2021 started strongly for Courtney Keil, by launching her sophomore single, ‘Hummingbird’ at the iconic Espy Hotel in Melbourne. Following 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. Both singles reached #1 on the iTunes Country Australia chart and her music videos produced and directed by Duncan Toombs (7x Golden Guitar Winner) of The Filmery received 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 alongside Daniel Thompson at The Palms, Crown Casino in Melbourne in April. Her performance was a resounding success, resulting in Courtney Keil being booked to complete a further 14 appearances for the remainder of the year as part of their national tour.
Courtney Keil brings lyrical depth, emotional connection and creates music that speaks 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).
Born on a working deer farm in the Adelaide Hills and now 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) and was the recipient of multiple awards at the 2016 Australian Songwriters Conference taking out Song of the Year and the top awards in both Pop & Country Categories.
‘Courtney Keil is becoming one of the most exciting talents in Australian country music’
- Beat Magazine