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Johnny Cooper ‘Follow’ New Album Out August 11 On Tenacity Records

Signings And Free Performances Scheduled At Hastings Stores Throughout Texas And Oklahoma

Singer/songwriter/guitarist JOHNNY COOPER will celebrate the August 11 release of his third album FOLLOW (Tenacity Records)–an evocative blend of soul, blues, rock and pop that’s exemplified by the first single “Bring Me Down”–by spending time with the fans who have supported his ascent as a recording artist (his last album Ignition sold over 25,000 copies) and powerful live performer.

COOPER has just announced a string of in-store appearances at various Hastings store locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. “I am really excited about getting to meet my fans at these appearances in the Hastings stores,” says the 20-year-old artist. “Hastings has always been my home-town music store. As a kid growing up in Wichita Falls, TX, I would have never guessed that one of my own CDs would be right there on the shelf. The people at Hastings gave me that chance…Thank You!”

The first 100 people to purchase COOPER’s new album–produced by Glenn Rosenstein and Dexter Green–at the in-store events will be invited to attend a free show that evening, getting the opportunity to be some of the first to hear the new material live. (Note: For Abilene and Waco the performances will take place at the Hastings store locations). For those underage or unable to attend the full-length shows, they’ll receive a personalized photo. A list of dates, locations and times is below.

David Riesenberg of Hastings stores is also excited about joining forces to promote the new release: “Hastings has always been the home of Texas Music and we’ve had the opportunity to see incredible talents grow and gain national attention such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Los Lonely Boys and many, many more. Johnny Cooper is poised to replicate the meteoric rise of some of the previously mentioned acts with the release of Follow. Johnny Cooper’s guitar prowess and fresh blues approach will certainly gain him notoriety for a long time to come.”

At age 20, COOPER has performed as a professional musician for five years. Throughout his career he has garnered a large following in his home state of Texas and neighboring Oklahoma. His first album, LIVE AT THE PUB, was voted “Best Live CD in 2006” and Texas Entertainer of the Year (2006 & 2007) in the Payne County Line Oklahoma Music Awards; 2007’s IGNITION resulted in four songs (“Texas To You,” “Let It Ago,” “Devil Woman” and “Nothing At All”) climbing the Texas Music Charts.

With FOLLOW, COOPER is asking his fans to “follow” him to the next phase of his life, both personal and professional. Every song on the album is candid, expressing all that he has encountered along his journey and taking COOPER to the next level. President of Tenacity Records, Mike Kraski, sums it up best. “Johnny is the embodiment of everything that is great in Texas music…creative fearlessness, musical freshness and an appeal so broad that it defies categorization.”

Tue 8/11

Hastings Location:                                          Show Venue:

Wichita Falls Iron Horse Pub (Acoustic Performance)

2801 S.W. Parkway                                        615 8th Street

Wichita Falls, TX 76308                                  Wichita Falls, TX 76301

940-696-8029                                                  Time: 9pm

Time: 5-7pm                                                   Must be 21

Wed 8/12

Hastings Location:                                          Show Venue:

Stillwater Wormy Dog Saloon (Acoustic Performance)

316 North Main                                                311 E. Sheridan Ave.

Stillwater, OK 74075                                       Oklahoma City, OK 74074

405-377-0753                                                  Time: 9pm

Time: 5-7pm Must be 21

Thur 8/13

Hastings Location:                                          Show Venue:

Denton Rockin Rodeo (Full Band Performance)

2311 Colorado Blvd 1009 Ave C

Denton, TX 76205                                           Denton, TX 76201

940-565-1764                                                  Time: 10pm

Time: 5-7pm                                                   Must be 21

Tues 8/18

Hastings Location:

Abilene

4709 S 14th

Abilene, TX 79605

325-692-0124

Time: 5-7pm

In Store Performance Only

Thur 8/20

Hastings Location:                                          Show Venue:

Lubbock TX Blue Light (Full Band Performance)

3249 50th St                                                    1808 Buddy Holly Ave

Lubbock, TX 79413                                         Lubbock, TX 79401

806-795-2000                                                  Time: 10pm

Time: 5-7pm                                                   Must be 21

Fri 8/21

Hastings Location:                                          Show Venue:

Lawton Cameron University Stadium (Full Band

616 N.W. Sheridan Road Performance, opening for Emerson Drive)

Lawton, OK 73505                                          2800 West Gore Blvd

580-248-0392                                                  Lawton, OK 73505

Time: 5-6:30pm                                              Time: 7:30pm

All Ages

Tues 8/25

Hastings Location:                                          Show Venue:

College Station Schotzi’s (Acoustic Performance)

2004 Texas Ave S 205 University Drive

College Station, TX 77840                              College Station, TX 77840

979-693-2619                                                  Time: 10pm

Time: 5-7pm                                                   Must be 21

Wed 8/26

Hastings Location:                                          Show Venue:

Huntsville Jolly Fox (Acoustic Performance)

1710 11th St.                                                    2504 S Sam Houston Ave

Huntsville, TX 77340                                       Huntsville, TX 77340

936-295-6535                                                  Time: 10pm

Time: 5-7pm                                                   Must be 21

Thur 8/27

Hastings Location:

Waco

5526 Bosque Blvd

Waco, TX 76710

254-772-6687

Time: 2-4pm

In Store Performance Only

www.johnnyCOOPER.com

www.myspace.com/johnnyCOOPER

http://www.gohastings.com/

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