‘Catch of the Day’ – Waterloo Revival – “What Guy Wouldn’t?” [AUDIO]
Today we take a look and listen at the latest single from a duo who hale from Austin, TX. A pair that began singing together in their teens, went their separate ways after high school, and came back together and began writing together in 2012.
Cody Cooper and George Birge met in middle school in their home town of Austin, the unofficial music capital of the state of Texas. They began performing together in the school choir, and slowly Cody, the extrovert of the duo, inspired his friend to begin expressing himself through music, a path that George admits affected the paths of both of their lives. They continued performing through high school, but when it was time for college, while remaining close friends, they went their separate ways. Cody heady to the University of North Texas, while George stayed close to home, attending the University of Texas, in their home town of Austin.
The pair would continue to play together during school breaks, when Cody would return home. After college, Birge worked in real estate, while Cooper went into mortgaging, but the music kept calling them back together. The duo reunited musically
in 2012, when Birge made the hard sell and convinced Cooper to return home to Austin, and focus their energies on their music. Soon after they settled on the band name Waterloo Revival, paying homage to their home town, which was originally called Waterloo, TX.
In 2013, after saving all they made playing local gigs, and getting contributions from friends, family and fans, Waterloo Revival released their self-produced, debut EP Little Lightening, which caught the attention of Big Machine Records and Scott Borchetta, who signed the duo soon after the release of the EP. Two singles were released from the EP, though neither saw chart success. Soon after the release of the second single Waterloo Revival and Big Machine parted ways, leaving Cooper & Birge to forge for themselves once again for their second project.
While continuing to write music for other artist, commuting too and from Nashville on a regular basis to keep the group's name alive in Music City. A chance meeting with TK
Kimbrell, Toby Keith's manager, led to the duo signing with Kimbrell's TKO Artists, and then Keith's label, Show Dog Nashville in 2016, and becoming the opening act on Keith's Interstates and Tailgates tour. 2016 also saw the release of Waterloo Revival's second EP, Front Row, in March.
We have the lead single from Birge & Coopers' as yet to be announced project in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Waterloo Revival and "What Guy Wouldn't" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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