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    Kellie Coffey

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    We Go On lyrics
    2Finger Prints lyrics
    3Fingerprints lyrics
    4Why Wyoming lyrics
    5What It's Like to Be Me lyrics
    6Whatever It Takes lyrics
    7At the End of the Day lyrics
    8Texas Plates lyrics
    9Love's Funny That Way lyrics
    10The Simple Truth lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1When You Lie Next to Me [2002]
    2Dance with My Father [2004]
    Why I'm Alive [2010]
    4Walk On [Duet Inc.] [2007]
    5Texas Plates [2003]


    Kellie Coffey was born in Moore, Okla., and led a pretty typical, Midwestern, all-American teenage life, a mix of study, extracurricular activities, weekends at the lake, friends, steady boyfriend, school dances and cruising 12th Street, the main drag. Moore has produced a number of notable artists: Toby Keith who attended the same high school as Kellie, though a few years earlier, and songwriter/Arista Nashville artist Brett James is a family friend. After graduation, she enrolled in Oklahoma University, about a half-hour from her home. Though she was majoring in vocal performance and had dreamed about it her entire life, it was not until her junior year that Coffey knew she could have a career as an entertainer. Following her graduation from college, the young singer moved away from the comforts of home to Los Angeles, Calif.

    Getting established in L.A. wasn't easy. To pay the bills Coffey got a job as a singing waitress. She also began writing songs and enrolled in a singing/performance class.

    The ball really started rolling after she made a demo tape that she sent around, and began getting work as a demo singer. During a workshop of a musical, she met Geoff Koch who was playing one of the leads. He wrote songs for several television shows, among them Walker Texas Ranger. Coffey's subtle twang helped her land a job singing and writing songs for the hit television show, a source of income that allowed her to realize her goal of making a living as a singer. As she became more in demand for TV and film session work, demos and jingles, she was able to leave her waitress days behind.

    Coffey began to find her niche as a songwriter and, given her roots, it was not surprising that it was decidedly country. Nashville seemed like the logical next step. "About four years after I moved to L.A., I started making trips to Nashville, checking out the scene and trying to get a deal. Once I became focused on what I really wanted to do, it all started to come together. Doors began to open for me."

    Her friendship with Koch had turned romantic, and she said yes to his marriage proposal. While planning her wedding, she also doubled her efforts to get a deal. The unlikeliest location for a country music showcase would have to be a Kosher Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles, Calif., but following her invitation-only performance at Genghis Cohen, she was offered a development deal by Judy Stakee with Warner-Chappell.

    Before long, she had five strong songs -- she co-wrote all but one -- and with J.D. Martin producing, put together a demo CD, which was sent to all of the A&R people on Music Row. Soon after, she received a call from RCA Label Group's Renee Bell, who invited her to come in for a meeting. Coffey did a very casual set of three songs in the conference room, a performance that prompted an encore for label group head Joe Galante. Before getting back on the plane to L.A., she was signed to a development deal with the label.

    Coffey's first single "When You Lie Next to Me," and her debut album of the same name, were released in 2002. She hit the road as an opening act for Kenny Chesney in early 2003, and George Strait in 2004. A new studio album is expected in early 2004.

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