Inductees Archive

Oliver W. Cooper

Oliver W. Cooper was born in Merriweather County, Georgia, October 24, 1885. The son of Phillip A. and Rachel Francis (Wright) Cooper, he was educated musically in various singing schools and normals in Oklahoma and Tennessee. Mr. Cooper performed with a radio quartet in Birmingham, Alabama, for several years. He was a prolific writer and composed approximately 1,500 songs throughout his life. He served many years as president of the Cullman County, Alabama Singing Convention and worked as a member of the faculty at Hartford Musical Institute. He was musical editor for Hartford Song Books and resided in Cullman, Alabama, until his death.


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Publishing Company

Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Company


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Significant Songs

“Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All”



The Blackwood Brothers singing “Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All”