Old Settlers Days announces concerts by Cooper Alan, Ashley Cooke, Spencer Crandall, and LOCASH
The volunteer management of Old Settlers Days (AKA members of the Rockton Lions Club) has announced their music lineup for Thursday, June 16, 2022 - including country artists who have been influenced by rap and hip hop.
LOCASH is coming on Friday, June 17. The opening act will be announced once confirmed.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 1 at 7:00 a.m.
Cooper Alan is a 25-year-old Nashville songwriter from North Carolina. He studied for four years at UNC Chapel Hill but besides showing up for class, he says he "also played every bar, college campus, and honky tonk that would let my band and me play." Within weeks of graduating from college and moving to Nashville, he got signed to a publishing deal where he writes songs with Victoria Shaw and about a dozen other denizens of Nashville. Currently he's on tour - alternating between the Cooped Up Tour in April and June (Thursday he hits Milwaukee) and smaller venues in May. His newest single is called “Can’t Dance,” and in his music video, he hilariously attempts to prove that. But he sure can sing and write.
Ashley Cooke is a country artist from two coasts, California and Florida, plus time in Wisconsin. In high school she was influenced by Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line. At Belmont University, where she studied communications, she won the Country Showcase, just like Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line had done before her. In August 2021, she released her first recordings, Already Drank That Beer, Side A, and the critics at Rolling Stone, People, and Taste of Country like what she did with it. Last fall she toured with country rap artist Breland and she's also been touring with Spencer Crandall (see above). And she's also a star on TikTok, for those of you who frequent TikTok.
Spencer Crandall grew up in Denver, loving several genres as a listener to music (he lists Eminem, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Drake as examples). But he didn't become a performer of music until shoulder injuries messed with his college football scholarship. Encouraged by the success of the YouTube videos he recorded in his dorm room, he moved to Nashville in 2016 to pursue his career as an independent singer-songwriter. His songs have been heard 5.5 million times on Spotify and his videos have been viewed millions of times on TikTok.