It's easy to forget that celebrities once had regular jobs.
Country star Brooke Eden, Cody Alan's 'Next Woman' artist for March, was once a bartender. The two roles do have a lot in common. Both positions require excellent time management, knowing how to work a crowd, keeping them entertained, and handling the pressure of being everyone's attention.
In a recent interview with Cody, Brooke shared how she went from working behind the bar to working the stage while someone else pours.
"I was bartending outside one day, there was a guitar player playing, and he was on break, and I had just served everyone at the bar," says the "No Shade" singer. "I was itching. I was itching to get to Nashville, and I just knew that I needed to save up money before I could go."
"So, I asked the guitar player, like, "Hey can I play for a little bit? He looked at me really funny and was like, "Yeah. Can you play?" and I was like, "Yeah!" So I got up and played," Brooke shares. "My manager came storming out, and I'm like, "Oh no! I am going to get in so much trouble right now."
"And, after I was done playing, [my manager] was like, "What are you doing here?" and I was like, "I know! I am sorry. Like, I just got everyone. No one is begging for a drink, I promise," laughs Brooke. "And, he goes, "No! Like, what are you doing bartending here? You need to move to Nashville!" And, I was like, "That's what I am trying to do!"
Brooke's talent for making a mean Mai Tai landed her the opportunity to make music in Nashville. The country star recently released a summertime country anthem that shows her most authentic self.
Listen to "Sunroof" and see Brooke and her girlfriend prance their way into the sunshine hand in hand by clicking the link below.
Brooke will be lighting up the night with Cody Alan every Wednesday through the month of March as his 'Next Woman' spotlight artist. Listen in to get to know this star better by finding your CMT Radio station at www.CMTCody.com.
Photo Credit: Brooke Eden.