Courtney Keil had a strong start to 2021, by launching her sophomore single, ‘Hummingbird’ at the iconic Espy Hotel in Melbourne, following with the release of dreamy and enchanting ballad ‘Where Does All The Love Go’. After the success of her debut release ‘I Just Wanna Hold You’ (#15 TMN Country Hot 50 / Semi-Finalist 2020 ISC) last August, ‘Hummingbird’ (#2 AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart / #29 TMN Country Hot 50) secured high rotation across country radio networks. All three singles reached #1 on the iTunes Country Australia with her accompanying music videos produced and directed by Duncan Toombs (7x Golden Guitar Winner) of The Filmery receiving rotation on CMT.
Her performance of the National Anthem at February’s opening race of the 2021 Supercars Championship at Bathurst, was broadcast to a national audience reach of 1.64 million across the day (7 Network, Fox Sports & Kayo). Courtney Keil was a featured guest on Gina Jeffreys ‘Beautiful Tangle Tour’ at Panthers in Bathurst.
She was invited to perform as June Carter in the Johnny Cash The Concert tour at The Palms, Crown Casino in Melbourne in April. Her performance was a resounding success, resulting in her being booked for the 2021 national tour which included performing to packed houses at The Capitol, Tamworth and Glasshouse, Port Macquarie.
Exciting news for the 50th Tamworth Country Festival 2022 where Courtney will be performing with acclaimed artists Tania Kernaghan and Gina Jeffreys where they will kick off the ‘Country Girls’ Night Out’ tour.
Courtney Keil brings lyrical depth, emotional connection and creates music that speaks of resilience and encourages her audience to overcome difficult and challenging times, all the trademarks of a genuine and sincere artist. This year she has continued to add to her catalogue of songs, writing with her mentor Gina Jeffreys (1991 Star Maker Winner/5x Golden Guitar Winner), her producer Rod McCormack (3 x CMAA Producer of the Year), Templeton Thompson (Reba McEntire/Jo Dee Messina/Little Texas), and Sam Gay (Deric Ruttan/Little Texas/Bryan White).
Living in Melbourne, Courtney Keil graduated from CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music in 2016. She has been vocally trained by Lyn Bowtell (9x Golden Guitar Winner) and Renee Grant-Williams (Keith Urban/Garth Brooks).
‘Courtney Keil is becoming one of the most exciting talents in Australian country music’
- Beat Magazine