For Coco O’Connor, the journey has been an inspiring one. Growing up in rural Alabama in a small town outside of Muscle Shoals called Cullman, the songwriter quickly began developing her sound. From that point, Coco began an adventure which has recently come full circle.
After releasing her debut album in 2015, Coco quickly began to build a following, along with establishing her signature sound. She took it to a new level with the 2018 seven-song EP, This Ol’ War, which was released independently. It quickly gained critical-acclaim, and was honored in early 2019 with an award from the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) during their 15th annual ceremony in recognition for her song, “The Devil, A Wounded Man, And Me.”
Returning to the studio in early 2019, , Coco teamed with some of the top producers and songwriters in the business. The result is a full collection of ten recordings produced by powerhouse industry veteran Bill McDermott (George Strait, Tim McGraw, Emmylou Harris), along with engineering by Steve Marcantonio (Dolly Parton, Roseanne Cash, Vince Gill). Also performing on the record from the Muscle Shoals area includes the world-renowned Will McFarlane and The Shoals Sisters, who have each performed with top Soul legends like the late Etta James.