23 days 10 hours and 32 minutes until the release of Johnny Cooper’s new album, Follow, or at the time I logged onto his new website that’s what it said. I’m sure even more time has expired since. On Friday June 5th I strolled into the Wormy Dog to check out the Johnny Cooper show hoping to hear some of his newer stuff off of his highly anticipated new album that comes out July 10th.
The Texas entertainer of the year back to back in 2006 and 2007 showed just what all the buzz is about on Friday night. When I interviewed Cooper at the Red Dirt Music Festival in Guthrie he said. “When you go to a Johnny Cooper show you are going to expect to hear it all. A little rock, a little jazz, even a little hip-hop.” After his show Friday I would say he brought his A game to the Wormy Dog. He kickedoff his show with his biggest hit to date “Texas To You”. He even broke it down and did some crowd pleasing covers with his partner in crime Cody Shaw. They brought everything to this show from acoustic sets to beat boxing. Although Johnny Cooper only played one song from his new album (the title track “Follow)” it left the crowd wanting more and they will get their chance this Sunday at Country Fever in Pryor, Oklahoma.
Well I’m going to ride off into the sunset again and I can’t say if I will be back because I’m heading out to a four day music festival for all the red dirt/texas music I can handle so I might not make it back….that’s a bad thing, right?…
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This Thursday I will attending Country Fever in Pryor Oklahoma for the largest assembling of red dirt/Texas music artists to date. This four day festival will feature some of today’s hottest acts and rising stars. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland and The Stragglers, Randy Rogers Band, Eli Young, Stoney, No Justice just to name a few. If you can’t make the trip follow my adventures on twitter at twitter.com/reddirtlive and check out Langston’s blog for some of free goodies Red Dirt:Live will be giving away.