Stephen Cochran

Stephen Cochran

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Stephen Cochran is a US Marine, Iraq War Vet and Aria Nashville Recording artist with a high energy show that will leave your audiences craving more. Crowds love his energy, women love his looks, men love his attitude and service men & women love his honor. You will NOT be disappointed!!

Biography

By watching Stephen Cochran on stage, you would never know that just 5 years ago he was hit by an I.E.D. Blast in Afghanastan and was told he'd never walk again. What you WOULD be able to figure out is that he comes from a Music Row pedigree, a soldier’s sense of purpose and a lifetime’s worth of stories. Stephen exploded onto the country music scene in 2007 with a critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album that captured the hearts of fans, critics and a lot of everyday heroes. Born in Pikeville, Kentucky and raised in the creative heart of Nashville’s songwriting and recording community, Cochran watched his Dad, known as Steve Cochran, wrestle with the machinery of Music Row as a struggling songwriter and artist back in the '70s. Country greats Bobby Bare and the late Del Reeves are just a couple of the characters that drifted in and out of the Cochran home. “That was my school, coming home and watching Dad practice and play and write,” he says. “With Dad doing his music hustle, I was raised in the business and I learned the ins and outs. I love music, and that’s what he instilled in me.” Cochran’s life on his way to his own country music career is about as real as it gets. Following the tragic events of 9/11, with his career just getting off the ground, Cochran did an about face, joining the Marines’ elite reconnaissance division and headed straight to Iraq. He returned safely, but wasn’t so lucky on his next overseas tour – to Afghanistan. After losing a good friend to enemy fire, Cochran returned home with a broken back and a newfound determination to make his country music dream come true. He used his recovery time well, digging deep to reignite his passion for songwriting. “I love the Marine Corps,” Cochran says. “Everything they did for me structured my life and gave me the drive to know that I can do anything I want to do.” In a town where an artist’s “story” is routinely embellished by teams of publicists, Cochran’s background is as refreshingly real as his music. His debut garnered critical raves and respectable airplay, but it only hinted at the power and the depth of Cochran's upcoming sophomore effort. With it's infectious summertime chorus and making-the-best-of-the-bad-times message, leadoff single "Wal-Mart Flowers" is generating fan excitement and lighting up radio request lines since its official April 13 release. At every step along the way, even as he's built one of country music most promising careers and lived the non-stop touring life of a new artist, at every turn Cochran has taken time and leveraged his newfound celebrity status to benefit his fellow veterans. One example is his work with the Coalition to Salute Heroes, an organization that provides tools and therapy to returning veterans. Cochran has played countless benefit shows that have help raise funds for severely wounded veterans. Through his efforts, Cochran has helped transform lives and raise funds through his music. “The way I was raised was to be thankful to this country for being able to do our dream, and my dream is music,” Cochran says. “These soldiers and their families have sacrificed so much for this great country, and it's an honor and a privelege to do whatever I can whenever I can to salute them and to help them." Between road gigs, Cochran has been in the studio co-producing his upcoming sophomore album with longtime producer Jim Allison. Having recently filmed the video for "Wal-Mart Flowers" in front of a rowdy, packed house full of fans at Chevy's Niteclub in Hammond, Louisiana, Cochran is anxious to get his new songs out there and take on the world, one honky tonk at a time. "My goal all along has been was to build that bridge – between the newer country listeners who want to rock a little and those who love the heritage of country,” Cochran says. “I really believe God puts everyone here on earth to do something, and I know I was bred to do this music.”

Lyrics

Walmart FLowers

Written By: Thom Shephard, Vinney

Well I’m broke as hell and that’s the truth
But what’s a poor boy supposed to do?
When he wants to show the one he loves how much he cares

Well all day long she’s been on my mind
It’s why I stopped in the lot with the blue and white sign
I knew just what to get when I pulled in there

Well pleasing my baby don’t cost a lot
So I’m gonna spend the last little bit I got

[Chorus]
On some walmart flowers and a mason jar
Funny lovey-dovey 99 cent card
A diet coke and a candy bar
Yeah, I know what she likes

It don’t matter that I got them at a deep discount
She don’t care it’s the thought that counts
Never ever underestimate the power
Of some home grown lovin and some walmart flowers

Here we go!

A little two tap now on her front door
She wasn’t expecting me I’m sure
By the way her pretty little smile lit up her face
She said “what you got there behind your back?”
You must be up to something with a grin like that
When I went down my bargain bin bouquet
She ‘bout knocked me down with a big ol' hug
And so much lovin and it’s all because

[Chorus]
Some walmart flowers and a mason jar
Funny lovey-dovey 99 cent card
A diet coke and a candy bar
Yeah, I know what she likes

It don’t matter that I got them at a deep discount
She don’t care it’s the thought that counts
Never ever underestimate the power
Of some home grown lovin and some walmart flowers

Well I came for a diamond ring
But my baby don’t need expensive things
She said all she really needs
Is little old me

And some walmart flowers and a mason jar
Funny lovey-dovey 99 cent card
A diet coke and a candy bar
Yeah, I know what she likes

It don’t matter that I got them at a deep discount
She don’t care it’s the thought that counts
Never ever underestimate the power
Of some home grown lovin and some walmart flowers

And a mason jar
Funny lovey-dovey 99 cent card
A diet coke and a candy bar
Yeah, I know what she likes

That’s right!

Discography

Stephen Cochran LP
1 Friday Night Fireside
2 Four Chords and Seven Beers Ago
3 We're Alright
4 One Good Country Song
5 Let It Rain
6 Two Shades of Lipstick
7 Leave My Country Alone
8 Everything We Knew
9 Thinkin' I'm Drinkin'
10 Love Her Like a River
11 Old School
12 Angel Choir
13 When A Hero Falls

Walmart Flowers (single from sophmore album still in production)

Radio Play on Billboard / Mediabase:
Friday Night Fireside
Everything We Knew
Thinkin I'm Drinkin
Walmart Flowers

Set List

Songs that we pull from for a Typical 1 hour show:
REDNECK SON OF THE SOUTH
ALRIGHT THE WAY WE ARE
DIXIELAND DELIGHT
FRIDAY NIGHT FIRESIDE
IF YOU’RE READING THIS
TWO SHADES OF LIPSTICK
OUTLAW MEDLEY
TEMPTED
MARY JANE’S LAST DANCE
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
WAL-MART FLOWERS
FAT BOTTOM GIRLS
WHEN A HERO FALLS
TURN THE PAGE
THINKIN’ I’M DRINKIN’
THE FIREMAN
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
CAN’T YOU SEE
ONE GOOD COUNTRY SONG
LEAVE MY COUNTRY ALONE
TWO PINA COLADAS
DINOSAUR
HICKTOWN
HILLBILLY HIGH
LEGENDS IN OUR OWN MIND
LONESOME, ONERY AND MEAN
BIG WINDSHIELD
DOWN HERE
NOWHERE TO GO
LONGHAIR CAN’T COVER UP MY REDNECK
THAT SMELL
O D’D IN DENVER
MARGARITAVILLE
FAST AS YOU
WASH MY HANDS
FAMILY TRADITION
AMARILLO BY MORNING
THE DANCE
CALL ME BY MY NAME
BACK WHERE I COME FROM
HEY JOE
RING OF FIRE
COCAINE BLUES

We can do over 200 songs in country, rock, originals and even some top 40 old school and some newer if needed too.