Inaugural event scheduled for July 15 at Brownwood Coliseum

Brown County’s own Coffey Anderson will perform during the Brownwood Bulletin’s Best of Brown County Banquet, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Brownwood Coliseum.

The finalists and winners awards ceremony for the first Best of Brown County contest, which wrapped up voting Saturday, will be revealed during the red carpet event, followed by a concert from Anderson.

“This concert will be the most fun, patriotic, entertaining, and best music performance that’s come to Brown County in a long time,” Anderson said.

A Brown County native, Anderson, 38, is a Bangs High School and Howard Payne University graduate who rose to fame in 2008 with his appearance on the NBC television program ‘Nashville Star.’ Anderson was one of 12 finalists on the program’s sixth and final season, which helped launch his musical career.

Anderson, a Patriot Road Records artist, has released in the neighborhood of a dozen albums. “Southern Man” and “Me and You” were both released in 2008 followed by “Coffee Anderson” in 2010 “Boots & Jeans” in 2012 and most recently “This Is Me” in 2016 in the country genre. Christian albums release by Anderson include “Inspiration Vol. 1,” and “Worship Unplugged Vols. 1 and 2” in 2008, “Worship Unplugged Vol. 3” in 2011, “Redemption” in 2013 and “God is Enough” in 2015. Anderson also released “Kids Songs” in 2015.

Recently, Anderson premiered a video entitled “Memorial Day,” on his Facebook page, which has received more than 297,00 views and 9,000 shares.

The Bulletin hosted the inaugural Best of Brown County this year, a people’s choice online voting contest with more than 130 business categories from which to choose. Businesses were nominated by the public in April, with voting taking place in late May in early June.