Coffey Anderson (born 1978) (sometimes using just his mononym Cofféy or Coffey) is an American singer-songwriter originally from Bangs, Texas. His unique brand of country music blends in distinct influences from pop, contemporary Christian, gospel and soul that has attracted many. He came to fame through his YouTube videos and in 2008 took part in Nashville Star.
He has released eight albums so far. His self-titled album Coffey Anderson released on September 28, 2010 on Coffey Entertainment / Dream Records / Universal entered the Billboard 200 at No. 134. Four of his nine albums are general albums: Southern Man (2008), Me and You (2008), Coffee Anderson (2010) and Boots & Jeans (2012) and five Christian albums: Inspiration Vol. 1 (2008), three released in the series Worship Unplugged, Volumes 1 and 2 in 2008, and Vol. 3 in 2011 and Redemption (2013). Anderson also has his own indie label Coffey Entertainment. In 2012, Anderson is unsigned now and working all over the world touring, recording in Los Angeles.
Coffey Anderson is a graduate of Howard Payne University (HPU) where he played college basketball with HPU's Yellow Jackets. Coffey walked away from his first love, basketball, to focus on his music. After graduating in 2002, he moved to Los Angeles, California opting for a musical career and started composing his own material.
Anderson became somewhat well known via his YouTube videos where he sings lively renditions of original and cover materials. singing pop, country and Christian songs. He is also known for his interactive stage performances. Some of his more popular YouTube videos include his compositions "Memphis", "Southern Man" "Rock and Roll Sally", "Can I?" and "Better Today". He has also been involved in Direct-to-Fan networks in the music community, launching his "Direct-to-Fan Live Sessions".
Coffey was briefly a contestant on season 2 of American Idol in 2003, making it to the Hollywood round. Anderson was also one of the 12 finalists on Nashville Star in its sixth and last season, broadcast nationally on NBC with repeats on American and Canadian CMT networks and a companion radio show entitled Nashville Star Radio featuring the week's performances from the television show, as well as exclusive in-studio performances and interviews with the finalists and judges. Coffey Anderson placed 4th overall. In addition to cover renditions, Anderson sang from his own compositions including "Southern Man" from the CD of the same title, and "Rock'n'Roll Sally". He was eliminated in Week 8 (broadcast July 28, 2008) just before the finals. He finished 4th overall out of 12 finalist acts.
Anderson keeps a hectic touring program performing live. On April 30, 2010, Coffey signed a record deal with Los Angeles label Dream Records. His self-titled album Coffey Anderson released on September 28, 2010 is his first charting album on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The first single from the album is "You Are All I'm After" with an accompanying music video. He has followed it up with two new singles, "Seek Your Face" and "Sunshine".
In March 2012, Anderson is independent, living in LA, working on a new pop singer songwriter album, and looking for a great record company to partner with.
Coffey Anderson has a bachelor degree in Ministry from Howard Payne University (HPU). He also played basketball as a second class All American for the HPU Yellow Jackets team in Brownwood, Texas for period 1999–2002. As a basketball player, he had already been chosen All-State, All-West Texas Super Team and All-Area teams for two seasons along with being named District MVP for his junior and senior seasons before joining the Yellow Jackets.
He is married to hip-hop dancer Criscilla Crossland. He has one daughter, Savannah Jean, from a previous marriage a son, Ethan Coffey-David and daughter Emmarie with his second wife, Criscilla Crossland Anderson.