Brooke Eden

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Brooke Eden
Brooke Eden in 2015
Brooke Eden in 2015
Background information
Birth nameBrooke Eden Helvie
Born (1988-12-30) December 30, 1988 (age 32)
West Palm Beach, Florida, US
OriginLoxahatchee, Florida, US[1]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2008–present
LabelsRed Bow
WebsiteOfficial website

Brooke Eden Helvie (born December 30, 1988),[2] known professionally as Brooke Eden, is an American country music singer and songwriter. Eden auditioned for both the seventh and tenth seasons of American Idol, making it to Hollywood week on the former.[3] She signed with Red Bow Records in 2015 after generating interest for her self-released single "American Dreamin'".[4]


Early years[edit]

Eden developed an interest in music at a young age through accompanying her father to performances of his as a drummer in a local country group.[4] In her teens, she played local music festivals and opened for such acts as Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn.[4] Eden also attended high school with and befriended fellow musician Cassadee Pope.[5] In 2008, Eden won the title of "Miss South Florida" at a regional beauty pageant and auditioned for season seven of the singing competition television show, American Idol.[6] She made it through to the Hollywood week, but was eliminated from the competition before the live rounds.[5] Eden auditioned again for the show's tenth season but failed to advance.[3] After graduating from the University of Florida, Eden moved to Nashville, Tennessee and in 2013, she signed a publishing deal with BMI.[7]

2014–present: Brooke Eden and Welcome to the Weekend[edit]

In March 2014, Eden independently released a five-song self-titled extended play.[8] A single, titled "American Dreamin'", followed that July, which generated interest at satellite radio but failed to impact the charts.[4] Eden signed to independent record label Red Bow Records (a sister label of Broken Bow Records) in 2015.[4] Her single "Daddy's Money" was released in December 2015 and reached number 50 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.[9] She released her second EP, Welcome to the Weekend, and its lead single, "Diamonds", in September 2016.[10][11] "Act Like You Don't" was released to American country radio on February 13, 2017 as the record's second single.[12]

On June 29, 2019 she opened for Garth Brooks' "stadium tour" in front of 60,000 fans at Autzen stadium in Eugene Oregon.

In 2021, she released new songs "No Shade" and "Sunroof".

Personal life[edit]

In January 2021, Brooke Eden publicly came out as gay.

As of December 2015, she has been dating Hilary Hoover, a promotion director for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in Nashville, Tennessee.

[13] On May 26, 2021, they announced their engagement.


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Brooke Eden
  • Release date: March 23, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
Welcome to the Weekend


Year Single Peak chart
US Country Airplay
2014 "American Dreamin'" Non-album singles
2015 "Daddy's Money" 50
2016 "Diamonds" Welcome to the Weekend
2017 "Act Like You Don't" 49

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2016 "Crazy as Me"[15] Granger Smith Remington


  1. ^ "BROOKE EDEN". Grand Ole Opry. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "BROOKE EDEN HELVIE". Florida Resident Database. Archived from the original on April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (July 22, 2010). "Former Hollywood contestant Brooke Eden gives 'American Idol' another shot". USA Today. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Brooke Eden – Biography". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Streeter, Leslie Gray (May 2, 2014). "Chasing her musical dream —Brooke Eden Saturday at SunFest". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Carlson, Morgan (February 20, 2008). "'Idol' competitor crowned Miss UF". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "Brooke Eden Signs with BMI". Broadcast Music, Inc. May 31, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  8. ^ " Brooke Eden EP: Brooke Eden: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "BROOKE EDEN'S "DADDY'S MONEY" AVAILABLE TODAY AT ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS". Broken Bow Records. December 11, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Welcome to the Weekend EP – Brooke Eden | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "Future Release for Country Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  12. ^ "Future Release for Country Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on January 23, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  13. ^ Yahr, Emily (March 5, 2021). "Country singer Brooke Eden was told to hide her relationship to keep her career. She's done staying quiet". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  14. ^ "Brooke Eden – Chart history (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Remington – Granger Smith | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 18, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brooke Eden at Wikimedia Commons