Shelli Coe

Shelli Coe


Shelli Coe is the daughter of country music legend David Allan Coe. She plays old-school country, both originals and covers.


Shelli is the daughter of country music legend David Allan Coe. She was born in Nashville and raised in Austin, so you might say that country music is in her blood, as well as her heart.

Shelli’s first major public performance came at the age of 3, when she appeared on her father’s Family Album release. Later, she toured with her father (1990-91) as a backup singer, before striking out on her own.

At the end of the tour with her father, Shelli landed in Branson, Missouri, where she met and collaborated with many singer/songwriters. During this time, she performed in clubs and did radio voice-overs, continuing to hone her skills as a songwriter and performer. Her time in Branson culminated with the recording of Branson Songwriters Out in the Streets, an album which won much praise from the local country music establishment.

In 1996, Shelli returned to Austin, where she immediately immersed herself in the thriving music scene. After several projects in several musical genres, she returned to her roots, and began focusing again on writing and performing country music.

After taking a couple of years off to get married and start a family, in 2006 Shelli returned to the music business with renewed energy. She has surrounded herself with a fine group of veteran musicians, and is currently working on her first full-length CD.


Wings, Vol. 1 (8-song EP, released 2006)
Currently working on a new, full-length CD.

Set List

In addition to original material by various songwriters, Shelli Coe's current show includes covers of the following songs/artists:

Dead Roses - Joan Osborne;
Don't Be Angry - Donna Fargo;
Drinkin’ All My Troubles Away - Paul Howard;
Dumb Blonde - Dolly Parton;
If This Is Just A Game - David Allan Coe;
Lonestar - Norah Jones;
Can't Find the Words - Kim Richey;
Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' - Loretta Lynn;
Ghost in This House - Allison Krauss;
Harvest Moon - Neil Young;
Big City - Merle Haggard;
Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile - David Allan Coe;
Act Naturally - Buck Owens;
Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad - Tammy Wynette;
and many others.

Shelli typically plays a four-hour night in 3 sets, with 2 breaks.