Artist, producer, writer Eric Michael Hopper began his musical journey at the age of six when he discovered the keys of a piano. From there, he never looked back. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Eric's experiences would inevitably find themselves embedded in song. Over the years, he became the frontman and writer for several bands, where he began playing guitar. This would add a dynamic and certain versatility to his songwriting approach. Eric has spent decades independently and unconventionally building a successful career while crafting heartfelt songs about his journey along the way. His story is a testament to the power of utilizing talent, technology and a do-it-yourself passion for music. His journey has taken him from humble small town beginnings, to making his national television debut on the CBS Early Show as a result of the thousands of fans that have embraced him on the web. With the release of his first CD "Cross Over", he consistently maintained the #1 most viewed pages on the myspace country music chart for nearly 2 years topping over 22,000 artists. Incredibly, at one point he reached the #10 most viewed music pages of over 1.3 million artists of all genres of all artists in the world. He has created an amazing success story through the power of the internet to syndicate his music, to the extent that he has been referred to by FOX television hosts as "a working stiff become cyberspace superstar". In addition, Yahoo.com featured him on their front page as the next country music star. This success he has found through his thousands of online fans has prompted his movement into the mainstream media.
Eric has made appearances on the CBS Early Show, FOX Good Day, and NBC's Daytime. He was also featured on the front page of Yahoo.com. His video for Love at First Sight aired in 11 million comcast digital cable subscriber homes. Eric also held the #1 chart position in the world on the Reverbnation Country Chart for nearly 2 years with the release of his second self-produced CD "Make. Believe.". Over 60 of the Billboard Top 100 Artists now have a presence on Reverbnation.
In addition to Behringer and the Music Group family, Eric Michael Hopper plays and is sponsored by music giants PRS Guitars, Takamine Guitars, MXL Microphones, Mogami Cables, Dean Markley, Overloud Audio Tools, as well as others.
Chronology and Accolades:
-Self produces and writes his CD entitled "Cross" Over from his home studio in Buford Ga
-Eric becomes the #1 most viewed country music artist on myspace.com for over 2 full years
-Eric reaches the #10 most view pages worldwide of 1.3 million artists of all genres of music on myspace.com
-Eric makes his National Television Debut as a Guest and Performer on the CBS Early Show
-Eric makes a TV Guest appearance and performance on FOX Good Day Atlanta
-Eric's Video for his song "Love at First Sight" reaches #1 Top Rated Music Videos and #4 Top Rated Videos of all Videos on YouTube.com
-Featured on Front Page of Yahoo.com
-His video for Love at First Sight is voted onto TV by the online public and begins airing in 11 MILLION Comcast Digital Cable subscriber homes
-Eric appears as a Guest and Performer on NBC's "Daytime" Morning Show syndicated throughout the southeast
-Eric featured again as a performer on NBC's "Daytime"
-Wins $10,000 FAMECAST Nationwide talent competion
-Featured as a centerpiece in The Buckle store's Denim Rocks Ad Campaign
-Writes "Life's Good" Jingle for LG Electronics national campaign on Youtube and earns $18,000 prize package in LG Life's Good Video Contest
-Writes Jingle and directs commercial for HJ Heinz Company- airs in heavy rotation on The Food Network and The Fine Living Network
-Writes jingle for Kohls Rock Like a Star national campaign hosted on Facebook.com. Earns top spot and attends 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards as VIP guest.
-Has received plays in the millions on myspace.com
-Has received MILLIONS of views of his Self Produced Video for his song "Love at First Sight"
-Has recieved over 1 MILLION online views of The One Video
-Referred to by FOX TV host as "a working stiff become cyberspace superstar".
-Voting Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy) in the categories of Producer, Engineer, Vocalist, Songwriter and Recording Artist.
-Reached #1 on Clear Channel NEW Country Chart
-Reached #3 on Clear Channel NEW Adult Chart
-Reached #3 on Clear Channel NEW Hit Music Chart
-Sponsored by/Endorses Behringer (And Music Group family)
-Sponsored by/endorses Paul Reed Smith Guitars
-Sponsored by/endorses MXL Microphones
-Sponsored by/endorses Dean Markley Strings
-Sponsored by/endorses Takamine Guitars
-Sponsored by/endorses The Buckle clothing stores
-Spsonred by/endorsed Overloud Audio Tools
-Sponsored by/endorses Mogami Cables
-Held #1 chart position on the Reverbnation Worldwide Country Chart for nearly 2 years (Over 60 of the Billboard Top 100 Artists now have a presence on Reverbnation)
-Is a good guy and is respectful to others.
-As of July 2012 has a signed up street team of nearly 9000 strong