Catch of the Day – Brooke Eden – “Diamonds” [AUDIO]
Today we feature an artist who has recently been named one of CMT's Next Women of Country, an honor given out every year to young country music artists that the cable channel feel are ready to break out in the coming year.
The awards continue to roll in for Broken Bow Records artist Brooke Eden. In addition to being named to CMT's list, along with Brandy Clarke, Lindsay Ell and Tara Thompson, Brooke has also been named to Vogue's "10 Country 'It' Girls, Spotify's "Spotlight 2016", People's "Seven Country Acts You Want To Check Out" and CMT's "16 Listen Up Artists for 2016" lists. Eden has also been named to "One To Watch" lists by NASH Country Weekly, Sounds Like Nashville and Nashville Lifestyles. In other words, keep an eye on this girl, her future is very bright.
Born and raised in Loxahatchee, FL, Eden has paid her dues on the road to Nashville. She began performing in clubs and learning songwriting by the time she was 4. With a strong stage performance and a powerful style, she has performed over 500 shows in the past four years, opening for acts like Tim McGraw, Sugarland and Florida-Georgia Line, Billboard magazine has called Eden a "fiery star in the making"
Her strong work ethic comes naturally to the daughter of a carpenter who also spent time playing country music with his band, a country girl who learned how to work hard and play harder. It was her experience during season 7 of American Idol, that finally got her serious about her future. It toughened her to the criticism that came her way, but also taught her that while the criticism may sting, it can be used to improve and drive an artist in directions that they might never have conceived without it.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Eden continued to perform throughout Florida, opening for many top acts, including Brooks & Dunn. She made the full time move to Nashville a couple of years ago, and with all the accolades that 2016 has brought her, it looks like its the year of Eden.
The second single from her debut album, Welcome To The Weekend is in our spotlight today. Brooke Eden and "Diamonds" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you're gonna want to hear it again.