Bio

Some Things About GRAMMY-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Producer Peter Cooper...
  • “Peter Cooper looks at the world with an artist’s eye and a human heart and soul. His songs are the work of an original, creative imagination, alive with humor and heartbreak and irony and intelligence, with truth and beauty in the details. Deep stuff. And they get better every time you listen.” - Kris Kristofferson
  • Has worked in the studio as a performer, producer or session musician with Tom T. Hall, Todd Snider, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, Bobby Bare, Duane Eddy, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Kim Carnes, Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Chesney, Jim Lauderdale and many more.
  • Prone to name-dropping
  • Born in South Carolina. High school in Washington, DC area. Lives in Nashville. Member, Elks Lodge #299, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
  • Two solo albums and two duo albums with Eric Brace. Each album features significant steel guitar from Pedal Steel Hall of Famer Lloyd Green, the Sandy Koufax of the steel guitar.
  • New solo album is called The Lloyd Green Album.
  • New duo album with Eric Brace is The Master Sessions.
  • Albums praised by the Washington Post, New York Times, Mix, No Depression, Philadelphia Inquirer and many more.
  • "Mission Door is Cooper’s diploma from the Tom T. Hall School of Damn Good Songwriting,” wrote American Songwriter’s Matthew W. Shearon.
  • Performs around the world, with solo, duo and band.
  • Senior music writer at The Tennessean in Nashville.
  • Senior lecturer in country music at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.
  • Frequent “talking head” on television. Also talks when not on television.
  • Performed with Todd Snider on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman.
  • “Musician, singer, songwriter, producer, author, professor and music journalist... Peter Cooper is a modern day renaissance man.” - Bob Edwards
  • Named one of Nashville’s “10 Most Interesting People,” alongside the Kings of Leon, American Idol’s Mandisa and others, by Nashville Arts & Entertainment Magazine.