Brooke was born and raised in Clinton, IA. She grew up in a log cabin and loved listening to country music. At an early age you could find Brooke singing along with Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline records. At 3 years old, Brooke had her first stage appearance at a supper club called Woody's Rendevous. She sang "I Just Called To Say I Love You". From that moment on, Brooke knew what she wanted to be. Brooke discovered a passion not only for singing, but for song writing as well. At the early age of sixteen, one of her songs made it into a 20th Century Fox movie, in which Brooke had the opportunity to perform her song on the silver screen. Through her music career she has performed for a Vice President of The United States, was Miss Clinton County 2000, Miss Iowa 2001 semi-finalist, performed one of her originals in a movie, selected for American Idol, and opened for numerous national recording artists. Her journey eventually led her here to Nashville, TN. It was in Nashville that Brooke's talents really began to shine. She has had the opportunity to perform with Nashville's finest musicians.
Born in the heart of Kentucky, Ernie "Sticktight" Akins has had an infatuation for music since he started walking. The name Sticktight came from Country Music Superstar, John Michael Montgomery. When visiting John at his farm, a two year old Ernie Akins was exploring in the woods and emerged covered in sticktights. John found it humorous and said, "Boy, we're going to have to start calling you, 'Sticktight'". Since then, "Sticktight" has stuck!
Sticktight grew up listening to radio and chart topping icons such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery Gentry, and well as legendary Blues, Classic & Southern Rock Bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc. When performing, you can hear these influences blended into one giving Sticktight a sound of his own.
Sticktight's band is comprised of seasoned professionals, well grounded musicians with abounding years of performing experience. Their show is a high-energetic charismatic performance that entertains audiences bringing them back for more! When attending a Sticktight concert, you'll be guaranteed entertainment at it's best with a variety of music, keeping crowds on their feet dancing, ranging from Country (Top 40 and Classics), Classic/Southern Rock, Blues, and Original Music.