Cotton Yancey is a Mississippi native who has been in the entertainment industry since childhood. He attended Ole Miss in the late sixties and found maintained a career as a recording artist for United Artist, Copa Records and Southpaw Records until the 1990s. Following his career as a recording artist, Cotton used his talents with the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) as a horseback announcer from the late 80s to present. He returned to college at the age of 65 and earned a degree in Film and video Technology. Cotton has acquired numerous credits as a film actor in feature films and commercials since 2013.