Formally founded in the summer of 2015, Brady Hill Band has been in the works since Barrett and Elizabeth Coffey first met. Having both come from strong musical backgrounds and years of experience, it was inevitable a new project would emerge featuring these two great talents who as husband and wife share much more than the stage. Hailing from the hills of southwest middle Tennessee in the small town of Fly, the name Brady Hill Band was a natural fit for where the band first started on the land of Elizabeth’s family locally referred to as Brady Hill. Brady Hill Band holds great ambition to take their own brand and love of traditional country music out of the hills of Tennessee and to anyone needing a song or a melody to brighten their day.
Growing up in Tennessee around the greater Nashville area, Elizabeth has had a lifetime of exposure to all the talent Music City has to offer. From church to karaoke Elizabeth could be found anywhere she could hold a microphone. Headlining a band in college, Elizabeth continued developing her style and writing original music. Elizabeth attended Trevecca Nazarene University to study music and the business she longed to be a part of. While she was playing the Nashville Palace, and the WIldhorse Saloon, future husband Barrett was starting a similar journey hundreds of miles away in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Starting in church as well, Barrett learned the subtleties of bluegrass gospel music from some of the best around in a family bluegrass band. Originally led by Barrett’s late grandfather John Burkholder, that little bluegrass band would become Rural Connection and feature Barrett as lead singer during his later middle school and high school years. In 2004 Barrett was honored to become the newest member of the Moonshine Express Band playing Country, Southern and Classic rock in every Moose Lodge and dance hall from Covington to Waynesboro. A few hundred stages later Barrett made the move to Nashville in 2007 to attend Belmont University and study the music business just across town from Elizabeth. Barrett quickly fell into some musical opportunities with fellow Virginian’s Mia Jones and No Luv playing many nights on Nashville’s famed Broadway, and many places around town. His next transition was into the band of Patrick Greer dubbed Southern Proof. When Barrett and Elizabeth met, both had similar musical histories and educations, and along with sharing a birthday, shared a deep passion for music. That originally took second place to the passion they found for each other, but as time marched on they felt called to be back on stage, this time together.
Brady Hill Band is currently working on their first full band studio album of original music to be released in 2018, and keeping our calendar full of opportunities to be on stage sharing the music that we love. If you’d like to book us for your next party, you can Contact Us Here or check our Event’s Calendar to see when we’re playing next.