// ABOUT //
2022 has been jam-packed for Courtney Keil with performances on the acclaimed ‘Girls Night Out’ tour alongside Gina Jeffreys, Tania Kernaghan and Max Jackson. This tour included the debut at the 50th Tamworth Music Festival in April, NQs Rockn’ Country Music Festival in Mackay and Savannah in the Round 2022. Courtney opened for Andrew Swift in Victoria for his ‘The Art of Letting Go’ album launch tour, was a guest artist at the Wagner Awards in Sydney (being awarded 2022 ‘Most Promising Young Artist’) and supported Angus Gill on his Victorian tour in June.
She has captivated audiences, performing as June Carter in the ‘Johnny Cash - The Concert’ tour alongside Daniel Thompson at The Palms, Crown Casino in Melbourne, The Capitol, Tamworth, Glasshouse, Port Macquarie and Karralyka Theatre, Ringwood. When the show returns to The Palms this month she will take to the stage once more as a brilliant June Carter.
Her debut release in 2020 of ‘‘I Just Wanna Hold You’ secured #15 TMN Country Hot 50 / Semi-Finalist 2020 ISC, Top 40 Finalist Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition. 2021 brought releases of feel good ‘Hummingbird’ (#2 AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart / #29 TMN Country Hot 50), enchanting ballad ‘Where Does All The Love Go’ and gutsy ‘Little Heartbreak’. Courtney released uplifting, spirited ‘The One’ (#2 iTunes Country, #9 AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart) in March 2022. Her last release ‘Hard Place’ filled with western swampy groove debuted at #2 iTunes Country, with a high of #21 on Countrytown Hot 50 Chart. All songs secured high rotation across country radio networks with streams in excess of 300,000.
Fans will remember Courtney performing the National Anthem at both the opening race of the 2021 Supercars Championship at Bathurst, which was broadcast to an audience of 1.64 million (7 Network, Fox Sports & Kayo) and the 2022 NBL Grand Final re-match between Melbourne United and Perth Wildcats (10 Play, Foxtel via ESPN, Kayo Sport).
Courtney’s first three singles each reached #1 on the iTunes Country Australia chart with her accompanying music videos produced and directed by Duncan Toombs (7x Golden Guitar Winner) of The Filmery receiving rotation on CMT.
She continues 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) and Sally Barris (Trisha Yearwood/Keith Urban/Martina McBride/Lee Ann Womack). Courtney Keil brings superb lyrical depth, passionate connection and creates music that speaks of resilience, sentiment and encourages her audience to endure and overcome challenging times, all trademarks of a sincere and authentic artist.