For Ross Cooper, it is his Texas roots that give him the grit and soul to tell compelling stories from the heart that appeal to a diverse audience. As he prepares for the March 18th release of his highly anticipated albumGive It Time, he ponders on exactly how much change has motivated him and made him the man (and artist) he is now.
The album's title track, in particular, speaks to the human condition and how we fare in troubled times. "Painted red, but singing blues," he sings on the first verse. It's most certainly a heart-ripping, emotional song, but there is far more to explore on the entire 11-track record than this one composition indicates. Recorded at Mount Vernon Studios in Lubbock, Texas, and produced along with Jon Taylor, Cooper's sound in unapologetically Americana, precisely dusted with tradition and an ounce of folk.