“From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors.” — Proverb.
Despite his namesake, Corey Frizzell has achieved success in areas other than music. As the nephew of Country Stars, David & Lefty Frizzell and the son of Nashville Recording Artist, Allen Frizzell, Corey may be proud of his musical heritage, but early on, embarked on a path filled with art and boxing.
The Frizzell family, most famous for its prominence on the Country Music charts, is now witnessing the artistic successes of the second generation. Corey falls somewhere in the middle of the six children spanning four decades of Allen Frizzell, former Nashville recording artist and younger brother to Lefty and David. Although he has siblings following in the Frizzell music footsteps, who have accepted the challenge of emerging from the giant shadow first cast by music family patriarch, Lefty Frizzell, Corey chose a different path, a path to create his own shadow.
Corey has been a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, acted in music videos and cast for two roles in the original Stephen King movie, “Children of The Corn.” If that's not interesting enough, he's now a Writer, Manager, Boxing Coach and award winning Visual Artist in high demand, creating custom portraits and stunning graphics.
With royal country music blood running through his veins, Frizzell came full circle being named Nashville’s Artist to the Stars for his artistic collaboration with some of Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, Americana and Roots music's biggest names. Since 2006 Frizzell has created custom fine art portraits and beautiful concert posters of the stars for the stars. Stars like, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Shawn Camp, Ken Mellons, Randy Travis, Brad Paisley, Gene Watson, Jim Lauderdale, Alan Jackson, Mark Newton, Willie Nelson, Marty Raybon, Ben “Cooter” Jones, Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie, Carl Jackson, Whitey Shafer, Jerrod Niemann and Billy Yates to name a few.
In 2012, Frizzell scored an image licensing deal with Cedar Creek Custom Case Shoppe, a world leader in custom instrument case building, to brandish images of Frizzell’s highly sought after fine art portraits of Music Stars and Legends as case lid art. The newly designed cases were unveiled at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s IBMA Fan Fest in Nashville’s Downtown Convention Center.
In Sept. of 2013 Frizzell became the recipient of the prestigious AMG (Artists Music Guild) Heritage Visual Artist of the Year Award for the second year straight. The International Academy of Music Arts and Sciences, Inc. recognize the artistic achievements of select individuals with their AMG Heritage Awards.
Corey currently resides in middle Tennessee, where he works out of his home and continues to expand his portfolio. Frizzell is carrying on the family name, while blazing a trail of his own.