Trevor Hooper - Australian Lyricist
Tell us about yourself and your music
I was raised on music at home and at school, although I never studied it in my later years at school. My mother always told me that I could write so I now write lyrics for songs. How I got into Country Music was back in 1994 where I heard 3 songs; SOLD by John Michael Montgomery, THAT’S AS CLOSE AS I’LL GET TO LOVIN’ YOU by Aaron Tippin and MY MARIA by Brooks and Dunn. From then on, I was hooked.
Talk to us more about your latest release
It’s been in the works since 2007 as it’s been an on-again/off-again project.
What inspired you to write this release?
It’s the culmination of years of writing lyrics for demos till I eventually came to the best 16 songs.
Describe the writing and recording process
I’m pretty blessed that I can sit down and write at any time. Now, I have a Nashville co-writer in Aaron Bozwell, I’m learning to become more disciplined in the way I write.
Any plans to hit the road?
I’m a writer, not a singer or a performer but I’ll be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee in April 2020 to complete my next project with Aaron Bozwell.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
It’s a mixture of Christian/Country Pop and Popular music.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Keith Urban, Reba, Ronnie Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Brooks & Dunn, and Maren Morris
Who are your biggest influences?
Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Brooks & Dunn, and Keith Urban
Tell us about your passions
CASI; Christians Against Social Injustice: facebook.com/Christians-Against-Social-Injustice-. We fight to raise awareness of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Homelessness and Suicide and how they’re all interrelated.
What else is happening next in your world?
Continuing to write for my latest project with Aaron Bozwell and prepare for our 9 day trip to Nashville, Tennessee in April 2020.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Trevor Hooper