parts separately, then combining them into a master recording.

The song was featured in Grey's Anatomy in 2007 and is on Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack album 3. It received renewed attention when a cover version was recorded by Grey's Anatomy actor Sara Ramirez and included in the 2011 musical episode "Song Beneath the Song". The track was later covered by LeAnn Rimes for her Remnants album, and by Dolly Parton for the charity tribute album Cover Stories.

Brandi Marie Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. Her music spans many genres, including folk rock, alternative country, Americana, and classic rock.

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