Episode 2: Brooke Ligertwood
Hi! I’m Carmen, one-third of The Morning Cruise. Chances are if you’re listening to this podcast, you are a listener to The Morning Cruise on The JOY FM. Welcome to my 2nd episode of Off-Air with Carmen. This week’s guest is Brooke Ligertwood of Hillsong Worship. You’ve heard her sing songs like What A Beautiful Name, Who You Say I Am, and a whole catalogue of others! As a matter of fact, the music bed you'll hear in the beginning is "King of Kings", from Hillsong’s current album, Awake. It’s also my current favorite!
Pulling back the curtain just a bit, I was super nervous about recording this podcast. I’d never met Brooke before the day we recorded it. She’d been on our morning show earlier that day, and then we came into my office. We’d talked all through Hillsong’s music, so I wanted to start with a personal story and something we’d not yet talked about. One tip for the future I now know is not to do a morning show with a guest and then have them on my podcast. It’s hard for me to have the same conversation twice. And I feel like they’re thinking, “wait, you just asked me that 10 minutes ago!”
But like I say…that’s pretty much how I do life. I jump in, and then figure it out as I go.
Still, you’re going to hear another side to Brooke. Towards the end she talks about one of her favorite books. It’s “Anonymous: Jesus’ hidden years… and yours" by Alicia Britt Chole. Of course I ordered it, and Brooke is right, it really is a must read for everyone. I love the premise that our unseen years does not equal unimportant years.