Texas is a well-known breeding ground for a handful of things: barbeque, oil, and music. The tiny town of Tyler, Texas is no exception. Recording artist Caroline Brooks grew up serenading her fellow Texans before leaving the Lonestar State in 2006 to pursue her dream. From her hometown of Tyler, to the University of Texas at Austin, and landing in Los Angeles - Caroline Brooks is dropping sing-song notes all across the country.
Brooks faced numerous roadblocks on her climb up the professional ladder. Every "no" and slammed door brought forth more determination and perseverance. From those roadblocks, Brooks emerged with a stronger voice and has successfully built a career as a professional recording artist.
Brooks draws influence from Patty Griffin and emulates her indie-piano-turned-pop sound after Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. This young artist aspires to create music that comes from the soul; her lyrics are rooted in personal strife and experience. She is passionate about her music and the connection she can create with her fans.
Brooks' second single, Parachute, debuts on iTunes today. The music video for this highly anticipated release will drop tomorrow via YouTube. The track first gained recognition through its premiere in the movie trailer for A Little Bit of Heaven, starring Kate Hudson. The song is gritty, raw, and appeals to an inner darkness we all battle when pursuing a passion. An instant hit, Parachute is a must download purchase for your iTunes library.
The singer's previously released track, Tomorrow, Tonight, garnered heavy media attention through Entertainment Tonight and the Huffington Post. Brooks is conquering defeat and cultivating a following - this Texas Ex isn't going anywhere but through your speakers.
© Lindsay Watson