Check out her new single “See You Here” at https://orcd.co/seeyouhere!
Hey! My name is Courtney Dickinson. I grew up in a small town north of Atlanta, Acworth, Ga. When I am not promoting singles or playing shows, you can find me baking treats and cooking delicious dinners in the kitchen. In my free time, I love bringing out my other creative side and refinishing furniture, I almost find it therapeutic.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound has changed a lot over the years. As I have gotten older, my songs and my voice have gotten stronger. I would describe my voice as powerful, with a touch of blues, pop, and country. I feel like I hear a combination of Trisha, Shania, and Carrie Underwood.
Tell us about your newest single or project?
I am so excited to share my new single “See You Here” with everyone because it means so much to me. The lyrics in this song represent my personal story and my special relationship with my grandparents. This song portrays how I’ve felt since they’ve passed. I truly can see and feel them in my everyday life. I am confident this song will give others some comfort if they have experienced a loss of someone close to them. It’s a song that people can relate to their own personal memories.
How did you get started?
My parents laugh and say that at three years old, I knew the words and could sing to Garth Brooks’, Long Neck Bottle. My mom said if I was going to sing, it would have to be something a bit more age-appropriate, so of course, I switched to singing Shania songs. At five years old, I was in beauty pageants and singing Disney and Shania songs for the talent portion. I won a lot of crowns and trophies, so I switched to talent competitions from there. After I won the local Atlanta competition and got to sing with Billy Ray Cyrus at twelve years old, I started going to Nashville and networking, playing out, and songwriting.
Who are your musical influences?
As a kid, I listened to George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and many more, but really was influenced by the women of the 90s country. My favorite artist of all time is Shania Twain. She was the first concert I attended at five years old. I still look up to her for so many reasons (her songs, her stage presence, and how she interacts with fans). Shania songs still make an appearance in all of my show setlists. Jo Dee Messina, Martina, and Trisha are also still big influences. I look up to the new generation of performers and writers today like Maren Morris, Tenille Arts, and HARDY.
Career highlights so far?
When I was five years old, I got to dance (clog) on the Grand Ole Opry stage and have been motivated ever since to go back, but this time singing. I got to sing the national anthem and play a pre-show in front of thousand at the Braves stadium. I have had the opportunity to play many other shows like the pre-show parties for Sugarland, Big & Rich, and Cowboy Troy, the NCAA St. Patrick’s Day Party, and the iconic Bluebird. At twelve years old, I sang the duet “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” with Billy Ray Cyrus. Recently, I was able to self promote a single to Top 40 on the Music Row charts. I also had a few career highlights outside of the music industry and was featured on a few national commercials.
Why did you get into music?
I got into music because I LOVE it and it is my passion. I have always loved singing and entertaining people, no matter what age or what I was doing.
How have the past 6 months affected you in a positive way?
The past 6 months have definitely affected me in a positive way. I have been able to spend more time on social media connecting with my fans, playing live streams, and also doing things I’ve never done before. I recorded vocals to the new single in my apartment with a program that I had to learn how to use with the help of my producer. I improved my guitar skills by spending the last six months practicing and getting out of my comfort zone. I also found a hobby (refinishing furniture) and have really been enjoying it. At first, I hated all the downtime, but have tried to make it as productive as possible.
Do you support any worthy causes?
Variety of Georgia’s is where my heart is! My favorite program is the mobility bike program. This program gives special needs children a specially customized bike specifically made for them, who wouldn’t be able to ride a traditional bike. I have personally seen how this bike gives them a sense of independence and freedom. I am very blessed to be a part of such an amazing organization that changes the lives of kids with special needs and disadvantages.
What are your goals in the next 5 years?
I have so many goals in the next five years, small and large, from growing my socials to playing larger festivals. Of course, I have larger goals as well, including being signed with a publishing deal. I also really want to play at the Grand Ole Opry. That is such a career milestone/highlight and I want to experience that! Another goal I have is playing the CMA Fest Stage at Nissan Stadium. I remember as a kid going to that festival and dreaming about one day being on that stage.