'Idol's' Brooke White live promotion with Facebook, July 9
By April MacIntyre Jul 9, 2009, 14:41 GMT
06/04/2009 - Brooke White - Brooke hails from Phoenix, Arizona, and began singing at age 15. She made a big impression during last season’s “Idol” by delivering breathtaking renditions of songs by the Beatles (“Let It Be”), Dolly Parton (“Jolene”) and Neil Diamond (“I Am I Said”). © Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
Brooke White was a popular contestant from last season's "American Idol."
The blonde chanteuse is readying for a July 21st release of her anticipated new album, "High Hopes & Heartbreak," and the singer-songwriter is teaming with social network giant Facebook for a special promotion set for today, Thursday, July 9th.
Brooke hails from Phoenix, Arizona, and began singing at age 15. She made a big impression during last season’s “Idol” by delivering breathtaking renditions of songs by the Beatles (“Let It Be”), Dolly Parton (“Jolene”) and Neil Diamond (“I Am I Said”).
After she sang Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” Simon proclaimed White to be her favorite “Idol” vocalist. Following her appearance on the show, White appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and performed on “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” among others.
Fans that log onto Brooke’s Facebook page THURSDAY JULY 9 at 5PM PST will be treated to a special three-song live performance during which Brooke will give a sneak preview of the new album, including lead single “Radio Radio.”
Brooke recently shot a video for the song, which iTunes will premiere exclusively on July 14.
As a top five finalist on last season’s “American Idol,” Brooke won the hearts of many fans around the world. She returns July 21st with High Hopes & Heartbreak, an album with echoes of Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and Elton John.
High Hopes & Heartbreak was produced by Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Chris Cornell, Jamey Johnson) and executive produced by “Idol” judge/veteran producer/session player Randy Jackson.
This is Jackson’s first project with a member of the “Idol” alumni. He’s also co-managing White with Carl Stubner, head of Sanctuary Artist Management.
The album will be released through June Baby Records, a brand-new indie label formed by White, Jackson and Stubner.
Earlier this year, White released “Hold Up My Heart,” which hit No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Singles Chart.