Brooke Barrettsmith

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Brooke Adams
Brookeadams.jpg
Promotional Photo, 2010
Background information
Birth name Brooke Elizabeth Barrettsmith
Born (1982-01-04) January 4, 1982 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 2000 (2000)–2012
Labels Essential Records
Associated acts Vialyne
Website www.barrettsmithmusic.com
Members Billy Adams, Michael Dotson, Phill Grooms
Past members Matt Stephens
Notable instruments
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano

Brooke Adams (formerly Brooke Barrettsmith)[1] is a singer, songwriter, and musician originally from Spring Grove, Illinois.[2] She was a former contestant of the reality television show American Idol during its 5th season in 2005-2006.

Biography[edit]

Early in Brooke's career, she signed a developmental record deal with Word/Curb/Warner Records as duo act with her younger sister Leah, from 2003-2004. Then in 2005, auditioning alongside her sister,[3] Brooke reached the top 40 on American Idol. Brooke subsequently signed a solo recording deal with Sony BMG Records in 2006 and toured nationally with various bands and musicians.

Her self-titled debut album was released on August 19, 2008 to rave reviews. It was produced by Aaron Sprinkle and Rob Hawkins for Essential Records,[4] a Christian subsidiary of Sony BMG Records. Her album charted on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums and Christian Albums charts.[5] She was endorsed by Fender Guitars and Taylor Guitars.

She headlined a national tour in the summer of 2010[6] then became the lead singer for the rock band Vialyne from 2011-2012.

She retired from music in 2012 and is currently studying Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Farewell"
  • "More Real"
  • "OK"
  • "Quiet My Heart"
  • "Beautiful Liar"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooke Barrettsmith Discography, Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 2008-05-04
  2. ^ "Brooke Barrettsmith, American Idol 5". American Idol News. 2006-01-21. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Brooke Barrettsmith American Idol Essential Records". CCM Magazine. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ Farias, Andree (2008-04-14). "The Scoop (04-14-08)". Christian Music Today. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Brooke Barrettsmith - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  6. ^ "Official website". Retrieved 9 April 2010. 

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