magic of Brooke White resonates within High Hopes & Heartbreak, the
former nanny’s first full-length release after she became an American Idol
finalist. Brooke made her first impression on Idol’s seventh season when
she told the judges that she’d never watched an R-rated movie, prompting Simon
Cowell to offer to bring her “to the dark side.” But as viewer’s found out
throughout her charmed run to a Top 5 finish, the Phoenix, AZ, native exists
like a beacon of light that shines through that dark, a passionate swirl of
willowing soul and ‘70s flavored gold.
oldest of four siblings, her parents passed their love of music on to their
children, and that love has blossomed in Brooke. “My upbringing is entirely the
reason that I am the artist that I am today,” she says. “My parents are
hardcore music fans, and we grew up in a small house, close together all the
time. We didn’t watch a lot of TV, it was constantly about music. It was the
glue that held us together. We’d go on drives just to listen to a Carole King
tape, or Fleetwood Mac or the Carpenters. Music was the therapy that made us
very happy as a family… I’m not an average music listener. I do this because I really do love it.”
now looks to share the music of her parents’ generation, with a new generation.
Brooke and her husband Dave welcomed their first child, daughter London Ray, in
May. The one-time nanny has come full circle, now balancing her passions of
motherhood and music.
supporting High Hopes & Heartbreak on the road playing shows and
making radio appearances, Brooke took some time off from music, briefly, to
film her first movie, FOX’s Change of
Plans, which aired last year.
Brooke starred as Sally Danville, a singer-songwriter, whom, with her husband,
is granted custody of her childhood best friend’s four kids. Change of Plans was Brooke’s first experience
acting, and to her surprise, she was a natural.
a singer-songwriter, I never expected that I would be acting; talk about a
‘Change of Plans!’” said Brooke. “I loved the story, because it is
emotionally-driven, yet light-hearted and fun. It also showed us that the
family comes in all shapes and sizes, and reminds us that sometimes life
doesn't turn out the way we planned, but it can be even better. It’s a great
lesson that I learned firsthand!"
addition to acting in the film, Brooke managed to write, record and perform
three original songs in the movie and on the CD soundtrack. The songs were
recorded and produced by Randy Jackson.
now has her eyes set on her first full-length Christmas album to be released
this November. The 11-song album will include holiday classics plus two
original Christmas songs.
beautiful thing about Brooke White is her story tells itself.She is living and breathing the same dream
that she has reveled in since her childhood. Music is her love, her pain, her
joy and her sorrow. It is her life, unguarded and open, vulnerable…
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