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Portrait of Tim Halperin

Tim Halperin

About Tim Halperin

Fort Worth, TX


Singer/songwriter Tim Halperin is a native of Omaha, Nebraska where his love of music began with piano lessons at age six.  His extensive performing, song-writing, and roles in a prestigious high school show choir cemented Tim’s plans to consider music as a career. As a Texas Christian University Business School Honors student, Tim majored in marketing to develop skills for promoting his music and his brand. During college, Tim made a name for himself with original songs on iTunes, the release of an EP, and by garnering MTV recognition. 

After TCU graduation in 2010, Tim’s fan base rapidly grew with the debut of his first music video for the hit song “She Runs”.  With a budget of $500 and a cast of volunteers, the video went viral with over 100,000 views and drew the attention of Jimmy Kimmel for its creative continuous set format.


Also in summer, 2010, Tim volunteered  to write a song for a TCU mentor and breast cancer survivor who organizes TCU’s Frogs for the Cure program to benefit Komen for the Cure. Completed in just five days, Tim’s “We Fight Back” song and music video showcased over 1500 participants and has had over 45,000 hits on You Tube at  The inspiration for the song lyrics came from the words of breast cancer survivors about their fight and hope for a cure

Komen Headquarter’s newest international publicity video features “We Fight Back” as the Komen theme song. Tim is an official partner of Komen and is in demand to perform at races and cancer events across the country.  Recent appearances in summer, 2011 included the Global Race for the Cure in Washington, DC on June 4 with a crowd of 40,000 people, and the St. Louis Race for 67,000 registrants on June 11. 

Tim is the halftime headliner at the North Carolina Panthers vs. Saints Komen game on Oct. 9 and at the Dallas Race for the Cure on October 15. And he will be showcased in a 1500 person flash mob music video for the October 28 TCU vs. BYU Frogs for the Cure football game in Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Starring in the video with Tim are Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and Pat Green, country-western music singer. Through Tim’s generosity, Itunes downloads of “We Fight Back” continue to benefit Komen for the Cure. Komen Corporate Sponsors Belk, Inc. and General Mills are featuring “We Fight Back” for national promotional opportunities


Recognized as one of the Top 12 Males in this year’s American Idol competition, Tim beat out a field of more than 125,000 contestants who auditioned for season 10. His Los Angeles audition singing Maroon 5’s “She Will Be Loved” gained nationwide attention when judge Jennifer Lopez was captivated by Tim’s voice. Tim’s duet with contestant Julie Zorrilla on Beatles “Something” earned rave reviews. And with a showcase of “The Last Song”, Tim was the first ever competitor to perform an original song on Idol to qualify for the Top 24.

During his time on Idol, millions of viewers were introduced to Tim’s fun-loving and genuine personality. His sincerity and warmth was not lost on the media either. Countless interviews followed Tim’s exit from Idol. And Kidd Kraddick on 106.1 in Dallas, one of the most influential syndicated radio personalities in the nation, heard Tim on one of their syndicated shows, and decided that his talent  had not been given enough of a showcase on Idol.

So Kraddick created an “Idol Got It Wrong” segment to prove to America that Tim should have been the winner of American Idol.  Each week Tim learned a song overnight performed by an Idol contestant, and then performed it live the next day on the radio. Voting audiences declared Tim the winner over the actual Idol contestants during the nine remaining weeks of the show. By then,  Kraddick had become a huge fan of Tim’s and welcomed him on the morning radio show for multiple appearances, a coveted spot that built Tim’s fan base in Kraddick-affiliated markets across the country.

Kraddick has continued to promote Tim by featuring him at performances in San Antonio, New Orleans and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Tim served as mentor and original songwriter for Kraddick’s Summer Rock Camp and will perform in Disney World at Thanksgiving for the Kidd’s Kids Charitable Foundation.


Tim's new "Rise and Fall" full-length CD was released on September 27 and immediately hit #1 on the singer/songwriter iTunes charts. Blending an infectious mix of pop and rock with a hint of jazz, Tim’s trademark catchy melodies, unique vocal sound, and rhythmic piano style have struck a chord with audiences from coast to coast

With his full length Rise & Fall CD, Tim is sure to garner many more fans. He already has a hit with “The Last Song” being spun at top 40 radio stations across the country. The newly released music video for “The Last Song” has received acclaim for its creative storyline and cinematic look. Find it at

Thought of as one of the brightest young singer/songwriters in the nation, Tim has been gratified to be compared to his favorite musical influences including Coldplay, Ben Folds, and Jason Mraz. For those lucky enough to see Tim on stage, his performances are the perfect combination of high energy and emotion-packed delivery, as well as intimate audience engagement and connection.

Recently Tim has opened for Lee Ann Womack and The Fray. He continues to make national media appearances and has performed at the San Antonio, New Orleans and Dallas House of Blues.

Tim will launch a national multi-state CD release tour. For information on booking, contact

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