Coffey Anderson

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Coffey Anderson
Birth name Cofféy Anderson
Born 1978 (age 37–38)
Origin Bangs, Texas, United States
Genres Country,
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Coffey Global LLC / Dream
Associated acts Darius Rucker
Website iCoffey.com

Coffey Anderson (born 1978) (sometimes using just his mononym Cofféy or Coffey) is an American country, Internet personality, and singer-songwriter originally from Bangs, Texas. 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. Five of his eleven albums are general albums: Southern Man (2008), Me and You (2008), Coffee Anderson (2010), Boots & Jeans (2012) and This Is Me (2016) and a few faith based albums: Inspiration Vol. 1 (2008), three released in the series Worship Unplugged, Volumes 1 and 2 in 2008, and Vol. 3 in 2011, Redemption (2013) and God Is Enough (2015). He also released Kids Songs EP (2015). Unsigned to any label, Anderson founded his own indie label Coffey Entertainment and tours extensively. New found viral fame came to Anderson when he uploaded a video that garnered 37 million views on his Facebook.

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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".[2]

Anderson keeps a hectic touring program performing live.[3] On April 30, 2010, Coffey signed a record deal with Los Angeles label Dream Records.[4] 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 an independent unsigned artist living in Los Angeles. In February 2015, he moved with his family to Nashville to pursue bigger opportunities. He tours extensively giving on stage concerts as well as church and public events, performs in fairs, rodeos, and Christian faith-based shows. He has performed on Fox and Friends, Glenn Beck's The Blaze, CMT, TBN, NBC and many others.

In popular culture[edit]

Coffey was briefly a contestant on season 2 of American Idol in 2003, making it to the Hollywood round.[5]

Coffey had a small walk on during the series run of Life Goes On.

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.[6] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Coffey Anderson has a bachelor's degree in Ministry from Howard Payne University (HPU).[5] He also played basketball as a second class All American for the HPU Yellow Jackets team in Brownwood, Texas for period 1999–2002.[7] 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.[8] He has one daughter, Savannah Jean, from a previous marriage a son, Ethan Coffey-David and daughter Emmarie Grace-Gloria with his second wife, Criscilla Crossland Anderson.

He is involved in charity, notably partnering with the Military Warriors Support Foundation based in San Antonio, Texas in order to help raise funds to award mortgage free homes to wounded war heroes.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album details Peak chart positions Tracklist
US US Heat US Christ US Indie
Southern Man
Me and You
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: self-released
The Inspiration Vol. 1
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: self-released
Worship Unplugged Vol. 1
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: self-released
Worship Unplugged Vol. 2
  • Release date: 2009
  • Label: self-released
Coffey Anderson 134 4 11 21
Worship Unplugged Vol. 3
  • Release date: December 9, 2011
  • Label: self-released
Boots & Jeans
  • Release date: September 3, 2012
  • Label: self-released
Redemption
  • Release date: December 2, 2013
  • Label: self-released
God Is Enough
  • Release date: October 9, 2015
  • Label: self-released
This Is Me
  • Release date: January 15, 2016
  • Label: self-released

EPS[edit]

Album details Peak chart positions Tracklist
US US Heat US Christ US Indie
Kids Songs EP

Videography[edit]

  • 2010: "You Are All I'm After / Free"[9]
  • 2013: "2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed"[10]
  • 2013: "Mighty to Save"[11]
  • 2013: "15 Minutes"[12]
  • 2014: "Better Today"[13]
  • 2014: "Hillbilly Gangster"[14]
  • 2014: "All the Way to Texas"[15]
  • 2014: "Mr Red White and Blue"[16]
  • 2015: "Magazine Girl"[17]
  • 2016: "Tacos and Margaritas"[18]
  • 2016: "I Wanna Be Your Cowboy"[19]

Appearances in other media[edit]

In February 2013, Taco Bell used a Spanish version of Lionel Richie's "Hello", sung by Anderson, in their Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos commercial.[20]

In 2016, Anderson recorded an instructional video titled "Stop the Violence Safety Video for When You Get Pulled Over by the Police".[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "coffeysouthernman". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Coffey Anderson recording (iCoffey.com) NEW ALBUM". Ustream.TV. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Country Singer Coffey Anderson To Join Celebs At Valerie Fund Event @ Top40-Charts.com - New Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Top40-charts.com. 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
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  6. ^ "Coffey Anderson talks about 'Nashville Star' and his future plans". Reality TV World. 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  7. ^ "Howard Payne Athletics - HPU Basketball Alumni Making His Mark On Nashville Star". Hpusports.com. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  8. ^ "GALWAY FASHION REVOLUTION | Fibourke's Blog". Fibourke.wordpress.com. 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  9. ^ "Coffey Anderson - "You Are All I'm After" "FREE" | iCoffey.com". YouTube. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  10. ^ "Too Blessed To Be Stressed - Coffey (Christian Music Songs) Part 1". YouTube. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  11. ^ "Hillsong United - Mighty To Save - Coffey". YouTube. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  12. ^ "Coffey Anderson - "15 Minutes" (New Country Music) on itunes". YouTube. 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  13. ^ "Best Wedding Song EVER - Better Today - Coffey Anderson (on iTunes and GooglePlay)". YouTube. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  14. ^ "Country Rap - Hillbilly Gangster - Coffey (on iTunes)". YouTube. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  15. ^ "Coffey - All The Way To Texas - Song about Cancer". YouTube. 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  16. ^ "Best Patriotic Song EVER - Mr Red White and Blue - Coffey Anderson (on iTunes)". YouTube. 2014-11-10. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  17. ^ "Coffey Anderson - Magazine Girl - (New Country Music) on iTunes". YouTube. 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  18. ^ "Coffey Anderson - Tacos and Margaritas - Country Music Songs". YouTube. 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  19. ^ "I Wanna Be Your Cowboy - New Country Music - Coffey Anderson". YouTube. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  20. ^ Andrew, Unterberger. "Sing Más: Talking to the Guys Behind the Taco Bell Ads with the Spanish-Translated Pop Songs". Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  21. ^ Peter Holley (July 11, 2016). "How Philando Castile’s killing changed the way blacks talk about surviving traffic stops - The Washington Post". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 

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