That’s the only hint Stanley Anderson of Bangs, father of “Nashville Star” finalist Coffey Anderson, will offer.
But it’s no secret that the Brown County native is headed to Texas this month for three performances in a series of concerts across the nation featuring the most popular entertainers from the summer NBC Television series.
Area residents, at least for now, are left to draw their own conclusions.
The four “Nashville Star” finalists including Coffey Anderson will be performing Friday at Josabi’s in Helotes near San Antonio, and then on Saturday at a private show in Arlington. Then, they will play at Billy Bob’s Texas on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Three of the four “Nashville Star” finalists who are making the tour are natives of Texans, producers of the program said. They are Anderson, who grew up in Bangs; “Nashville Star” 2008 winner Melissa Lawson of Arlington; and Gabe Garcia of Lytle. The fourth singer, Shawn Mayer, is from Iowa.
The concert tour featuring the top four “Nashville Star” finalists began Sept. 13 in St. Louis, and includes 24 dates before it concludes Nov. 22 in Iowa. Ticket reservations for the Helotes and Fort Worth shows are available through Ticketmaster.
The tour is also taking the “Nashville Star” finalists to Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, Nevada, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Tennessee and Indiana.
Early this year, Anderson was one of more than 45,000 contestants who auditioned for the country music contest, a popular series on USA Network that was moving to its parent NBC network for wider exposure. Anderson was chosen to be among the 12 entertainers featured. At least one performer was eliminated each week, with the winner promised a recording contract and a concert at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
It was a grueling time for the performers, who started rehearsals in Nashville last May. The final four entertainers worked until the first week of August, when the “Nashville Star” was determined by vote of viewers.
Anderson is now based in Los Angeles, where he continues his Christian music ministry while pursuing a variety of recording opportunities - many of which have opened since his long run on “Nashville Star.”
His schedule has been so hectic, he’s not had the opportunity to visit home. The graduate of Bangs High School and Howard Payne University said he wants to bring his daughter, Savannah, who will be 6 in November, to Central Texas so she will understand what rural life is like.