Corey Frizzell

Nashville’s Artist to the Stars

Nashville’s Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell, has secured 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 Country 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 late September.

Cedar Creek Custom Case Shoppe, located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Oilville, Virginia, have provided the time-honoured tradition of custom instrument case building since their inception in 1992. Founded by Tom Dougherty with a vision of supplying each customer with a choice. Cedar Creek custom cases are built with handpicked wood, the best quality Providence Forged Hardware and the industry’s finest interior linings and exterior coverings. Tom also wanted to raise the standard of custom case building, by adding a unique quality, unlike any other custom case company offered. To accomplish this, he blended the finest skilled craftsmen, along with select materials and began building Cedar Creek cases in the U.S.A.

Today, Cedar Creek designs and builds custom cases for some of the industry’s top musicians, such as, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Eric Clapton, Jerry Douglas, Ralph Stanley, Charlie Daniels, Al Di Meola and Ritchie Sambora to name a few.

Earlier in the year, Corey Frizzell also scored a publishing deal with leading national publisher, Arcadia Publishing, to author a new book on Nashville’s Honky Tonk History. Country Music Legend Willie Nelson has written the foreword to the book which will be part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.

The Frizzell family, most famous for its prominence on the Country Music Charts, is now witnessing the artistic successes of the second generation. Although he has siblings following in the Frizzell music footsteps, who have accepted the challenge of emerging from the giant shadow first cast by the family music patriarch, Lefty Frizzell, Corey chose a different path, a path to create his own shadow.

Corey falls somewhere in the middle of the six children spanning four decades of Allen Frizzell, former Nashville recording artist and younger brother of the Legendary Lefty Frizzell and Country Star, David Frizzell.

Frizzell 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, producer, manager, boxing coach and visual artist in high demand, creating custom portraits of the stars for the stars.

In 2006, 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, including George Jones, Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Mark Newton, Carl Jackson, Mark Chesnutt, Gene Watson and Jerrod Niemann to name a few.