Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will
marry her partner Catherine Shepherd on Saturday in Boston.
The couple announced their engagement
Carlile, 31, told the AP that getting
her marriage license felt like breaking the law.
“It was a crazy feeling while I was
filling out the paperwork because I felt like I was breaking the law,
like somebody was going to come in and say, 'You know you can't have
this,'” she said. “It was so exciting. And her [Shepherd's] mom
and dad were there and it was just really special. So we have a
marriage license in Massachusetts.”
Carlile's fifth studio album, Bear
Creek, peaked at number 3 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart.
She said tying the knot was something
she could not have achieved without role models.
“I wouldn't have been able to picture
myself married or successful or pursuing my dreams if there hadn't
been other people that had done it before me, like role models, and
that's why talking about it is so important. If a 14- or 15-year-old
girl reads this in a small town who's gay, then she knows that
someday she might get to go get a marriage license and get married,
and there's no reason she should stop dreaming about a white wedding
because I didn't,” Carlile