Clay Cooper

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Clayton Stephens "Clay" Cooper

(Country musician in
Branson, Missouri)

Clay Cooper 2012.jpg

Born March 25, 1970
Reared in Wylie

Collin County, Texas

Political Party Republican
Spouse (1) Shelli Lynn Cooper Pryor (divorced)

(2) Tina Marissa Silva Cooper (married 1999)
Daughter from first marriage:
Cassidy Laine Cooper
Sons from second marriage:
Colton and Caden Cooper

Religion Christian
The Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson, Missouri

Clayton Stephens Cooper, known as Clay Cooper (born May 25, 1970),[1] is a country musician whose Clay Cooper Country Express is based in the resort city of Branson, Missouri.[2]

Cooper was reared by a musical family in Wylie in Collin County some twenty miles northeast of downtown Dallas, Texas. A grandmother played the piano for the Wylie Baptist Church and offered piano lessons for twenty years. His father played guitar and performed at local country music gatherings. At the age of fourteen, Cooper first began singing at the Wylie Opry, at which he performed until 1986, when he joined the youth band, the Texas Goldminors, and moved to Branson. He performed in the Ozarks Country Jubilee and has also worked for the Country Review Show in Eureka Springs in northwestern Arkansas, In 1989, Evergreen Records of Nashville, Tennessee, released his single, "A Little Ground in Texas” which reached No. 60 on the Cash Box Charts. In 2003, Cooper became the leading male vocalist in Paul Harris Live with his friend, Paul Harris.[3] With his second wife, the former Tina Marissa Silva (born October 5, 1970), a native of Oklahoma[4]whom he married in 1999, he established Clay Cooper's Country Express in 2005. The Coopers have two sons, Colton (born 2003) and Caden (born 2005). He has a daughter, Cassidy Laine Cooper[3] (born August 18, 1994),[3][5] from his previous marriage to the former Shelli Lynn Stanton (born November 25, 1969), since Shelli Pryor of Sachse near Dallas, Texas.[6]

Cooper and his cast of twenty-four fellow musicians[3] entertain up to five times weekly at his Clay Cooper Theatre across from the Titanic Museum on the Highway 76 "Strip" in Branson. His shows often have a patriotic theme and espouse conservative values but with significant songs from the modern era. He also banters with select members from the audience. Discounts for service veterans are available.[7] He even encourages his audience to carry concealed weapons into the theater to enhance security.

See also


  1. Clayton Cooper. Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  2. The Official site of Clay Cooper. Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Cast. Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  4. Tina Cooper. Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  5. Cassidy Cooper. Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  6. Tina Cooper. Retrieved on April 23, 2018.
  7. Performing at the Clay Cooper Theatre. Retrieved on April 23, 2018.