Los Angeles, CA- The Academy of Country Music's Top New Female of 2003, Kellie Coffey
, is back with a new independent album entitled Walk On
. The follow-up release to her debut album, When You Lie Next to Me
, was produced by Wayne Kirkpatrick (Little Big Town
) and features 12 tracks, 11 co-written by Coffey. The video for the first single, "I Would Die For That," is exploding on YouTube with over 70,000 hits in only four weeks. Walk On
, is the kind of deep introspective album that most artists aspire to make. "We wrote songs about our life experience and what moved us," Coffey said of her co-writers. "It was probably the purest creative experience of my life." The new album represents more than one dream come true; Coffey became pregnant and gave birth to her baby boy during the writing and recording of the album.
Coffey was inspired to write the powerful ballad "I Would Die For That," because of her own struggles with infertility. The video is garnering attention from around the globe as couples relate to her heartfelt, thought provoking lyrics and soaring vocals. "I've been humbled by the response and stories I've been told. This song is giving a voice to women and couples who are struggling to have a baby," said Coffey.
From the gospel tinged "Walk On," to the playful and humorous "Everything She Never Wanted," and "Bandwagon," the album mirrors Kellie's life. Walk On
is a soulful anthem for overcoming adversity. "Everything She Never Wanted" is a funny take on a driven career woman who finds that being a wife and mom, the things she never wanted to be, are what she really wanted to be all along. "Bandwagon" takes a lighthearted look at the modern obsession of needing to be a part of the latest craze. From cellphones, to handbags, to designer coffees, to the latest diet, the lyrics make you laugh and think at the same time. With backing vocals by Dan Tyminski (Union Station, O Brother Where Art Thou
) and a band made up of some of the best pickers in Nashville, this has the makings of an instant country classic.
The final cut on the album, "There You Go Again", was recorded in one take. Almost unheard of in an age of computer assisted recording. Right after Kellie and co-writer/producer Wayne Kirkpatrick finished writing the song, they decided to cut a quick piano vocal demo. Months later when they were preparing to cut the master track, they listened down to the "demo" and decided not to touch the vocal or piano track they recorded in the inspired moments after writing the song. They simply called Jonathan Yudkin, Nashville's premier fiddle player and violinist, to lay down a string quartet. The results are stunning.
Oklahoma native Coffey entered the country music scene in 2001 with her top 10 single, "When You Lie Next To Me," which remained on the chart for over a year. Her album of the same name entered the country sales chart at #5. She followed that with the top 15 single, "At the End Of The Day." Coffey toured with Kenny Chesney for over a year on his "Senoritas and Margaritas" tour and opened for Geroge Strait on his 2004 tour. She received a Top New Country Female American Music Award nomination, and the ACM win in the same category. She has appeared on multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Shows.