Peter Cooper: Country Music Journalist and Musician

From an obit in The Nashville Tennessean by Dave Paulson headlined “Peter Cooper, acclaimed country music journalist and musician, dies at 52”:

Peter Cooper, an award-winning country music journalist and Grammy-nominated musician, died Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee, after suffering a head injury from a fall.

A native of South Carolina, Cooper moved to Nashville in 2000, joining The Tennessean as a music writer. He soon established himself as a brilliant, unmistakable voice in country music criticism, filling his stories with earned insight, gentle wit and a well-placed baseball reference.