Musician, singer and dad are some of the titles for Coy Bowels of the Zach Brown Band; but what you may not know is Coy is also the author of children’s books. Coy talks about his writing in an upcoming interview you can hear on AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio.
Bowels is a native of Thomason, Georgia and started playing guitar at age 11, and by the time he was 13, he had a band called Betty Doom that played punk rock and rock-n-roll music at local churches and birthday parties in his hometown.
He attended West Georgia College where he majored in biology and made a connection that changed his life. It was at West Georgia the he met up with a guy by the name of Zach Brown. Bowels decided to pursue music for a living instead of biology. He was able to get into the Jazz Studies Program and Georgia State University’s School of Music. While playing with his own band in Atlanta, Bowles opened for the Zac Brown Band…within a couple of weeks he was part of the Zac Brown Band.
Bowles says that he got the idea of writing children’s books before he ever had any children of his own. He says that while visiting his mother in the hospital he ran into an old friend and wound up reading a children’s book to his friend’s child. He told People magazine, “The rest of the time I was there, I was thinking about how cool it would be to write a story that makes people laugh and have hope while they are sick.” That became the inspiration for his first children’s book, “When You’re Feeling Sick.”
AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio will broadcast an interview with Coy Bowles coming up on Saturday morning (April 14, 2018) following the 8 AM newscast. Be sure to tune in!