"Karen Brooks" is an United States/American country music singer who is best known for a series of Top 40 hits on the Billboard (magazine)/Billboard Hot Country Songs/Country Chart in the early 1980s, including "Faking Love," a duet with T.G. Sheppard which topped the country chart in February 1983.

Brooks was born in Dallas, Texas in 1954. Attended Bryan Adams High School (Class of '72). Formerly married to Gary P. Nunn (1 child - Son) Mother Lynn Brooks was a make-up artist in the Motion picture industry. During the latter half of the 1970s and the early half of the 1980s, she lent her vocals to recordings by Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allan Coe, Steven Fromholz, Gary P. Nunn, and Townes Van Zandt.

She remained a popular background singer for much of the late 1970s. She then headed to California to work alongside Rodney Crowell, where she eventually picked up a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records. Both "New Way Out" and "Faking Love" hit the Top 20 of Billboard"s country singles chart, with the latter — a duet with T.G. Sheppard — reaching the top position.

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