As a singer, songwriter, and producer, CODĒ! has developed a signature fusion of master-class Soul and modern R&B music. Born Cody Jefferson in southern Arkansas, CODĒ! made his musical debut in the church, singing along with his mother and grandmother. At age 8, he began writing and recording his own music and eventually released his first collection of Gospel recordings. At the age of 10, he began winning numerous talent show competitions and started appearing in a host of concerts. At the age of 18, after a talent show win, he gained the opportunity to be the opening act for Country music stars Easton Corbin and Logan Mize.