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Ross Copperman (born October 1, 1982) is a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter and producer with 20 number one radio hits. After his experience as an artist in the UK, Copperman discovered his talent for writing and producing country music. He has written several #1 songs including notable hits like Billy Currington's "Don't It", Luke Bryan's "Strip It Down" and Keith Urban's "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16". Copperman has also produced for several artists including Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, and Jake Owen among others. Recently, Copperman's song "Woman, Amen" recorded by Dierks Bentley charted at #1 on the Billboard Country Charts on June 11, 2018.[1] Kenny Chesney's single "Get Along" was also co-penned by Copperman, adding to his list of 19 #1 country singles. Copperman continues to impact weekly Billboard country charts in collaboration with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Nashville.[2]

Ross Copperman
Ross Copperman
Background information
Born (1982-10-01) October 1, 1982 (age 37)
OriginRoanoke, Virginia, U.S.
  • Producer
  • songwriter
  • artist
Years active2002–present
Associated actsBrett Eldredge


Early lifeEdit

Copperman was born an grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. He attended Glenvar High School in Roanoke County.[3] He started playing the piano at age 3, and started writing songs in college at James Madison University. The first song he wrote is titled "Fly Away", and it appears on his studio debut album. He says that it was only after the urging of his teacher (who had listened to this song) that he was convinced to take up music professionally.

Early careerEdit

Ross signed with Sony Records in the UK and began working on his debut album in 2006. The first single he released, "As I Choke", managed to be the most popular iTunes Single Of The Week in the UK, notching up 36,457 downloads in a one-week period.[4]

  • His second single, "All She Wrote", entered the UK top 40 in May 2007, and was featured in a couple of American TV shows.
  • The third single, "Found You", was released a few months later.
  • His debut album, Welcome to Reality, was released on May 28, 2007.
  • Ross Copperman's original Christmas song "Christmas Time" was released on iTunes on November 20, 2008.
  • Ross Copperman's EP "This is Ross Copperman" was released on iTunes on November 16, 2009.

Present careerEdit

Despite the success of his UK debut, Copperman decided to relocate to Nashville to focus on songwriting and production. In this period he wrote other notable hits including, "Glass" by Thompson Square, "Tip It On Back" by Dierks Bentley, "Pirate Flag" by Kenny Chesney, "Lay Low" by Josh Turner, "Trouble" by Gloriana and Prizefighter" by Trisha Yearwood.

Ross has had numerous major synch placements in TV shows and movies such as: CSI: NY, The Vampire Diaries, The Biggest Loser, NCIS, Nashville and Grey's Anatomy which featured his song "The Stars Are On Your Side" in S15, E22.

Awards & NominationsEdit

Year Association Category Recipient Result Ref
2014 Country Music Association Awards Country Album Of The Year Dierks Bentley's Riser Nominated [5]
2015 Grammy Awards Country Album Of The Year Dierks Bentley's Riser Nominated [6]
Country Music Association Awards CMA Double Triple Play Award Himself, for being a songwriter on 6 #1 songs in a 12-month period Won [7]
2016 Country Music Association Awards CMA Double Triple Play Award Himself, for being a songwriter on 6 #1 songs in a 12-month period Won [8]
Academy of Country Music Awards Songwriter Of The Year Himself Won [9]
BMI Awards Songwriter Of The Year Himself Won [10]
2017 Country Music Association Awards CMA Triple Play Award Himself, for being a songwriter on 3 #1 songs in a 12-month period Won [11]
BMI Awards Songwriter Of The Year Himself Won [12]
GMA Awards Dove Award for Worship Album of the Year For production of Never Lose Sight by Chris Tomlin Won [13]
2018 Country Music Association Awards Musical Event Of The Year For production of "Burning Man" by Dierks Bentley with The Brothers Osborne Nominated [14]
Country Music Association Awards Album Of The Year Dierks Bentley's The Mountain Nominated [15]
Country Music Association Awards Album Of The Year For Production of Keith Urbans Graffiti U Nominated [16]
Academy of Country Music Awards Song Of The Year Keith Urbans "Female" Nominated [17]
2019 Academy of Country Music Awards Musical Event Of The Year For production of "Burning Man" by Dierks Bentley with The Brothers Osborne Won [18]
Academy of Country Music Awards Album Of The Year Dierks Bentley's The Mountain Nominated [19]
Academy of Country Music Awards Songwriter Of The Year Himself Nominated [20]
Grammy Awards Best Country Song Blake Shelton's "I Lived It" Nominated [21]



