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Freshly crowned the ‘Best Female Vocal’ at the 2023 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards, Courtney Keil has hit the ground running since her debut. In August 2020, she kicked things off with her single ‘I Just Wanna Hold You’ securing #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’. 

 

In March 2022 Courtney released uplifting, spirited ‘The One’ (#2 iTunes Country, #9 AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart) followed by ‘Hard Place’ in July, filled with western swampy groove debuting at #2 iTunes Country, with a high of #21 on Countrytown Hot 50 Chart. Come October her release of ‘Always First’ (#1 iTunes Country) with accompanying music video directed by Jeremy Minett (Eyes And Ears Creative / Viper Creek Band) gracing the airways with the video receiving good rotation on CMT. All seven songs secured high rotation across country radio networks with streams in excess of 330,000.

 

Courtney’s anticipated debut album ‘The Good Kind’ is just around the corner with a release date set for 24 February. It is a collection of songs written during 2020 - 2022 that have cheerful, feel-good vibes, a mix of love and heartbreak with some superb classic sounds of 90’s country music. The album is packed with brilliantly talented musicians and has been produced once again by award winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Rod McCormack, the Music Cellar. Courtney and Rod designed the album to be thought provoking, nostalgic and to uplift and encourage with glimmers of hope for all of the challenges of the past few years.

 

2022 was jam-packed for Courtney Keil with performances on the acclaimed ‘Girls Night Out’ tour alongside Gina Jeffreys, Tania Kernaghan and Max Jackson with it’s debut at the 50th Tamworth Music Festival in April, NQs Rockn’ Country Music Festival in Mackay and Savannah in the Round.

 

Courtney opened for Andrew Swift in Victoria for his ‘The Art of Letting Go’ album launch tour and supported Angus Gill on his Victorian tour in June.  Later in November she opened the show as Guest Artist at Avoca Theatre on the Central Coast for The Black Stump Band (Tim Freedman, The Whitlams).

 

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).

ALBUM PREVIEW

'Courtney Keil is becoming one of the most exciting talents in Australian country music'
- Beat Magazine

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Performance of the Australian National Anthem at the
Supercars Championship Bathurst 500 in 2021

Crowned the ‘Best Female Vocal’ at the 2023 Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards

Performance at NQs Rockn’ Country
Music Festivala & Savannah in the Round 

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RELEASES

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ALWAYS FIRST

 

Released 14 October 2022

Produced by Rod McCormack

#1 iTunes Country Australia

HARD PLACE

 

Released 1 July 2022

Produced by Rod McCormack

#2 iTunes Country Australia

#21 CountryTown Hot 50

#26 iTunes All Genres Australia

#6 AIR 100% Independent Singles

THE ONE

Released 25 March 2022

Produced by Rod McCormack

#2 iTunes Country Australia

#25 iTunes All Genres Australia

#9 AIR 100% Independent Singles

LITTLE HEARTBREAK 

Released 5 November 2021

Produced by Rod McCormack

#4 iTunes Country Australia

#28 iTunes All Genres Australia

#11 AIR 100% Independent Singles

WHERE DOES ALL THE LOVE GO

Released 18 June 2021

Produced by Rod McCormack
#1 iTunes Country Australia 
#20 iTunes All Genres Australia

HUMMINGBIRD 


Released 19 February 2021

Produced by Rod McCormack
#1 iTunes Country Australia 
#20 iTunes All Genres Australia
#2 AIR 100% Independent Singles 
#2 AMRAP Metro Chart

I JUST WANNA HOLD YOU

 

Released 28 August 2020

Produced by Rod McCormack

#1 iTunes Country Australia

#27 iTunes All Genres Australia

#15 TMN Country Hot 50

MUSIC VIDEOS

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