MONTE VISTA — Country music artist Brooke Eden will be playing this year’s San Luis Valley Potato Festival on Saturday, September 9. This year’s Potato Festival promises to be bigger than ever, with the concert moving to Ski Hi Park Arena for the first time!
Even ahead of its official release to country radio, Brooke Eden’s heart-bending torpedo “Act Like You Don’t,” immediately sparked rabid response amongst media and fans. Co-written by the Red Bow Records act, the punchy stand-out track, heralded as “powerful” by The Huffington Post, earned placement on NBC’s Today show and has garnered over five million Spotify streams to date.
Deeply personal to Eden and fiercely honest in its candor, the emotional cannon points towards the fragile end of a relationship. “[Writing the song] helped me work through a break up and land on my feet on the other side,” Eden recently shared. The fast-rising star’s signature vocal swagger and versatility is laden throughout the contagiously relatable ballad, proving the Florida native’s staying power as “one of the most jaw-dropping voices in the country music world” (Variety Beat).
On the heels of the recent release of Eden’s debut EP, Welcome to the Weekend, the accolades continue to pour in for the pintsized dynamo. Eden has been named an Amazon Music “Artist to Watch in 2017,” Vogue’s “10 Country ‘It’ Girls, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, a Spotify “Spotlight 2016” Artist, People’s “Seven Country Acts You Should Check Out” and one of CMT’s “16 Listen Up Artists for 2016” as well as “One to Watch” by Country Music Rocks, NASH Country Weekly, MySpace, Nashville Lifestyles, Roughstock, Sounds Like Nashville, Whiskey Riff and more.
The young Loxahatchee, Florida native came up the artist ranks by paying her dues, performing in clubs and learning the craft of songwriting from the tender age of 4. Lauded for her commanding stage presence and brassy straight-shooting style, Eden has performed more than 500 shows in four years, including opening for superstars such as Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Sugarland and Florida Georgia Line.
Championed by Billboard as a “fiery country star-in-the-making,” Eden’s debut EP Welcome to The Weekend is available at all digital retailers and streaming services now.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m. online at coloradopotatoes.eventbrite.com and at the Colorado Potatoes office in Monte Vista.