Saturday, June 10
Emerging Artist Stage – 1:45 & 5:55 p.m.
The accolades continue to pour in for Red Bow Records/BBR Music Group’s Brooke Eden. The pint-size vocal powerhouse has been named one of Vogue’s “10 Country ‘It’ Girls, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, a SPOTIFY “Spotlight 2016” Artist, PEOPLE’s “Seven Country Acts You Should Check Out” and one of CMT’s “16 Listen Up Artists for 2016” as well as “One to Watch” by Country Music Rocks, NASH Country Weekly, MySpace, Nashville Lifestyles, Roughstock, Sounds Like Nashville, Whiskey Riff and more.
The young Loxahatchee, Florida native came up the artist ranks by paying her dues, performing in clubs and learning the craft of songwriting from the tender age of four. Lauded for her commanding stage presence and brassy straight-shooting style, Eden has performed over 500 shows in four years, including opening for superstars such as Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Sugarland and Florida Georgia Line.
A carpenter’s daughter (her father also moonlit in a country band), Eden earned early critical acclaim from the likes of Buzzfeed, Taste of Country and Country Outfitter’s Style Blog for her blue-collar anthem, “Daddy’s Money.”
Now, Eden returns with her highly anticipated new single “Diamonds” which is prominently featured in the first season of TLC new hit series Tyler Perry’s “Too Close To Home.” The pint-size dynamo was also hand-selected by Perry to perform the show’s theme song for TLC’s first-ever scripted series.
Championed by Billboard as a “fiery country star-in-the-making,” Eden’s “Diamonds” has already been named a “Song of the Week” by Whiskey Riff and landing a spot on Spotify’s sought-after “New Boots” playlist, the infectious power anthem exudes youthful confidence paired with a feel-good swagger, while telling a story directly from Eden’s high school years:
“I grew up in a small town. On the weekends we couldn’t necessarily have house parties because they would get shut down even before it started because of noise complaints. Instead, we would drive out to the woods and hang out using the headlights from our cars as lights. All the girls would get real dressed up and we’d listen to music and dance around in the headlights ‘shining like diamonds,’” said Eden, who co-penned the song.
Eden’s debut EP, Welcome to the Weekend, was released Sept. 23 to rave reviews. Ranging from the heart-bending, “Act Like You Don’t,” to the keyed-up, better-off-without-you torpedo, “Silence Speaks,” the EP’s four songs all showcase Eden’s unparalleled vocal swagger and versatility.
Some of Brooke Eden’s hit songs: