One-Hit Wonder: Kellie Coffey
She went on stage and sang Tanya Tucker's "Pecos Promenade" and Charley McClain's "Dancing Your Memory Away," and she can be heard at Disney World: Kellie Coffey.
Kellie Coffey is from Moore, Okla. At an early age, she had piano and singing lessons and began singing in church. When Coffey was 9, she went on stage at the Oklahoma Opry and sang songs by Tanya Tucker and Charley McClain, according to her website, www.kelliecoffey.com.
She majored in vocal performance at Oklahoma University. On stage during the annual revue is when she decided she wanted to be a singer. Coffey moved to Los Angeles with a friend and began writing songs about lost love then enrolled in singing and performance classes.
Coffey began work as a demo singer. Then during a workshop she met Geoff Koch, who wrote songs for TV shows. Koch helped Coffey land a job singing for TV, films and jingles. Their friendship turned into a courtship and she said yes to his proposal.
Still writing songs, Coffey made the next step and made trips to Nashville. She had several meetings, and in one of them an impromptu singing demo lead to singing in a studio and making an album.
Her debut album was released in 2002 and released the title track, "When You Lie Next to Me." It was written after the tragic death of a friend about not taking life for granted. It was a Top 10 hit. According to reverbnation.com, Coffey won ACM's 2003 Top New Female Vocalist Award.
Coffey's other albums include from 2009 Why I'm Alive, from 2007 Walk On. She recorded "Dream You Here" for All My Children in 2009.