About CW Cooper and Southbound Rodeo
C. W. Cooper was born and raised in Odessa Texas. He started playing the violin at age four, guitar at age five. He gave up the violin and pursued his love of the guitar and country music
At age nineteen C. W. started a band named "Silverado". C. W. spent the next ten years touring the Southern United States, playing venues such as Billy Bob's Texas, Gilley's, Cowboys, Graham Central Station, Luckenbach Dance Hall, Aradillo World Headquarters, Broken Spoke and Western Palms. C. W. opened for some big names like "Waylon Jennings", "Willie Nelson", "The Charlie Daniels Band" and many others
C. W. was living his dream until the death of a band member unraveled the entire band and C.W's world. At that point C. W. continued playing music but on a smaller more local scale, while he followed different career pursuits. All the while C. W.'s love of country music and talent grew.
After a long break from the lime light, he is ready to jump back on the tour bus, relatively speaking. C. W. is ready to show the world that he has what it takes to make it to the top this time.
"C. W. Cooper" - Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals
CW Cooper is an up and coming country music artist from Texas with country boy good looks, amazing stage presence and raw god given talent.
"Ivan Greathouse" - Pedal Steel Guitar
Born in Texas, started earning money at age five. Played radio programs at age 9, KCMC Texarkana, Texas. Went to LA Hayride at age thirteen. At age fourteen went traveling with Bob Wills. Have played with Jim Reves, Hank Thompson, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Ronnie Milsap, Bobby Baer, played four jobs with Elvis Presley and many more. Loves western swing.
"Will Metzler" - Bass Guitar, 2nd Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals Bio Coming Soon!
"John Stipp" - Drummer and Vocals
John is from Galesburg, Ill. Came from a very musical family. John's Grandfather played bass guitar for Roy Acuff and fronted for Buddy Holly. John's Dad played lead guitar for Dotty West. John started playing drums professionally at the age of 12. John also plays guitar, and bass guitar. John has played for Red Solvine, Whispering Bill Anderson, Peggy Sue, Cristy Lane, and was a staff drummer for Midstate Opry. John has fronted for Waylon Jennings, Don Gibson, Faron Young, to name a few. John has recorded in Golden Voice Studio, and Farmer City Studio. John has played the Holiday Inn circuit and many large venues. John has played MCA records grand opening. John's influences are Chuck Berry, Waylon, Hank Jr, Grand Funk, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, Clint Williams. His greatest Inspiration, and support system is his wife Anita, his children Erica, Shauna, and Shawn.