  • 2003: Believe
  • 2007: Welcome to Reality
  • 2009: This Is Ross Copperman
  • 2012: Holding On and Letting Go
  • 2012: My Love Will
  • 2013: Lighthouse Shine EP


  • 2006: "As I Choke" (iTunes Single)
  • 2007: "All She Wrote"
  • 2007: "Found You"
  • 2008: "Bleeding Love"
  • 2008: "Christmas Time"
  • 2015: "Hunger"

Number One HitsEdit

Listed are the #1 country hits Ross Copperman has co-written, as recorded by the artists below:


  • "Beat of the Music", recorded by Brett Eldredge
  • "Point At You", recorded by Justin Moore


  • "Confession", recorded by Florida Georgia Line


  • "Don't It", recorded by Billy Currington
  • "Drunk On Your Love", recorded by Brett Eldredge
  • "Lose My Mind", recorded by Brett Eldredge
  • "Smoke", recorded by A Thousand Horses
  • "Strip It Down", recorded by Luke Bryan


  • "American Country Love Song", recorded by Jake Owen
  • "Break On Me", recorded by Keith Urban
  • "I Know Somebody", recorded by LoCash
  • "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16", recorded by Keith Urban
  • "Setting The World On Fire", recorded by Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk


  • "If I Told You", recorded by Darius Rucker
  • "Wanna Be That Song", recorded by Brett Eldredge
  • "Black", recorded by Dierks Bentley


  • "Get Along", recorded by Kenny Chesney
  • "Woman, Amen", recorded by Dierks Bentley


  • ”Love Someone”, recorded by Brett Eldredge
  • "Love Ain't", recorded by the Eli Young Band

