Karen Brooks

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Karen Brooks
Born (1954-04-29) April 29, 1954 (age 61)
Origin Dallas, Texas, USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1982 – 1992
Labels Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts T.G. Sheppard

Karen Brooks (born April 29, 1954) is an American country music singer who is best known for a series of Top 40 hits on the Billboard Country Chart in the early 1980s, including "Faking Love," a duet with T.G. Sheppard which topped the country chart in February 1983.

Brooks was born in Dallas, Texas in 1954. Attended Bryan Adams High School (Class of '72). Formerly married to Gary P. Nunn (1 child - Son) Mother Lynn Brooks was a make-up artist in the Motion picture industry. During the latter half of the 1970s and the early half of the 1980s, she lent her vocals to recordings by Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allan Coe, Steven Fromholz, Gary P. Nunn, and Townes Van Zandt.[1]

She remained a popular background singer for much of the late 1970s. She then headed to California to work alongside Rodney Crowell, where she eventually picked up a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records. Both "New Way Out" and "Faking Love" hit the Top 20 of Billboard's country singles chart, with the latter — a duet with T.G. Sheppard — reaching the top position.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions Label
US Country CAN Country
1982 Walk On 38 Warner Bros.
1984 Hearts on Fire 40 21
1985 I Will Dance with You
1992 That's Another Story (with Randy Sharp) Mercury


Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1982 "New Way Out" 17 Walk On
1983 "If That's What You're Thinking" 21
"Walk On" 30
1984 "Born to Love You" 40 Hearts on Fire
"Tonight I'm Here with Someone Else" 19 14
1985 "A Simple I Love You" 63
"I Will Dance with You" (with Johnny Cash) 45 I Will Dance with You
1992 "Baby I'm the One" That's Another Story (with Randy Sharp)
"That's Another Story"

Guest Singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1982 "Faking Love" T.G. Sheppard 1 1 Perfect Stranger


  1. ^ Karen Brooks Allmusic; retrieved 6-6-08