In show business, they say never to work with children or animals. And indeed, both can be unpredictable. But when country singer-songwriter Coffey Anderson’s little boy ran out on stage to dance along with the music, it actually worked really well.
Coffey Anderson grew up in a small town in central Texas. His dad worked at the local jail while his mom taught English at a junior high school. His musical talents really started to flourish in his college years at Howard Payne University. He borrowed a guitar from his then-girlfriend’s father and began working on chords while singing in his dorm room. Before long, fellow students were dropping by to listen. His six foot five inch height got him a place on the university’s basketball team, but music is where his real talent lay.
Whether he’s playing country, pop, or Christian music, Anderson delivers quite a show, what with his stage presence, voice, personality, great sense of humor and wonderful Southern charm. His tour calendar is a busy one, with performances at rodeos, fairs, private events, and festivals. He’s appeared on a variety of TV shows, notably NBC’s “Nashville Star.” Despite his hectic schedule, Anderson finds time for charitable activities, especially efforts to help wounded military veterans.
When his 17 month-old son Ethan ran out on stage and hugged his legs, Anderson was a total pro and didn’t miss a note. Ethan then ran offstage but stopped and began dancing again — he just couldn’t help it! Moments later, he ran back onstage and this time his dad led him in a charming little dance. Ethan repeated the onstage-offstage run a couple more times. The kid needs some practice, be he’s actually pretty good for a toddler!
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