The 1990s to the early 2000s were, in my opinion, the best years of country music ever,â€ says up-and-coming singer-songwriter Patrick Cooper. â€œI appreciate the emotions and feelings that those songs made you feel. Iâ€™d like to bring that fire of country back!â€
Cooper has been a fan of country music since childhood, idolizing performers like legendary artists George Strait, Garth Brooks and Tracy Lawrence to current artists Jason Aldean and Eric Church. His entire life, music has been the main focus, whether itâ€™s the ear buds in his ears while exercising or hanging with friends, Cooper has always been singing along.
It wasnâ€™t until he attended The University of South Carolina where he was able to showcase his true talent. Cooper would (intend to) sing one song at The Saloon every Thursday during karaoke night. Due to the love he received each time, these nights never ended with just one song. His peers supported him through and through, recognizing his talent and true passion for being on stage. The support that Cooper received during these crucial years inspired his move to Nashville after becoming a Gamecock alumnus.
So that was the move – Cooper sold his beloved Chevy truck for a little cash and uprooted his entire life to Nashville where he started working on his original music. Taking guitar lessons and really hammering that pen to paper, this move provided huge growth to Cooperâ€™s blossoming career. He saw Nashville as his ticket to success and pursued the challenge with the courage and passion that the â€œCooperâ€ name stands for.
The singer-songwriter is beyond dedicated to his career, recently wrapping up his first EP album, available on iTunes now. Taking his talents on the road very soon, this is only the very beginning of whatâ€™s to come from Patrick Cooper.