Emily Brooke is a 17 year old singer, songwriter and guitarist that began singing at the age of 9. Brooke loved to sing even as a young child in her car seat to the song “Blue” by Leann Rimes. She took guitar lessons from Mark Boreffi and stopped taking them after about a year because she was teaching herself the songs on her own. Brooke travels to Nashville every year to do the Countriest of the Country show with Billy Yates. She met Yates in 2011 at Ripeys in Downtown Nashville when she was playing there. He heard the young singer from outside of the restaurant when he was walking down the street. He came inside expecting a mature seasoned artist but instead found a 11 year old girl sitting on a stool with her guitar. Ever since then, Brooke has been invited by Yates to the show he hosts every Fan Fest.
Emily recorded her first album at the age of 13 and was produced by Billy Yates. The album, “Here Right Now” was recorded in 2 days. The first day the studio musicians layed down the tracks while Brooke layed down her scratch vocals. The next day is when she recorded her vocals for the 10 song album in 7 hours. She wrote 3 of the songs on the album with Yates. You can find this album on iTunes and also in her online store.
Since she started her career, Brooke has opened up for many amazing recording artists like Charles Kelley, Tracy Lawrence, David Nail, A Thousand Horses, Craig Campbell and more. Brooke has also been fortunate enough to do duets with multiple female country artists like Kelsea Ballerini, Lauren Alaina, and Cassadee Pope. Also, During season 14 of FOX’s hit TV show American Idol, Brooke made it to the Top 48 as a Contestant. She then returned to audition for the shows Farewell Season and made it to the Top 24 out of over 100,000 people who auditioned. She continues to travel back and forth to Nashville songwriting and performing and cant wait to see what 2016 holds for her bright future.