Singer-songwriter Courtney Keil debuted with ‘I Just Wanna Hold You’ reaching #1 on the Australian iTunes Country Chart and #15 on The Music Network Country Hot 50 chart.
Born on a working deer farm in South Australia, now living in Melbourne, Victoria, she worked toward her release of music for years.
Graduating from Country Music Association Australia Senior Academy of Country Music in 2016, the last few years has been mentored/trained by the best in the business including 1991 Star Maker Winner/5x Golden Guitar Winner Gina Jeffreys & Renee Grant-Williams (Keith Urban/Garth Brooks).
Courtney has co-written with Templeton Thompson (Reba McEntire/Jo Dee Messina), Sam Gay (Little Texas/Bryan White), Rod McCormack, Barbara & Adrian Hannan (Delta Goodrem/Vanessa Amorosi) and received awards at the 2016 Australian Songwriters Conference for Song of the Year, Pop & Country Categories.
Courtney entrusted Gold & Platinum producer Rod McCormack to find the sound she was searching for, a throwback to great 90’s Country Ladies with hints of Lady A & Kacey Musgraves. Nashville’s finest musicians were on hand, ACM 7x Drummer of the Year Shannon Forrest (Toto/Michael McDonald), 12x ACM Guitarist of the Year, 2x CMA Musician of the Year, Grammy Winner Brent Mason, legendary Dan Dugmore (Linda Ronstadt/James Taylor), Dave Pomeroy, Tim Lauer & Rod McCormack.
Her debut music video was a collaborative experience by two powerhouse creatives Co-Directed by Duncan Toombs (The Filmery) & Sean McDonald (3am Productions).
Courtney Keil is about lyrical depth, emotional connection & music that speaks the truth, trademarks of a genuine artist.