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. His songs would find their way to over 30 major market radio stations and his latest band to be touted as one of VH1's and Musician Magazine's Top 10 Unsigned bands in America. His songs have been selected by ESPN to be the backdrop for nationally televised major events such as the X-Games. In 2001, Eric began working as a solo artist, in which he has carefully crafted an entirely new arsenal of inspiring and moving songs out of his home studio in Buford, Georgia. He is currently releasing his solo album entitled 'Cross Over'. Eric Michael Hopper currently holds the #1 spot on the myspace music country chart out of over 22,000 artists and has consistently maintained this position for over 8 months. He has also at one point reached the #4 position on the pop chart out of over 80,000 artists, and #10 of all artists and genres of over 1.3 million artists worldwide, again showing his diversity in appeal to mutiple genres of music. The inspiration for the record is mirrored in every track by his true-life struggle and journey.