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 seen Courtney mentored and trained by the best in the business including 1991 Star Maker 5 time Golden Guitar Winner Gina Jeffreys and 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 and Kacey Musgraves. Nashville’s finest musicians were on hand including 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 and Rod McCormack.
With a playful vibe Courtney's release of the song, 'Hummingbird' was written during lockdown in 2020 and focuses on pursuing the positive things in life. "There will always be reasons and circumstances that try to pull us down, but there is power in rising above these situations," Courtney commented. "If we make a conscious effort to spread love and positivity around, we can make the world a better place."
Building on the love and positivity the song promotes, Courtney has also created a music video that features a cute animated hummingbird. "Our aim for this video was to create a fun, positive and uplifting clip. There is too much negativity in the world especially after the challenges of 2020, so we wanted to leave viewers with a smile on their face.
Since the release of 'Hummingbird' Courtney is absolutely blown away by the support she has been shown for her new release! Hummingbird is #1 on the iTunes Country chart and is currently hanging in the top 20 of all genres. " WOW, what a day' Courtney exclaimed and "Biggest love and thanks."
Courtney Keil is about lyrical depth, emotional connection and music that speaks the truth, trademarks of a