Brandi Carlile feels the long-overdue love from the Grammys

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When Brandi Carlile reaches the stratospheric climax on her song “The Joke,” her voice does exactly what she intends: It cracks, nearly shattering into little jagged slivers. It’s raw and visceral and not always pretty.

“When my voice gets to a certain volume and pitch, it breaks apart,” Carlile...