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Brooke Barrettsmith

Brooke Barrettsmith

American Christian music, rock music, country music, pop music singer-songwriter
Brooke Barrettsmith
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Quick Facts

Intro American Christian music, rock music, country music, pop music singer-songwriter
Is Singer Songwriter Musician Composer Pianist Guitarist
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender female
Birth 1982, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Age 38 years
Education
Middle Tennessee State University
Genre:
Rock music
Instruments:
Guitar
Piano
Audio
Spotify
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Biography

Brooke Barrettsmith (born 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician originally from Spring Grove, Illinois. She was a former contestant of the reality television show American Idol during its 5th season in 2005-2006. Married 2009 to William (Billy Adams) professional guitarist, singer-songwriter, and IT professional.

Biography

Early in Brooke's career, she signed a developmental record deal with Word/Curb/Warner Records as a duo act with her younger sister Leah, from 2003-2004. Then in 2005, auditioning alongside her sister, 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, a Christian subsidiary of Sony BMG Records. Her album charted on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums and Christian Albums charts. She was endorsed by Fender Guitars and Taylor Guitars.

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

She retired from music in 2012 and pursued psychology education at Middle Tennessee State University.

Discography

  • 2003: Open Arms (independent) – as "Two 4 One"
  • 2004: Brooke & Leah EP (Word Records, independent) - as "Brooke & Leah"
  • 2008: Brooke Barrettsmith (Essential Records) – as "Brooke Barrettsmith"
  • 2011: Vialyne EP (independent) – as "Vialyne"

Singles

  • "Farewell"
  • "More Real"
  • "OK"
  • "Quiet My Heart"
  • "Beautiful Liar"
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Article Title: Brooke Barrettsmith: American Christian music, rock music, country music, pop music singer-songwriter - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
Website Title: PeoplePill
Publisher: PeoplePill
Article URL: https://peoplepill.com/people/brooke-barrettsmith/
Publish Date: 02 Jan 2017
Date Accessed: 22 Oct 2020
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References
http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/artists/BrookeBarrettsmith.asp
http://americamidol2.blogspot.com/2006/01/brooke-barrettsmith-american-idol-5.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20080605035504/http://www.ccmmagazine.com/news/headlines/11572734/
http://www.ccmmagazine.com/news/headlines/11572734/
http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/news/2008/thescoop-0414.html
https://www.billboard.com/music/brooke-barrettsmith
http://www.brookerocks.com/
http://www.barrettsmithmusic.com/
https://isni.org/isni/0000000079407495
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2010031918
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/a926323f-5bbf-483a-82e2-f3aa11c669fc
https://viaf.org/viaf/121079688
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n2010031918
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