|This is Ross Copperman sampler|
New EP available on iTunes, LaLa, and Amazon. "This is Ross Copperman" features the songs "Talk," "If I," "Sorry," "We Belong," and "Breathe." These are songs about life: Overcoming insecurities, fighting love's struggles, and finding joy in oneself.
Meet Ross Copperman, born October 1st, 1982 in Roanoke, Virginia where he grew up and went on to attend James Madison University between 2001 â€“ 2005. From a very early age Ross knew he wanted to sing and remembers back to when he was just 5 years old belting out songs that were on the car radio in his Mom's car. Playing piano from the age of three, Ross made music before he knew how to speak in coherent sentences. His mother finally gave in to lessons and their house was never quiet again. Copperman played in several bands and learned other instruments to find himself musically. While developing as a performer he began to become more actively involved in songwriting. He started listening to a new cd every week to get new song writing ideas, a tradition he continues today.
In high-school Ross played in a band, but was never given the chance to take part in the songwriting process. In college, he decided to take a songwriting class, and it was during this time when he created 'Fly Away.' His professor at the time knew he was on to something special and told Ross that he should do something with it.
So what else could Ross do but turn his love for music into his life, 24/7. As Ross turned his thoughts to rock and began to write strikingly accomplished songs, both his family and friends realized that he was meant to perform.
After college, he landed an internship at a New York jingle house, where he wrote advertising jingles to order. There aren't many popsters who can boast that their first hit was a tune for a Fisher-Price toys TV ad â€“ Ross may be the only one. But it was a start, and as he became more confident in himself, he began entering competitions. Ross came third out of 35,000 entrants in the USA Song writing Competition (his swag: "$5000 and a bunch of free stuff"), and then was named Best Unsigned Artist in the Freshtracks.com contest.
The Freshtracks prize was $10,000 and a 40-date tour of America . It wasn't exactly a five-star jaunt - He would be by himself, fly to each city alone and do the show - but it was great for literally getting his act together. It got his chops up, and he was travelling all over the country. He kept touring for the next year, on a have-guitar-will-travel basis, until publishing companies and record labels started offering him deals. He eventually took the decision of moving across the pond and signing to UK label Phonogenic / RCA Records. He released a 'soft' single in the UK, 'As I Choke,' in 2007, which quickly rose to become single of the week on itunes and went and broke the record by having a staggering amount of 40,000 downloads in just one week.
After releasing an album and having toured overseas, Ross parted ways with his label and decided to return to the states to pursue new opportunities. Now relocated and living in Nashville, Ross has toured up and down the country for the past 12 months making a name for himself.
Now with an album and 2 singles released in the UK under his belt, Ross is on the next leg of his journey - one that will allow him to reach an American audience and to take his childhood dreams and turn them into reality.