If you have followed the country music industry for a long time, then you know about the amazing talent that comes from Texas.

Texas artists have their own special place in the world of country music and there's an incredibly loyal fanbase built into that part of the country, which also extends to nearby states, such as Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.

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One of the most popular new artists over the past five years is Texas native, Kolby Cooper.

Cooper has built his core fanbase the hard way since he was just 18 years old. The now 23-year-old singer-songwriter sings country music about the cold hard truth of breakups and hardships, and in a way that makes you feel like the song is about your own situation.

Add in love songs based off personal experiences and you can see why Kolby has become hugely popular in not just Texas, but Nashville and the country music format.

Cooper signed his first major label record contract in the spring of 2021 with Wheelhouse Records/Broken Bow Records, in association with Combustion Music.

His first nationwide radio single for Wheelhouse is "Excuses," which was first part of his Boy From Anderson County EP from 2021 and now included on his major label debut album, Boy From Anderson County To The Moon, which was released last month. The song was written by Cooper, along with Jordan Walker and Brett Tyler.

Kolby joined me on the "Nine O'clock News" about his new single, "Excuses" and how it came from the inspiration of a true story., which led to it being written.

We also talked about his new album, his fanbase and the best places to get wings when he makes a trip up to Buffalo.

You can listen to the full interview below.

Thanks to Kolby for appearing on the segment. Amazing singer-songwriter and a better person. Two of his songs off Boy From Anderson County To The Moon are below.

Listen for "Excuses" this Saturday morning on WYRK.

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