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Hometown: Alexandria, Louisiana
High School: Bolton High School
College: LSU/ Vocal Performance – Corporate Finance 2001
Influences: Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Wynona Judd, Sheryl Crow, Doobie Bros., Trisha Yearwood, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, Linda Ronstadt, Black Crowes, Otis Redding
History: According to her parents, Lynna Carlton and Charles Nunnally, Courtney’s talent emerged at an early age. Even before she was able to articulate a sentence, she was singing along with Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move.”
She began studying classical voice as a high school freshman with award winning vocal coach at Louisiana College, Loryn Frey. She continued with noted choral producer Richard Gwartney. She sang in several All-State choirs and other elite regional choirs throughout high school.
A full vocal scholarship to LSU soon followed, and she continued singing her way through college. After completing her degree at LSU, Courtney moved to Nashville and worked as a Corporate Trust Debt Reorganization Administrator for Deutsche Bank and waited tables at various Nashville restaurants while pursuing her professional singing career.
As a model, voice-over talent and on-camera spokesperson for various companies, her radio and television commercials air in regional markets all over the United States.
She has been featured on Billy Block’s “Locals Only” show on Nashville’s 103.3WKDF, and was asked to perform at the Cadillac Ranch for “Local’s Only Live”
Recording Credits: Produced by: Clyde Brooks Musicians: Electric Guitar: George Marinelli and Chris Leuzinger, Acoustic Guitar: Chris Leuzinger, Keyboard: Tony Harrel, Bass: Mike Brignardello, Drums: Greg Morrow, Steel & Dobro: Dan Dugmore, Percussion: Clyde Brooks, Background Vocals: Cindy Walker and Tom Flora, Engineered and Mixed by: Peter Coleman, Engineered by: Mark Lambert, Recorded and Mixed at: Treasure Isle Studios, Nashville, TN, Additional recording at: Omni Studios, Nashville, TN, Mastering: Hank Williams, Mastermix
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