Cliff Cody is a solo act who could sing for 10 hours without repeating one song. He has been called a “Human Juke Box” and has unique ability to read the crowd to find the best mix. His focus is country music…but he also adds everything from Bob Seger to Marshall Tucker Band to Otis Redding to Lady Gaga, to Prince and everything in between. You will routinely find kids dancing in the front with grandparents clapping along and college students and parents all loving Cliff’s voice and personality. He takes requests and interacts with the audience in a way that everyone falls in love with him.
Cliff plays over 200 dates a year all around the midwest and as far as Wyoming and the Florida Keys. He has opened WCOL’s Country Jam at Legend Valley (14,000 people) for two years and opened for Gary Allen, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Phil Vasser, Aaron Lewis, Blackberry Smoke, Tracey Lawrence, David Allan Coe and many more. He appeared as a finalist on the ABC talent Show “Rising Star” in 2014 where he beat out over 100,000 other performers to gain a spot in the top 30 and received Brad Paisley’s vote. Paisley later tweeted, “I looked you up on YouTube. There’s something great about you…” National recording artists Wynonna, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann all tweeted about Cliff’s performance. He wrote a song along with several established songwriters for the critically acclaimed book, “The Shoe-Burnin – Stories of Southern Soul”. His soulful voice and storytelling style of writing has helped Cliff build a loyal following. His fans schedule their vacations around his appearance at the beaches of South Carolina and Key West.
A songwriter at heart, “Chasin Whiskey” was Cliff’s first cut and recognized as a highlight of Julie Roberts’ album “Men and Mascara” by Rolling Stone Magazine. Cliff’s second cut was “Glad You’re Gone”, a song he co-wrote with the members of Halfway to Hazard. He co-wrote “Gotta Go to Heaven” with artist Josh Thompson and co-wrote the first single on D. Vincent Williams’ freshman album, “Down by the River.” A crowd favorite-especially for veterans and veteran families is a song that Cliff wrote called “Back Home”. Cliff Cody has been a featured singer at the Key West Songwriters Festival for seven years and has become a favorite and regular performer in the Keys, spending 10 weeks each year at the world famous Hog’s Breath Saloon.