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A Conversation with Country Music singer-songwriter Brook Ellingworth

Brook Ellingworth - Artwork Design: Greta Miller (Photo Credit: Paul Nelson)


By Judy Shields

Self-penned by Brook Ellingworth “Like It Was The First Time” is about that first kiss that changed everything for you. Picture going back to that first kiss with that particular person and reliving it. Perhaps it is with the person you are with today or maybe was the one that got away. The song’s texture reflects on the wave of emotions your heart feels after having a moment so intimate and electric with someone who leaves such an imprint on your life. The lyrics tell a story about a boy who wants to return to the night he met someone, which turned his world upside down, but he never saw them again. This song comes from a personal experience, and the message is bound to radiate with every listener.’   Released April 5, 2023.

“Like It Was The First Time” is available HERE.

Enjoy our conversation with Brook about his new single “Like It Was The First Time”:

It is great to have a country music singer/songwriter that to me is all about traditional country music and his voice comes across of that, traditional!  This is a singer to have on your radar and download all his songs today.  Great country music for you playlist. Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times

“With the plan of recording my first single, there was no question on how I would go about it. I already had many songs under my belt, but I wanted something fresh, and ‘Like It Was The First Time” was screaming at me to be shared with the world,” expressed Ellingworth. “I asked my good friend Jake Burns if we get in the studio with his session guys, and the following week we hit the ground running at Curb Studios with this band of incredible musicians and gave this song wings. I am so excited to share this song with everyone!”

Brook Ellingworth

Brook brought me this song. He asked if we could get a band together and record a full version of it. Literally, it was the first time for he and I to capture a full production recording in Nashville. I have been recording and mixing for 25 years in this town (Nashville) but this project came together like Brook and I had worked together for decades. Im proud of his progression and hard work. “Like It Was The First Time” shows his maturity as an artist and writer,” shared Recording and Mixing Engineer – Jake Burns.

“We Were, Both Young And Wild At Heart,
Still A Little Far Apart,
Between My, Leather Jacket And Your Soft Skin
That’s The, Air I Wanna Breath Again

So, Take My Heart For Another Round,
Shoot Me Straight Don’t Water Me Down,
Look Through Me With Those Fiery Eyes,
You Made Everyone Else Disappear,
Its Just You And Me In The Stratosphere,
Let Me Spin You Around And Kiss You Like I Did That Night,
Like It Was The First Time…”

Brook Ellingworth

“Like It Was The First Time” was recorded a Curb Studios in Nashville with Production  led by Brook Ellingworth, mixing by Jake Burns and Mastering by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering. Studio musicians on the project included Aaron Currie (electric guitar/slide guitar), Justin Weaver (acoustic guitar), Robert Blair (drums/percussion), Chris Autry (bass guitar), Billy Justineau (keyboard/hammond organ) and Jared Harder (backing vocals)

Stay current with everything Brook Ellingworth HERE, including Facebook and his official artist YouTube Channel. Music is available on all digital platforms Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube Music and Amazon Music.

About Brook Ellingworth:

Brook Ellingworth (Photo Credit: Paul Nelson)

Rising Country singer-songwriter Brook Ellingworth is quickly making a name for himself in the music industry with his personal heartfelt lyrics, driving melodies and hooks that will, well, have you hooked from the first listen. Raised on Country and Rock n Roll from a small town outside of Oxford England, the British 25-year-old singer-songwriter creates songs that will touch your heart.

Picking up the guitar and writing songs from an early age, Brook had his dreams in plain sight. Taking the stage for the first time at age 11 had him chasing the next gig after the next. A trip to Nashville Tennessee in 2018 shortly after dropping out of University, Brook found his voice as a Country Artist, going back to his roots. Over the years, flying back and forth across the pond has grown Brook as an artist. From sharing stages in Nashville with hit songwriters, to opening for Grady Spencer & The Works at Hernando’s Hideaway in Memphis TN, playing a slot supporting Rob Baird at Farm Fest in Arkansas, to making his Austin Texas debut at Shiners Saloon. The list goes on. Playing regular gigs in Oxford, London and around the UK, whether its acoustic or with his band, you will never be left disappointed from a Brook Ellingworth show. As an independent artist, Brook released his first body of work, the Dive Bars & Heartbreaks EP in January ’23.

Brook Ellingworth

With a sold out show at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford, this launched his solo career. A live acoustic EP recorded by Jake Burns, just Brook and a collection of vintage guitars in a room graced by many country legends over at Loud Recording Studio in Nashville TN, summer of ’22. Three of the six track EP were co-written with hit song-writer Greg Crowe, these consisting of the title track ‘Dive Bars & Heartbreaks’, and fan favourites ’Truck Stop’ & ’Margarita on The Dash’.

Stay tuned as Ellingworth’s plans for 2024 include new releases with a much bigger sound, straight from Curb Studios in Nashville TN.