From the time he was very young, Clay Brooker has been dreaming of being a country music artist. Growing up listening to artists/bands like Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Jr., Ricky Skaggs, and Lynyrd Skynyrd molded him to be the musician he is today.
At the age of fourteen, I received his first guitar form my parents as a Christmas gift and it didn't take me long to learn the traditional country music that I loved so much. Shortly after I got the guitar I began writing music and started singing. When I was sixteen years old i performed for the first time at a family friend's fish fry and that kicked off the start to "Clay Brooker Music".
In 2009, I began playing at local restaurants and venues in Alachua County and surrounding areas. Right out of high school I made his first trip to Nashville and had the opportunity of playing at venues like The Wheel, The Commodore, and Tootsies Bar. Nashville taught me a lot about the music business and how to be a better entertainer. In 2012, I had the privelage of going back to Nashville to perform at Kevin Carter's "Waiting for Wishes" Charity event. I also performed at the 2012 Suwannee River Jam in Live Oak, FL.
You fans are the ones that keep me going and keep me focused on pursuing my dreams. I wouldn't be able to do this without you all and, I appreciate all the love and support that you have given me. I hope to see you all soon at a show. TEAM CB!