Introducing Australian singer-songwriter COURTNEY KEIL and her debut release ‘I JUST WANNA HOLD YOU’.
Born on a working deer farm in South Australia, and now living in Melbourne, singer-songwriter Courtney Keil has been working toward this first release of music for years.
Courtney graduated the CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music in 2016, and over the last few years has been mentored and vocally trained by some of the best in the business including 1991 Star Maker Winner, 5x Golden Guitar Winner Gina Jeffreys and Renee Grant-Williams (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera, Garth Brooks). Writing lots of songs has led Courtney to co writes with, Templeton Thompson (Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina), Sam Gay (Little Texas, Derek Ruttan, Bryan White), Rod McCormack (Paul Kelly, The McClymonts, Lee Kernaghan, Wendy Matthews) and Barbara and Adrian Hannan (Delta Goodrem, Vanessa Amorosi, Gabriela Cilmi). Courtney received multiple awards at the 2016 Australian Songwriters Conference – winning Song of the Year, Pop Category, and Country Category.
For her stunning new recordings, Courtney entrusted Gold and Platinum award winning Producer Rod McCormack (Paul Kelly, Gina Jeffreys, Adam Harvey, Troy Cassar Daley & Beccy Cole) to find the sound she was searching for – a throwback to the great 90’s Country Ladies, with hints of Lady A and Kacey Musgraves etc. Nashville’s finest musicians were on hand to play, ACM 7x Drummer of the Year Shannon Forrest (Toto, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald), 12x ACM Guitarist of the Year, 2x CMA Musician of the Year, Grammy Award Winner Brent Mason, and the legendary Dan Dugmore (Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor) with Dave Pomeroy, Tim Lauer and Rod McCormack, with the finishing touches, mixing and mastering happening at the Music Cellar on the NSW Central Coast.
Courtney Keil is about lyrics and depth, emotional connection and music that speaks the truth, all trademarks of a genuine artist.