Although her name might be unfamiliar, KAMB artist Brooke Ligertwood has been making award-winning music for decades under her maiden name, Brooke Fraser, and as a part of Hillsong Worship. However, 2022 is the first year that she has released music under her married name.
Brooke is from New Zealand, and she started learning piano at age seven, writing songs at twelve, and playing the guitar at fifteen. She began a solo music career in 2002 that quickly took off in New Zealand and beyond. From 2006-2010, she sang and wrote music for Hillsong Worship, then returned in 2016, co-writing worship favorites like “What a Beautiful Name” and “Who You Say I Am.”
In addition to winning numerous awards, including a Grammy for “What a Beautiful Name,” she is a mom to two young daughters and passionate about charity, worshipping God, and being a part of the local and global church.
Her 2022 album SEVEN is about “the marriage of theology and art,” and its central idea is that Jesus is at the center of the church. In an article for American Songwriter, Brooke said, “Ideas are one of the most powerful things in the world. Theology is ideas about God—in other words, some of the most powerful ideas in the world. When this type of potency can be delivered through rhyme and melody, it’s practically combustible. It becomes something that God Himself might just ride in on.” On this project, she collaborated with other songwriters, including her husband Scott, as well as a choir, emphasizing the song’s theme of church unity in worship.
Her latest single from SEVEN, “Honey in the Rock,” co-written by Brandon Lake, is inspired by Psalm 89. The song is about “how the Lord feeds us with honey from the rock. In the wilderness we can still experience sweetness because we trust and know Jesus.” The song came together quickly, and she says she is “buzzing” to share it! You can hear her latest song, “Honey in the Rock” on KAMB. Click here to see a list of all top songs.