Before she appeared in the seventh season of American Idol, Brooke White cut her teeth like a small-time singer/songwriter in the vein of Carly Simon and Carole King, two icons whose influence helped her earn a fifth place finish in the Idol competition. Delivered in Phoenix and elevated in the close by city of Mesa, AZ, Light was raised amidst the noises of her parents’ record collection, including Adam Taylor, Elton John, Carly Simon, and various other artists through the 1970s. She started performing publicly during senior high school, having arrived the titular function in a creation of Kiss Me Kate, and a short stint in beauty college failed to maintain her from seeking a songwriting profession after graduation. She shelved her beauty training course work and centered on music rather, issuing an record entitled Songs through the Attic while functioning being a nanny to create ends meet. Light auditioned for American Idol in past due 2007, where in fact the show’s brand-new allowance for instrumental accompaniment (in prior seasons, contestants weren’t permitted to play a musical instrument on-stage) proved helpful to her benefit. She performed piano and electric guitar during her period on the present, effectively exhibiting herself as something greater than a basic vocalist, and she readied herself for an archive contract following the show’s bottom line. Instead of partner with a normal label, however, Light opted to create her very own label, June Baby Information, with help from American Idol judge Randy Jackson and supervisor Carl Stubner. The three after that set to focus on her initial post-Idol record, which eventually in found its way to the proper execution of 2009’s Great Expectations and Heartbreaks.