Growing up in the Midwest gave Drew Cooper his home-grown, backroad, country values. Although born and raised in Springfield, IL, he later moved to Tucson, Arizona which became home. Drew spent his college years at the University of Arizona, and while he has the strong presence of a linebacker, he was a cheerleader in college.
He grew up on Garth Brooks, Chris Ledoux, and Bruce Springsteen. At the age of 23 he was drawn to the Red-Dirt scne by the serenades of Radney Foster, Stoney LaRue, Cross Candian Ragweed, and Pat Green who have all inspired the music he plays today. On stage in front of 12 people or 15,000 people you will always catch Drew smiling, laughing and entertaining the crowd with a charisma that is second to none.
Drew has always had a strong can do attitude that doesn’t let anything stop him or get in his way. His lyrics are inspired by the sounds of his past, his strong love of his family, and the country he holds dear. The music that he writes shows that strong family bond and commitment to the country values he was raised with. You can feel his heart when you see his smile, and you can hear his relentless love of music in every chord he plays. He has carried the love of music with him throughout his entire life.