Although Copper was officially formed in 2000 within the Knoxville campus from the University of Tennessee, the band’s origins actually get back to Beckley, WV, where singer and guitarist Keith Wallen and lead guitarist Shane Bragg have been friends because the 1st grade. The set ultimately teamed up for periodic acoustic displays, but only started seriously placing a band collectively while Wallen was going to university at UT and Bragg was enrolled at Middle Tennessee Condition University or college in Murfreesboro. The initial lineup included Wallen, Bragg (who experienced relocated to Knoxville), bass participant Brad Reynolds, and what ended up being a rotating couple of drummers — which was the team that documented Copper’s debut recording, Exchange, which arrived in 2001. Drummer and vocalist Brack Owens became a member of immediately after Exchange premiered, another album, The Delicate Fall, was documented with maker Travis Wyrick and released in 2003. Bragg opted to keep the band at this time, and was changed on lead acoustic guitar by Shawn Lickliter.