Ross Cooper to Perform at the Holiday Inn Resort September 15!
The Holiday Inn Resort is happy to announce the addition of Ross Cooper to the Guest Exclusive Concert Series. Ross will be performing on The Escape Deck September 15, 2018. As it is for all of our concerts at the Resort, there are no tickets to buy. All you have to do is book your beautiful gulf-front room and the concert is our gift to you!
Ross Cooper is the rare country musician who has actually lived the life of a cowboy. The former professional bareback rider was still bustin’ broncs when his music career began. Though a knee injury sidelined his rodeo career, Cooper drives a band like he’s still wearing spurs and holding on for eight. His new album, I Rode The Wild Horses, pushes country music way past traditional territory just for the rush. It’s the new Nashville sound: glimmering pedal steel, rollicking & rocking telecaster riffs, soulful keys, and gorgeous harmonies.
Cooper’s career has parallels with Chris Ledoux, the bareback riding world champion and country music star that inspired Garth Brooks’ rodeo songs and rambunctious live shows. Like Ledoux, Cooper began making music while still working the rodeo circuit. Cooper’s rodeo lifestyle provides great material for his songs, but this isn’t just a rodeo record. A fan of both indie-rock and country-folk greats like Guy Clark and John Prine, Cooper draws largely upon small town life and the simplicity it affords. It’s this eclectic taste in music and his time in the trenches with other talented songwriters that makes I Rode The Wild Horses special. The sound of the record ranges from country torch bearers to dirty garage rockers, and from the first note you know this is something different.
Embedded in the Nashville song writing community, Cooper has made some talented friends, many of whom appear on I Rode The Wild Horses. The album was made at The Casino, Eric Masse’s recording studio. Cooper sought Masse out for his recent work with acts like Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis, Rayland Baxter, and Miranda Lambert. Combs even helped Cooper write “Lady Of The Highway,” a traveling song with a country-politan polish. Other co-writers include gospel country rocker Paul Cauthen, who helped Cooper finish “Old Crow Whiskey And A Cornbread Moon,” a folk song that illuminates his complex inspiration for the album: the emotional intelligence of country folk that allows them to appreciate the simple things, and having the common sense to avoid expensive habits by drinking cheap whiskey. Masse enlisted frequent collaborator Jordan Lehning for production, and the album features an all-star cast of musicians as a backing band with Jeremy Fetzer (Steelism) on guitar, Eli Beard on bass, Tommy Perkinson on drums, Skylar Wilson on keys, and the incomparable Eddy Dunlap on pedal steel.
Cooper maintains the songwriting integrity and honor he learned in West Texas and in the rodeo circuit. I Rode The Wild Horses is a refreshing take on cowboy music. It’s a showcase of the former bareback rider’s talents as a songwriter and musician.
Make sure to book your beautiful gulf-front room at the Holiday Inn Resort, where you have multiple food outlets, multiple bars and a kids water playground and so much more at our full-service resort. All you have to do is call our reservations department at 800.633.0266 and they will make your reservations for you so you can come down and experience Ross Cooper in a sunset concert!
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