Viral Country Star from Jacksonville Drops Wistful New Hit. - Matt Cooper: Ain't Met Us Yet
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posted 26 Jun 2021 by Krister Axel
As an independent artist, it is difficult to show the world your potential without a label backing you up—but Matt Cooper is making it look easy.

For viral country sensation Matt Cooper, music has always been a big part of his life. This year has seen the 20-year-old from Jacksonville, Florida connect with skyrocketing success, in no small part to the universal appeal of his songwriting style and a natural talent for honest, heartfelt lyricism.

Following a string of viral videos on the social platform Tik Tok, Cooper has used that momentum to drive his streaming numbers, with over 5.5 million streams on Spotify and two million plays on Apple Music. With latest viral anthem "Ain't Met Us Yet," his combined total of listens across all platforms has reached a stunning 22 million. Now with the release hitting No. 1 on the iTunes all-genre chart, the music video for this wistful track has already been viewed on Vevo an impressive 1.5 million times. Like many music-lovers of his generation, Matt Cooper has a passion for both the emotional songwriting and atmospheric versatility of artists like Dan and Shay, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, and Taylor Swift. It's safe to say that Cooper is just getting started, and we are excited to see what the future has in store for this young country star. As an independent artist, it is difficult to show the world your potential without a label backing you up—but Matt Cooper is making it look easy.

Like when Jack told Rose that she's the one
Like when Cinderella fell for that Prince at the ball
Like when Johnny asked Baby for one more dance
But they ain't met us, no, they ain't met us yet
Those eyes remind me of all of the long nights
Praying to God that you'd call
And I'm so glad you did

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist