Cory Keefe is among that new wave of country traditionalists making a big noise with a new generation of music fans. Coming from the Gulf Coast of Florida, which may well be known as Music Row South, Keefe is country newcomer, but an experienced balladeer. Today, he releases his debut single, “Where There’s A Beer There’s A Way,” a preview track from his forthcoming independent album.
A guitar picker and gifted singer, Cory Keefe is unabashedly country in his style and delivery. The self-taught musician was influenced by parents who are also talented singers. Along with his twin brother, Cory often participated in talent shows and other live music events, with a rising passion for music that continues to drive Cory’s ambition.
Cory cites influences including Daryle Singletary, Kevin Denney, and the late Keith Whitley among those he admires and emulates. His own style is rooted in tradition, with a modern twist. His eclectic taste runs from Merle Haggard to rock music and even pop artists like Ed Sheeran, but as a singer, Keefe has a heart for pure country.
He began performing professionally after high school, along the Gulf Coast, and has performed several appearances in Nashville. When he takes the stage, it is clear that Cory is right at home, sharing songs that range from ballads to party songs; always entertaining and always connecting in a meaningful way with his audience.
Cory was among the artists who performed at Nashville’s CMA Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the 2019 Keith Whitley Memorial Show. Cory found himself on a stellar roster that included Garth Brooks, Joe Diffie, Joe Nichols, Ricky Skaggs, Tracy Lawrence, Mark Wills and more. Lorrie Morgan and Jesse Keith Whitley co-hosted the event, and Cory’s performance brought the audience to its feet, prompting emcee and legendary broadcaster, Bill Cody, to keep Cory onstage to chat and give the crowd a chance to get to know the young singer even better.
His life is as authentic as the music he makes. Cory is grounded and solid; happy to simply sing, play and inspire audiences as honky tonkers and country troubadours have inspired him. Like everyone in the industry, Cory Keefe is eager for the touring world to open back up for live music and touring once again. Until then, Cory has put the finishing touches on a debut album, set for release in 2021.
“Where There’s A Beer There’s A Way” is available now wherever great music is sold or streamed.