TJ Cochran had a guitar in his hand from the age of 4, playing on a fireplace in his living room, surrounded by family. He was born in Marietta, Georgia, but was raised in the top left corner of Georgia in a little town called Rome. His country roots originated from driving tractors, plowing fields on his grandpa’s farm, and ending the days writing songs about all of his life experiences of love, fun, and the struggles of life.
He married his wife, Stephanie, in 2015 and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Makenzie and Bryleigh. TJ took his music career to the next step in the summer of 2018 by booking his first show and playing to his first real crowd. His social media fame hit over night with the overwhelming success of his original song about his hometown “Rome, GA”. The LIVE video stream got over 500 shares in 48 hours, and 15,000 views.
He then recorded the song into full production and filmed a music video sponsored by Mudd Sauce, which received over 4,000 shares in one week, and over 50,000 streams on Spotify in one month. At this moment a STAR was born. TJ has since released other new music and has toured all over the country including as far north as Minot, North Dakota, and as far south as Key West, Florida. He has also opened for country music star Josh Phillips who has recently been on tour with Brantley Gilbert. TJ was a nominee for male country artist of the year in Georgia and was voted “Best of Rome” 2019 as local musician.
His latest single “Simple Kinda Life” was played on 94.9 the Bull’s backyard country. TJ plans to release a new single, “Stuck in the middle” in the fall of 2019. For more information about upcoming tour dates and music releases, you can follow him on social media @tjcochranmusic.
Steven Bennett is an attorney specializing in the practice of personal injury law, but also handles divorces and juvenile court cases. He was recently a 2 time winner in the Best of Rome awards, winning the categories of Best Overall Attorney, and Best Personal Injury Attorney. A lifelong resident of Floyd County, he is a graduate of Shorter College and John Marshall Law School.