On Thursday, critical darling Brandi Carlile stopped by Ellen for a performance of her acclaimed By The Way, I Forgive You single, “The Joke”. The Ellen performance came just days after Carlile nabbed three statues at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards including wins for “Best American Roots Performance” and “Best American Roots Song” for “The Joke” and a “Best Americana Album” recognition for By The Way, I Forgive You.

Brandi’s Ellen performance gave fans a new kind of look at her multiple Grammy-winning track, as she opted to perform it as a solo acoustic number rather than with her full band. She also sat down with host Ellen DeGeneres for a brief interview, during which she spoke about how Ellen inspired her to come out of the closet at age 14 and acknowledged her appreciation for her current mainstream success and acceptance. You can check out the performance and interview below.

Brandi Carlile – “The Joke” [Solo Acoustic], Interview

[Video: TheEllenShow]

In addition to winning three awards at the Grammys, Brandi Carlile delivered one of the most talked-about performances of the star-studded evening with her full-band rendition of “The Joke”—quite a different reading from the one she gave on Ellen. You can watch Brandi Carlile’s incredible performance at the Grammys below.

Brandi Carlile – “The Joke” [Grammys Performance]

[Video: Brandi Carlile]

Brandi Carlile is also preparing to head out on a major North American tour this spring and summer featuring stops at a number of high-profile festivals and venues nationwide. For a full list of Brandi Carlile’s upcoming tour dates, head to her website here.