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