One of the best pieces of advice Colbie's father gave her was that the people who command real respect in the music business are the songwriters.
Colbie's band members are Tim Fagan and Justin Young on the guitar, Michael Baker plays the drums, Mike Whit plays bass, and Will Gramling plays the piano.
In all of Colbie's music videos, Troy Dudley appears in them.
Colbie says her music sounds like "sweet honey flowing over rocks."
Colbie wrote a song with Taylor Swift called "Breathe." It is to be on Taylor's second album and Colbie is doing the back-up vocals.
Colbie's song "Bubbly" spent seven non-consecutive weeks on the Hot 100 at number 5.
Colbie's song "Tailor Made" is written about her sister.
Colbie's Myspace profile received over 3 million visits and 10 million plays before she was signed to a label.
Colbie began to play the piano around the age of 11.
Colbie didn't begin to play the guitar until she was 19 years old.
Colbie's musicial influences are John Mayer, Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill.
Colbie grew up in Malibu and Ventura Counties in California and in Miami, Florida.
Colbie admits getting nervous on stage before her shows.
Colbie's album Coco is named after a childhood nickname she got.
Colbie enjoys hanging with friends, and driving the Pacific Coast Highway in her car.
At the age of 15, Colbie met producer and engineer Mikal Blue who had worked with artists such as Carrie Underwood, Five For Fighting, and Augustana. Mikal had first signed Colbie to sing techno songs at runway shows.
Colbie's father Ken Caillat is a record producer who worked with Fleetwood Mac.
Colbie has toured with The Goo Goo Dolls and Lifehouse.
Colbie was first found on her MySpace page, receiving over a million views.
Colbie's debut album Coco, was released on July 17, 2007 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart, and reached #1 on the iTunes chart.
Colbie: If you listen to an album like Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, every song has its place. If you took one away you'd spoil the balance of the entire record. That's the kind of album I wanted to make.
Colbie: (About "Bubbly") It's meant to make you feel good and everybody can relate to it.
Colbie: I took an improv class at junior college because I'm really shy in front of people up on stage. I ended up dropping the class because I had a scene I had to do. My parents were so mad at me because I just quit something I was trying to overcome. So I went upstairs into my room bawling and wrote "One Fine Wire."
Colbie: In the past few months I've been preparing myself for this crazy adventure. I know many challenges and frustrations lie ahead, and I am going to learn a lot. But if I can come home with some great new songs, amazing experiences, and new friends, it will all be worth it.
Colbie: Coco is my nickname. My parents called me it since I was a baby. And then my friends called me that, now my producer calls me it. So I just, I don't know, I figured that would be a cool name for the album.
Colbie: If something's biting me I hold it in because that's the kind of person I am. Then it comes out in songs. Things build up inside of me and I'll write three songs in a weekend. It's a release. I don't choose what to write about. It's just there.
Colbie: I think Lauryn Hill's voice is absolutely beautiful and it made me want to start singing so I entered a talent show and of course I sang one of her songs.
Colbie: I needed to play an instrument to write songs and although I had piano lessons as a kid, it never went anywhere because I was never in the right state of mind to practice.
Colbie: I want my songs to make people feel good.