Cory Farley was born in a small town known as Decorah, Iowa. He was raised on a large Beef farm that his parents, Joe and Brenda, operate just north of town. Cory’s first taste of country music was through the speakers of an old radio that hung from a post in the middle of his grandfather’s barn, where the cattle were only permitted to listen to country music while being milked.
“I was about 7 years old, and I remember that was around the first time I heard the voices of Willie Nelson, George Strait, and Toby Keith. Grandpa retired from milking some years ago but he still has that old radio hanging on the post in the barn. To tell you the truth, I think it still works too.”
His attraction to the art of music blossomed beyond his grandfather’s dairy farm. With an organic desire, the born entertainer began observing and mimicking his favorite artists. “I have always loved country music and have always wanted to perform. When I was younger, I used to jump on my parent’s bed with my Dad’s guitar pretending I was Garth Brooks. I still do the same thing to this day; I just use my own bed!”
Farley graduated high school in 2004, where he then ventured to Phoenix, Arizona to continue his education. Shortly after his move, Cory’s passion for music evolved to being far more than a hobby. He began singing with a few local bands in the Valley before ultimately being dubbed as the lead singer in a band of his own known as Redneck Revolution. The band performed in an array of honkytonks, night clubs, and bars all around the valley where Cory enhanced his stage presence and earned his reputation for putting on a rowdy show. From running on top of the bar, swinging from rafters, dancing on tables, and jumping off stage, Farley never fails to exceed the crowd’s expectations. The dedicated artist believes putting on a successful show calls for more than mere vocal abilities. “I love singing, but anybody can get up and sing a song and sound like the jukebox. I was always into doing whatever it takes to make sure I knew that the crowd would go home that night with a great experience.”
After graduating from college and performing around the valley for years, in 2010 Cory set out to pursue a full-time music career in Nashville, TN. He now has his own band and has since opened up for artists such as the Legendary Marty Stuart, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, James Otto, Joe Nichols and many more. With his signature voice, drive, and unforgettably wild shows, Cory Farley is one musician to keep an eye on.