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Brooke Eden shares how she came up with the best song for her first dance with wife Hilary Hoover

As per Brooke Eden, when you can't find a perfect wedding song, the best thing to do is write it yourself.

Brooke Eden shares how she came up with the best song for her first dance with wife Hilary Hoover
Cover Image Source: Brooke Eden and Hilary Hoover attend the 2021 CMT Artist Of The Year on October 13, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

When you can't find the perfect wedding song for your first dance, what do you do? Well, according to Brooke Eden, you write it yourself. A rising star out of Nashville, Brooke Eden's a native of Florida. This singer-songwriter has become a beacon of hope and positivity for the LGBT+ community, owing to her song "All My Life," off her latest EP "Outlaw Love." She wrote this song to dance with her now-wife, Hillary Hoover on their wedding day. 

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Image Source: Singer and songwriter Brooke Eden performs at the EXIT/IN on July 22, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Brooke and Hilary had been together for over seven years when they decided to tie the knot. The singer-songwriter had no plans of marriage on her mind until she met Hilary. Brooke Eden told Huffpost, “I knew I wanted to write a first-dance song that felt like us, without having to mentally change pronouns. I remember kissing her one day and thinking: ‘All my life, I never thought I’d be in love like this. I never thought I’d want to marry someone, and now I get to love her for the rest of my life.’ The title came from there.”

 



 

 

Brooke has always been confident in her skin and identity as a queer woman, proof of which can be seen in the trio of singles she issued in 2021 - "No Shade", "Sunroof" and "Got No Choice" which are a lot like her reintroduction to the world as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Fun fact: You can see Hilary in the music videos of these songs as Brooke's love interest. Talk about fairytales.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 30: Brooke Eden (R) attends the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 30, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
Image Source: Brooke Eden (R) attends the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 30, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

 

As per Brooke, the pandemic allowed her to embrace her true self and be confident in her authenticity. “In country music for so long, you were shunned and pushed away after you came out. But it doesn’t matter what happens after this. If I can’t live my life authentically, none of this matters anyway,” she added. 

The four songs that can be seen in "Outlaw Love'' show us Brooke and Hilary's relationship over the years - their struggles, pain, progress and love. In Brooke’s own words, “It tells our story, from the hardships when people were telling us we’d never make it to seven years later dancing at our wedding.” After all, someone has very rightly said - when you go through so much pain together, you are bonded for life. 


 
 
 
 
 
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In an industry that is mostly inclusive, it's overwhelming to see that there are barely any songs for the LGBTQ+ community. Art is supposed to be for everyone because art doesn’t discriminate. And if art doesn’t discriminate, how can artists? In our collective stride to move forward into a better tomorrow, our strongest hand has to be inclusivity and acceptance. Thanks to Brooke Eden, we are now one step closer to it since the world has the chance to showcase love to their significant others, no pronouns changed. 

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