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Oklahoma Music Chart LIVE: w/JOHNNY COOPER

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TUNE IN to Oklahoma Music Chart LIVE and join us as we talk to Johnny Cooper, his new album FOLLOW (Tenacity Records) is an evocative blend of soul, blues, rock and pop that’s exemplified by the first single “Bring Me Down.” Over the song’s deep groove and buzzing guitars, COOPER lays down the law:

"You say my music’s got too much edge
Well hell yeah, that’s how I was taught
Screaming guitars and people up on the bars
That’s the way we like to rock
For some reason you’ll always look at me
Just like I’m a kid
Why you creeping around out back
Watching every little thing I did”

The disc expands on the style for which COOPER became known--“red dirt,” a Texas and Oklahoma southern rock, country and blues hybrid--and was produced by Glenn Rosenstein and Dexter Green. Rosenstein has either produced or co-produced such artists as Ziggy Marley, Jill Sobule and Michelle Shocked and engineered songs by James Brown, Talking Heads and Sting. Green’s credits include co-writing and producing the Collective Soul 2004 hit “Better Now.”

“Well, it still is ‘red dirt,’ it still is rock, it still is funk, pop, Texas country, R&B, it is still more than anything, me,” explains COOPER about FOLLOW.