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Nashville Star has a south Georgia connection

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

June 22, 2008

FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - Coffey Anderson is a rising star and a contestant on the hit show Nashville Star. His grass roots talent is just what the show ordered.

Anderson has connections in south Georgia, more than a decade ago his sister Kimberly called Fitzgerald Georgia home.

"He gave me a call one day, and he said guess what, I said what? Someone from Nashville Star wants me to come in to audition," said Kimberly Brown, Coffey's sister.

Kimberly and her brother sang together for years. She says the southern gentleman learned to play the guitar while in college.

"He didn't do too much when he was little my mother died when I was 16 and he was just about to turn 11. It was soon after that he did a little singing," said Brown.

His big sister said it's hard sometimes to watch the judges critique his singing.

"He calls me Lou, he said you know Lou I'm going to do this thing, and I told him yeah, you do this, because it's always what he wanted to do," said Brown.  

The Brown family is also musically inclined, they all either play an instrument or sing, and had nothing but praise for the country boy from Texas.

"He's a swell guy we're very proud of him, and his accomplishments. Just being around him," said Lewis Brown.

"When he walks into the room, the room lights up, and people light up to see him, they'll say Coffey man What's up and he's hitting everybody's hands," said Kimberly Brown.

His family says if south Georgia didn't have a reason to vote before, hopefully his ties to the this area is one good reason.

Kimberly Brown is a teacher at Ben Hill Performance Learning center...and is using her brother's spotlight to let her students know that dreams do come true.

Nashville Star airs at 9 Monday nights on WALB.

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