Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world.
His years as a Troubadour is measured by his impressive 28 Albums and Collection of Accolades:
– In the Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance International (2015)
– Heritage Musician Award from The Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO (2014)
– Veteran Recurring Performer at Kerrville Folk Festival
– Best Male Songwriter Award Indie Acoustic Project, for Made of Mud (2005).
– Best Record Award The Tennesseean, for Harry Truman Built a Road (2002)
– Nashville Music Award Nomination Best Pop Album for Miracle Mile (1997)
Cooper’s songs have been recorded by a variety of artists such as bluegrass singer Claire Lynch, Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell, Nashville songbird Jonell Mosser, as well as songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. His incredible catalogue and musical sensibilities have led to endorsements from AirPlay Direct and Elixir Strings.
With his upcoming CD I Can Face the Truth Cooper faces hard truths head on with humor and heartfelt expression. Joining forces with Co-Producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Coleman the two enlisted some of the best songwriters, singers, and musicians from the US and Ireland. Collaborators in the studio include Tom Kimmel, Kim Richey, Jonell Mosser, Maura O’Connell, Brother Paul Brown, David Starr, Rebecca Folsom, and Gillian Tuite. Expect I Can Face the Truth to be Released Early 2022 with an expansive CD Release Tour to follow.