Holiday Wishes: Brown, Coleman duo brings heat to ‘Cold’Written by Zach Davis | | email@example.com
Performing one of the most popular duets of the holidays, Chris Brown and Candice Coleman collaborated to record “Baby It’s Cold Outside” for the “Holiday Wishes” album for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Brown, who has played the past 33 years around Toledo, has been partnering for the last three years with Coleman, a former “American Idol” contestant, for shows around the city.
“It’s been fabulous; she is a breath of fresh air,” Brown said. “I have played with so many people around town. When I play with her, everyone has to stop what they are doing and turn around and listen. She has energy and there is just something about her voice that just catches everybody. I’ve played with a lot of people around town as duos but there is something special about her.”
In 2003, Coleman reached the Top 32 during the second season of “American Idol” before she was eliminated. Brown teaches at the University of Toledo and works locally as a commercial rep.
“I never thought twice about doing it [for Make-A-Wish],” Brown said. “When [Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief Michael S. Miller] asked me, I said yes. I knew Candice was very involved with a lot of charity things so I knew she would be all for it too. She and I play all over and I thought it would be nice to do together. It was fun.”