Singer/songwriter/Nashville recording artist


 Cover photography - Richard Marks


Brooks Maguire breathes new life into Americana music by summoning his Gulf Coast roots with that southern touch of gospel, rock, blues and country weaving together their histories into his uplifting musical amalgam that exudes his spirit of optimism, hope, and faith born out of a life of overcoming life’s most difficult circumstances and challenges!  Brooks says, “It’s my utmost desire to touch the hearts and lives of my audience through well-crafted songs that offer a message of faith, hope and encouragement to “press on” in the face of what life “throws” at you!”

Born/bred and immersed in the renowned rich, delicious “gumbo” of musical genres of his Texas and Louisiana stomping grounds, Brooks benefits from his family heritage comprised of a plethora of gifted gospel singers. Brooks couples this with the musical influences of a vast variety of artists/singer/songwriters like Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Eagles, Little Feat, and myriad of renowned Texas singer/songwriters that inspired his desire to write and perform. Early in Brooks career, he began honing his craft in Austin TX and was soon traveling throughout Texas/Louisiana, growing his audience as he showcased his versatility and engaging style both as a solo performer and a frontman of his bands.

After surviving a near fatal auto/pedestrian accident in Houston in early 1984 and miraculously recovering, Brooks made a dramatic move to Maui in ’87.  He rapidly became a featured performer on Maui's world renowned Front Street in the heart of historic Lahaina town and performing throughout the Hawaiian islands gaining him exposure to a worldwide audience!

After independently releasing two CDs, "Dream Of A Girl" (1994) and "Pieces Of A Dream" (1999), Brooks signed a Nashville record deal and released "The Road I Never Chose" (2014) co-written with iconic veteran hit songwriters and recorded with Nashville’s “A - list” session musicians/singers. The success of his 1st Music City release quickly led to the recording of Brooks’ 2nd Nashville recording, "Comeback King" (2016) and most recently his EP , Recovery 

All 3 of Brooks Nashville releases are co-written with veteran Nashville hit singer/songwriter/producer/record executive, Joe Beck and produced by Joe Beck Jim Frazier.  Joe Beck, a veteran Nashville singer/songwriter/producer/record executive, amassed over 65 hit songs, over 780 cuts by major artists in Adult Contemporary, Rock, Country, Inspirational, Southern Gospel and Black Gospel markets garnering both prestigious Grammy and Dove Awards during his 40 year career!

Brooks’ Nashville releases showcase collaborations with a roster of legendary and iconic songwriters and musicians including Pop icon/guitar virtuoso, Phil Keaggy, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member/former Bonnie Raitt guitarist - Will McFarlane, (recorded with Bobby Blue Bland, Little Milton, Etta James, Johnnie Taylor)  Brooks co-wrote with legendary multi-platinum songwriter, Bill Shore (wrote Garth Brooks' hit single, "Wild Horses", hits for George Strait, Charley Pride, Sawyer Brown, Porter Waggoner, Chris LeDoux, Vern Gosdin, Moe Bandy, Helen Cornelius, Stealing Angels) The incredible rhythm section consists of “A-list” Nashville session/touring musicians Duncan Mullins - bass, Steve Brewster - drums, (both played/toured with Amy Grant, Kenny Loggins, Paul Simon, Richard Marx, Kenny Rogers and hundreds of other legendary artists) Gordon Mote - piano (recorded with Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Gaither Vocal Band)  The amazing backup/harmony vocals of Drea Rhenee' (backup vocalist for Michael McDonald, Kathy Mattea), Wendy Moten (Kathy Mattea, Michael Bolton, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Al Jarreau) and Debi Selby (Don Henley, Reba McEntire, Michael McDonald, Michael W. Smith) contribute to the overall excellence of Brooks Maguire's Nashville projects!

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