The Cox Family

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The Cox Family is an American country/ bluegrass music group from Cotton Valley in Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana, United States. The Cox Family can be heard on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Their 1994 collaboration with Alison Krauss, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. They were nominated for a Grammy for their album Beyond the City. They may also be heard on the Traveller (1997) motion picture soundtrack with their renditions of the Carter Family's "I'm Thinking Tonight, of My Blue Eyes" and "Sweeter Than the Flowers". In 2015 they released Gone Like the Cotton, their first album for nearly 20 years.

Members[edit]

  • Evelyn Cox (born June 20, 1959) - guitar, vocals
  • Lynn Cox (born October 11, 1960) - bass, vocals
  • Sidney Cox (born July 21, 1965) - banjo, dobro, guitar, vocals
  • Suzanne Cox (born June 5, 1967) - mandolin, vocals
  • Willard Cox (born June 9, 1937) - fiddle, vocals
  • Dennis Sunderman - bass

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Grass US Heat
Quiet Storm
  • Release date: unknown
  • Label: Wilcox Records
Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
  • Release date: January 28, 1994
  • Label: Rounder Records
Beyond the City
  • Release date: April 25, 1995
  • Label: Rounder Records
Just When We're Thinking It's Over
Gone Like the Cotton
  • Release date: October 23, 2015
  • Label: Rounder Records
1 23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
1993 "Cry, Baby, Cry" Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone
1994 "Walk Over God's Heaven" (with Alison Krauss) I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
1996 "Runaway" Just When We're Thinking It's Over
1997 "Cry, Baby, Cry" (re-issue)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1994 "Walk Over God's Heaven" (with Alison Krauss)[1] Joanne Gardner
1996 "Runaway"[2] John Lloyd Miller

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CMT : Videos : Alison Krauss : Walk Over God's Heaven". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : The Cox Family : Runaway". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 6, 2012.

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