Kolby Cooper had one hell of a 2018. He released his debut EP in February and shortly after began to catch the attention of the scene. He placed 3rd in our Texas Music Pickers Songwriter Competition, then put a killer band together, started playing all across the state, got placed on the New Boots and Texas Music Now Spotify Playlists, and ended the year by being picked up by Texas/Red Dirt powerhouse booking agency Red 11 (Cody Johnson, Turnpike Troubadours, Koe Wetzel, and 35 more). The 19-year-old Palestine, TX native had the #15 most streamed Texas/Red Dirt single of 2018, has already amassed 2.5 million total streams on Spotify, racked up 7K social media followers this year, he’s got a brand new album in the works, and word has it he’ll be appearing on quiet the slew of festival bills this year! We called it back in May and we continue to stick by it, Kolby Cooper is the next guy to watch out for and we suggest that if you haven’t hopped on the bandwagon, now’s the time!
Cooper is kicking off the year with a brand new song and music video to a song that’s already a crowd favorite: “Tired”. Produced by Thomas White Media, the video details the back and forth of an embattled relationship. “I think we’ve all been there” Cooper told TMP. “Sometimes we stay in a relationship a little too long; even when we know it has no future. Eventually you just can’t take it anymore” he continued.
Produced by Philip Mosely at the Sound Emporium, “Tired” is the lead single off of Cooper’s upcoming debut full-length album “Good Ones Never Last”; set to drop later this year. “I think the album has something for everyone “said Cooper”. “It has heartbreak, regret, love, loss of loved ones, and birth of life. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. ”
While you’ll have to wait until this Saturday (1/5) for “Tired” to drop on the streaming platforms, you can enjoy an exclusive early look at the music video below! Enjoy!
Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I’am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.