Songwriting discographyEdit

Year Artist Album Song Title Co-written with
2011 Dia Frampton Dia Frampton "The Broken Ones" Dia Frampton, Tom Shapiro
Jennette McCurdy Jennette McCurdy "Generation Love" Tom Douglas, Heather Morgan
Thompson Square Thompson Square "Glass" Jon Nite
Chris Young Neon "Save Water, Drink Beer" Jon Nite, Megan Connor
2012 Dierks Bentley Home "Tip It On Back" Jon Nite, Tully Kennedy
Country & Cold Cans "Summer On Fire" Brett Beavers, Ryan Tyndell
Brandon Heath Blue Mountain "Jesus in Disguise" Brandon Heath, Lee Thomas Miller
"Love Does" Brandon Heath, Lee Thomas Miller
"In The Dust" Brandon Heath, Lee Thomas Miller
"Diamond" Brandon Heath, Lee Thomas Miller
"Dyin' Day" Brandon Heath, Lee Thomas Miller
JT Hodges JT Hodges "Goodbyes Made You Mine" JT Hodges, Jon Nite
Jana Kramer Jana Kramer "One Of The Boys" Jana Kramer, Jon Nite
2013 Kenny Chesney Life on a Rock "Pirate Flag" David Lee Murphy
Brett Eldredge Bring You Back "Beat of the Music" Brett Eldredge, Heather Morgan
"Bring You Back" Heather Morgan
"Go On Without Me" Brett Eldredge, Natalie Hemby
Scotty McCreery See You Tonight "Get Gone With You" Lynn Hutton, Tammi Hutton
Justin Moore Off The Beaten Path "Point at You" Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
Thompson Square Just Feels Good "Run" Michael Davey
Keith Urban Fuse "Black Leather Jacket" Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston
"Love's Poster Child" Heather Morgan
"Even The Stars Fall 4 U" Keith Urban, David Lee Murphy
"She's My 11" Keith Urban, Jaren Johnston
2014 Blake Shelton Bringing Back the Sunshine "I Need My Girl" Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
Trisha Yearwood PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit "PrizeFighter" Jessi Alexander, Sarah Buxton
Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes "Angel" Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson
"Confession" Rodney Clawson, Matt Jenkins
Dallas Smith Lifted "Heat Rises" Rodney Clawson, Jaren Johnston
"Just Say When" Rodney Clawson, Ben Hayslip
2015 Eli Young Band Turn It On "Plastic" Ashley Gorley, Jeremy Stover, Mike Eli
"Your Place Or Mine" Jeremy Stover, Mike Eli, Jon Jones
"Drink You Up" Jeremy Stover, Mike Eli, Jon Jones
Billy Currington Summer Forever "Don't It" Ashley Gorley, Jaren Johnston
Josh Turner Upcoming Album "Lay Low" Tony Martin, Mark Nesler
Gloriana Three "Trouble" Rachel Reinert, Mike Gossin, Jon Nite
A Thousand Horses Southernality "Smoke" Michael Hobby, Jon Nite
Jake Owen N/A "Real Life" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley
Brett Eldredge Illinois "Fire" Brett Eldredge, Jon Nite
"You Can't Stop Me (featuring Thomas Rhett)" Brett Eldredge, Heather Morgan
"Lose My Mind" Brett Eldredge, Heather Morgan, Brian Burton, Thomas Calloway, Gian Franco Reverberi, Gian Piero Reverberi
"Wanna Be That Song" Brett Eldredge, Scooter Carusoe
"If You Were My Girl" Brett Eldredge, Jon Nite
"Just A Taste" Brett Eldredge, Heather Morgan
"Drunk on Your Love" Brett Eldredge
"Shadow" Brett Eldredge, Heather Morgan
"Going Away For Awhile" Brett Eldredge, Heather Morgan
2016 Jake Owen American Love "Where I Am" Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey
"Everybody Dies Young" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Scott Stepakoff
"You Ain't Going Nowhere" Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley
"American Country Love Song" Ashley Gorley, Jaren Johnston
Keith Urban Ripcord "Break on Me" Jon Nite
"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Dallas Smith Side Effects "Sky Stays This Blue" Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne
"Autograph" Nicolle Clawson, Haley Georgia
"I'm Already Gone" Rodney Clawson, Marv Green
"Twelve Pack Soundtrack" Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins
Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice N/A "A Little More Love" Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Kristi Neumann
LoCash The Fighters "I Know Somebody" Jeremy Stover, Rhett Akins
Darius Rucker When Was the Last Time "If I Told You" Jon Nite, Shane McAnally
Kenny Chesney Cosmic Hallelujah "Noise" Jon Nite, Kenny Chesney, Shane McAnally
"Setting the World on Fire" feat. Pink Josh Osborne, Matt Jenkins
Dierks Bentley Black "Black" Dierks Bentley, Ashley Gorley
Eli Young Band Fingerprints "Saltwater Gospel" Ashley Gorley, Nicolle Gallyon
Joe Nichols N/A "Undone" Josh Osborne, Trevor Rosen
2017 Gary Allan N/A "Mess Me Up" Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally
Parmalee 27861 "Sunday Morning" Josh Osborne, Matt Thomas
Chase Rice Lambs & Lions (album) "Three Chords and the Truth" Jon Nite, Chase Rice
Dierks Bentley Black (Dierks Bentley album) "What the Hell Did I Say" Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear
Justin Moore Kinda Don't Care "Kinda Don't Care" Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
Keith Urban Graffiti U "Female" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Blake Shelton Texoma Shore "I Lived It" Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Ashley Gorley
2018 LANCO Hallelujah Nights "Born to Love You" Ashley Gorley, Brandon Lancaster, Josh Osborne
Dierks Bentley The Mountain "Woman, Amen" Dierks Bentley, Josh Kear
"Living" Jon Nite
"Nothing On But the Stars" Dierks Bentley, Jon Nite
"Goodbye in Telluride" Dierks Bentley, Scooter Carusoe, Ashley Gorley
"Son of the Sun" Dierks Bentley, Jon Nite, Jon Randall
"Stranger To Myself" Heather Morgan, Dierks Bentley
Kenny Chesney Single Release "Get Along" Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Mat Kearney Crazytalk "Sleeping at the Wheel" Heather Morgan, Mat Kearney, Oumou Sangare
Eli Young Band Single Release "Love Ain't" Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally
Brett Eldredge Single Release "Love Someone" Heather Morgan, Brett Eldredge
2019 King Calaway King Calaway "World For Two" James Abrahart, Josh Osborne

