You need flash!
no cover -  

Meredith Brooks

female vocalists rock pop singer-songwriter alternative

Meredith Ann Brooks (born June 12, 1958 in Oregon City, Oregon, USA) is an American and guitarist. She's best known for her acclaimed 1997 release 'Blurring the Edges', her debut major label album receiving widespread commercial success and being RIAA certified as double-platinum. Growing up in Corvallis, she left high school at age fifteen in 1974 before working in the Pacific Northwest music scene, performing and making independent records. In the early , she moved to Los Angeles, California to further her career in music.

At that time, she recorded a number of songs that appeared years and years later on the album 'See It Through My Eyes'. Before too long, Brooks joined the rock group The Graces. Though only an underground success, the band recorded and released the well-received album 'A Perfect View' in 1989.

In the wake of the enormous popularity of solo rocker Alanis Morissette in 1995, Brooks landed a major label contract with Capitol Records. She was nearly 39 years old before having her first hit single, titled "Bitch", come out in 1997. The single broke her into the mainstream in a huge way, garnering her a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. 'Blurring the Edges' achieved multi-platinum sales and peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200, her fan base growing internationally. She toured in the U.S. and Europe in 1997 and 1998 to support the album.

Brooks recorded her second major release, titled 'Deconstruction' in 1999. The aptly titled album represented a stylistic and thematic shift away from the melodic style of 'Blurring the Edges'. Due to a flood of records by female musicians at the time and the record label's decision to have her tour in Europe instead of promoting in the U.S., the album sold poorly, many fans also feeling uncertain about her new sound. Interestingly, Brooks originally wrote the song "Sin City", which appears on this album, for the Nicolas Cage fronted thriller film 'Snake Eyes', directed by her friend Brian De Palma.

In 2002, Brooks worked on her third solo album Bad Bad One on Gold Circle Records, an independent label. Immediately after releasing the album, the label folded and prevented the record from getting promoted or achieving significant sales. Track 11 - 'Shine' - was released as the lead single

The label's demise also interrupted her tour with Melissa Etheridge that summer, causing her and the band to return early to Los Angeles. Also in 2002, Brooks produced Jennifer Love Hewitt's album, BareNaked, and appeared on the VH1 Divas Las Vegas program as a guest guitar soloist with Celine Dion and Anastacia.

In 2004, Brooks signed a new contract with the SLG Records label and released the material of Bad Bad One as Shine. Television psychologist Dr. Phil chose the song "Shine" as the theme for his show.

As of August 2005, Brooks was working on a children's album titled If I Could Be… and continuing to develop new artists as a producer and songwriter.s.

Meredith Brooks 03f6cdd51b4046a2a9590dd09768bc8a Meredith Brooks 9edf45c0016a4f0684a78fb151a464ce Meredith Brooks a33636bceea2409191ecd27b3f4e92d4 Meredith Brooks 3d6f7625f0c04dac9bc3daf0db21ace9 Meredith Brooks eb3ff22afa7d459eba762a00c2064342 Meredith Brooks 43e68020f3d44e1c8ec60768d38a1a21 Meredith Brooks 1a363f32c71d451b981b8a77a7e750ce Meredith Brooks 47b6a67a0e1a4ae98ff9752a9071bf3f Meredith Brooks f7c9c0573af54f40be678010eee80573 Meredith Brooks ccdf33094fe24ae7b268175c32dd7286 Meredith Brooks 6184e54746ef4f45971ecd650b71ea31 Meredith Brooks 178a7aca94a74db68dbb0e478ac85ff9 Meredith Brooks 9b519aae8195431f82a36587c5e4af33 Meredith Brooks 76d7bcf5c1b64a5b85c81329f754a1f8 Meredith Brooks e6506a5e0bb745f2b7a4a7abcc824585 Meredith Brooks 7c12c0def9644b7a85ef93eaca75850f Meredith Brooks 7e5b7c750d5c44ff905c9e02b80611b0 Meredith Brooks 638222fe3fa745a4afcd20bf9e27ab87 Meredith Brooks 7707e7dc4e93c58fd5e5af22c99231ce