The Cox Family, formed in Cotton Valley in 1972 and is best known for their recording, I Am Weary for the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Members include Evelyn Cox, guitar, vocals; Sidney Cox, banjo, guitar, dobro, vocals; Suzanne Cox, mandolin, vocals; Willard Cox, fiddle, vocals. In 1994, after more than 20 years together as a band, the Cox Family won a Grammy Award for their work with Alison Krauss on I Know Who Holds Tomorrow. The Cox Family began performing at fairs and church socials. Willard Cox worked in the oil fields of Cotton Valley and played the fiddle and sang in his spare time. His son and daughters began joining their father to perform. While they sang both country and bluegrass, they made their reputation singing gospel. The Cox Family opened for the Counting Crows on the band’s 1994 North American tour. In 1995 they released Beyond the City and followed it with their major label debut, Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over. In 1996 the group won a Big Easy Entertainment Award for Best Country/Folk Artist.