LDS American Idol contestant Brooke White's debut album 'finally out'

Brooke White, who placed fifth in the seventh season of "American Idol," recently released her debut album, "High Hopes & Heartbreak," and will perform at a Salt Lake concert this weekend.

"It's finally out," said White during a telephone interview from her Los Angeles home. "And we're getting ready to go on tour."

The last time White spoke with the Deseret News, she was on the "American Idols Live" tour in 2008.

During that interview, White said she was looking forward to making an album.

Now that it's been released, White reflected on the planning and recording process with fondness.

"I didn't overthink it," she said about the songs she wrote for the album. "I really started to get ideas when I was off the tour.

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