Select production discographyEdit

Year Artist Song(s)/Album Notes
2012 JT Hodges "Goodbyes Made You Mine" Producer
The Dirty Guv'nahs Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies (Album) Producer
Hayden Panettiere "Love Like Mine, Used" (The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1) Producer
Hayden Panettiere & Charles Esten "Undermine" (The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1) Producer
Connie Britton "Already Gone" (Nashville Season 1) Producer
2013 Brett Eldredge "Beat of the Music", "Bring You Back", "Go On Without Me" (Bring You Back_ Producer
Keith Urban "She's My 11" (Fuse Producer
Clare Bowen & Charles Esten "This Time" (The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1) Producer
Aubrey Peeples Tell Me (Nashville Season 2) Producer
Phil Vassar "Love Is Alive" Producer
2014 Dierks Bentley Riser (Album) - #1 Country Album Producer
2015 Dierks Bentley Black (Dierks Bentley album) Producer
Eli Young Band Fingerprints (Eli Young Band album) Producer
Brett Eldredge "Fire", "You Can't Stop Me", "Lose My Mind", "Wanna Be That Song", "Time Well Spent", "If You Were My Girl",

"Just A Taste", "Drunk On Your Love", "Shadow", "Going Away For Awhile" (Illinois)

Jake Owen "Real Life" Co-Producer w/Shane McAnally
Chris Tomlin "Good Good Father" (TBA) Producer
Drake White Extended Plays Producer
2016 Jake Owen "American Love", "After Midnight", "Where I Am", "Everybody Dies Young", "LAX", "If He Ain't Gonna Love You", "You Ain't Going Nowhere", "American Country Love Song" Co-produced w/Shane McAnally, Luke Laird
Chris Tomlin "God and God Alone" (Passion) Producer
2017 Dierks Bentley "Hold The Light" (Only the Brave (2017 film), "The Mountain" Producer
Darius Rucker "Bring It On", "Life's Too Short", "If I Told You", "Hands On Me", "Story to Tell" Producer, Composer, Engineer
Brett Eldredge "Love Someone", "Superhero", "The Reason", "Haven't Met You", "Heartbreaker" Producer, Composer, Engineer
Keith Urban "Female" Producer
2018 Dierks Bentley "Woman, Amen", "Living", "Nothing On But the Stars", "Goodbye in Telluride", "Son of the Sun", "Stranger To Myself" Producer, Assistant Engineer, Composer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Percussion, Programming, Vocals (Background)

Mixing creditsEdit

Artist Song Album
Brett Eldredge "You Can't Stop Me (featuring Thomas Rhett)" Illinois
Dierks Bentley Back Porch Riser


  1. ^ Asker, Jim. "Can We Get an 'Amen'? Dierks Bentley Rules Country Airplay; FGL Makes History With 3 in Hot Country Songs Top 10". Billboard.
  2. ^ "Sony/ATV". Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  3. ^ the ross blog: August 2005
  4. ^ Ross Copperman: Pop's overnight sensation - Features, Music -
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