Cooper Alan Reflects On Milestone Year, Promises ‘More Music and Touring’ in 2022

Cooper Alan has big plans for 2022. As 2021 comes to a close, many people are spending time reflecting on…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 27, 2021


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Cooper Alan has big plans for 2022.

As 2021 comes to a close, many people are spending time reflecting on the past year and setting goals for 2022. Cooper Alan is no different and recently shared his thoughts in a “sappy end of year post” on social media. 

The rising country star took time to contemplate the events of 2021 and look back on how far his career has come this year. 


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“This time last year, ‘New Normal’ had been released for a couple of months and I had around 900K followers on Tik Tok (and a lot less on here). I was very happy, proud, and thankful for everything that had happened up to that point,” he wrote. “But in the back of my mind I kept wondering ‘are we gonna be fortunate enough have another song like New Normal?’ and ‘are we going to be able to continue to grow and build this fanbase?’”

The North Carolina native went on to share his gratitude for the support his fans have given him throughout the past year. 

“Over 6 million more of y’all have clicked the follow button on at least one of my social media accounts and y’all have blown up a bunch of my original songs (Tough Ones, Too Soon, Colt 45, Can’t Dance, Came After You, Small Town Celebrities, Let Her Talk, and more!),” he shared, adding that the “best part” of everything has been the live shows where he gets to see his fans “face to face.” 


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Alan, along with Alexandra Kay and Thomas Mac, recently wrapped the third leg of their In Real Life Tour, playing to some of their biggest crowds yet. And while it’s been a massive success, Alan admitted he was skeptical at first. 

“I didn’t know if people would show up…but y’all sold out pretty much every show we played. You showed up, knew the songs, and brought the party. People wondered ‘will social media translate to ticket sales?’ Y’all made that answer very clear,” he acknowledged. 

As an independent artist, Alan relies on fans to support him and promised to keep “working my ass off to try and put out a product that makes you all dance and smile.” 

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Cooper Alan’s latest release, “Can’t Dance,” a three-minute ditty poking fun at his dance moves, is gaining traction on streaming platforms now. Its accompanying music video has already raked in over 500,000 views since its November 28 release. 

As the comedic track continues to resonate with fans far and wide, Alan has his sights set on the new year. 

“2022 will be a year of a bunch more music and touring. I can’t wait to continue to meet more of y’all on the road and keep this thing going,” he shared. “I can’t emphasize how much each of you truly means to me. I wake up and thank God every morning that he has given me this opportunity.”

Fans keep up with Cooper Alan on TikTok and Instagram. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.