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The Story
Single by Brandi Carlile
Album The Story
Released 2007
Genre Folk rock
Length 3:58
Label Sony BMG
Producer(s) T Bone Burnett
The Story chronology
Late Morning Lullaby
The Story

Late Morning Lullaby is a song recorded by Brandi Carlile for her second studio album, The Story, which was released on April 3, 2007. The song was released as the lead single from the album. It was featured in Grey's Anatomy in 2007 and is on Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack album 3 (released September 11).

About four years later, a version of the song has been recorded by Grey's Anatomy actress Sara Ramirez and was first presented in the 2011 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.

LeAnn Rimes version[]

Country music artist LeAnn Rimes released a cover version of the song on 24 June 2016 in the UK as the first single from her thirteenth studio album Remnants and her first release after signing with RCA UK. Rimes promoted the track with live performances on BBC One's The One Show and at London nightclub Heaven, but the track failed to enter any commercial charts in the UK. Rimes also sang this song on the Season 4 finale of The Masked Singer.

Rimes has indicated that she feels a strong connection with the track. In an interview with Billboard, she said "I fully embrace the journey I am on and have a deeper understanding of how every piece of my story serves a purpose in my evolution as a woman and an artist. This song is not only a love song but a song of self-acceptance and appreciation for life."

A music video directed by Isaac Rentz premiered on Rimes' Vevo channel on 9 August 2016.

Dolly Parton version[]

The Story
Single by Dolly Parton
Album Cover Stories
Released February 21, 2017
Genre Rock
Length 4:17
Label Legacy
Producer(s) Brandi Carlile

The song was covered by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton for the 2017 compilation album Cover Stories. It was released as the first single from the album on February 21, 2017.


When Carlile began planning to record a cover of her ground-breaking 2007 album, The Story, she said that her idol, Parton, was the only person she had in mind to record the title track. When Carlile wrote Parton asking her to record the track, she suggested Parton could drop the key to make it easier to sing. She later recalled the letter, saying it was "about the stupidest thing I think I’ve ever put down in writing." Parton enthusically accepted the offer to record the song and in her hand-written response she told Carlile, "Honey, do me a favor. Don’t drop the key. I think I can handle it." Upon hearing the completed recording, Carlile realized she had been one-upped, saying, "Every gratuitous and show-offy note that I hit in that song, Dolly hits it initially and then takes it higher. She just completely takes me to school."

Music video[]

The music video for the song was released on May 9, 2017.

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