Paul McCoy

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Paul McCoy
McCoy in concert in February 2008
Background information
Birth name Paul McCoy
Born (1981-09-07) September 7, 1981 (age 33)
Florence, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres Post-grunge, alternative rock, alternative metal, Christian rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, guitarist
Years active 2000–present
Labels UMG

Paul McCoy (born September 7, 1981) is an American musician. He is the lead singer and main-songwriter of Louisiana post-grunge band 12 Stones.


McCoy grew up in Florence, Mississippi, until December 1991, when his family moved to Slidell, Louisiana. He became a Christian later in life. While in 5th grade, they moved to Mandeville, Louisiana, where he stayed for the rest of his education and where his parents still live. He was signed to Wind-Up Records less than 15 months after his senior year at Fontainebleau High School. He provided guest vocals in the Evanescence song "Bring Me to Life" and appeared in the music video. The song later went on to win a Grammy Award.

Musical background[edit]

McCoy has never had any formal musical training. His dad bought him his first electric guitar from a pawn shop in Jackson, Mississippi for Christmas when he was 12 years old.