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Devin Cooper is a 22-year-old Bluesy Rock ‘N Roll & Country artist originally from Innisfail, AB.
After the release of an EP (2013) and two singles (2014 & 2015), Devin’s sound has become focused with storytelling lyrics, encompassing the roots of blues, rock, and country. April 2018 came with the release of a new single for Cooper, called “Nothin’ on You”. “I was incredibly excited to get back in the studio and record this song. As I continue to write, with many different co-writers, I can hear how my sound is progressively evolving.” On April 27th when the song was released, Cooper reached #64 on the iTunes Top 200 Country songs charts, being the only unsigned artist on the charts.
In 2017, breaking into the country scene, Cooper hit the airwaves with a raw and emotional song "No Chasing You", featuring a groovy head bobbing mid-section, with tasteful guitar licks influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, and powerful choruses. “We all took elements of our personal life where someone has left us high and dry, and brought them together to create this song. It is something a lot of people can relate to,” says Cooper.
Over the past three years, Cooper’s combination of blues, rock ‘n roll and country has lead him to play on many different stages, with over 200 shows across Canada and the United States since the summer of 2013. Following the release of “No Chasing You” Cooper showcased at Canadian Country Music Week on the Diamonds in The Rough Stage in Saskatoon (Sept. 2017). Kicking off summer 2017, Cooper was the main entertainment on the Stampede Float, leading the Calgary Stampede Parade during the televised event. Cooper was direct support for rock legend Lou Gramm (Foreigner) at the Rock 104.5 Birthday Bash in Olds, AB, after releasing his single “Cross the Line” in 2015.
Cooper was nominated for Blues Recording of The Year at the 2016 YYC (Calgary) Music Awards. In 2014, while 17-years-old, his first single, “Till the Morning Comes”, hit #4 on the iTunes "New Blues Releases” charts.
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