Courtney Leigh Heins

Courtney Leigh Heins

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Folk - Country | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 9,847   
Member Since: 2003
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Courtney Leigh Heins, a Hoosier native and Boston College graduate, combines elements of folk, country, jazz, and bluegrass with compelling stories about life in the Heartland & Hollywood. Courtney has performed in Park City, UT at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and 2013, Austin, TX at SXSW at The Belmont in 2010 and Touche on 6th St in 2011, in Anchorage, AK as a part of the 2011 Anchorage Folk Festival, and in Galway and Inisheer, Ireland. Locally, she's played in Los Angeles at The Rainbow, Genghis Cohen, Pig'n Whistle & Molly Malone's, where she has opened for I See Hawks in LA.

Courtney's new Pop-Americana album "Bright Blue World" was released at Sundance in January of 2013 and her 2nd album "Hot Coffee" features Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, Ray Lamontagne) on guitar and was produced by Bryan Dobbs (Frank Stallone Band). Her music has been featured on Nic Harcourt's Morning Becomes Eclectic, as well as on Stardust Radio, Whole Wheat Radio, Crooked Sisters Radio Hour and has received airplay on stations as far away as Belgium and Macedonia.
She has current publishing deals with Monica Benson (BOK Music) and Janet Fisher (Goodnight Kiss Music) and her song "My Kind of Man" can be found on the "Rhythm of Honor" CD, a song compilation that benefits the Wounded Warriors Fund. She also collaborates with a variety of artists, writers and producers in the genres of Country, Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop for specific TV/Film and Artist uses.

Music Placements include: "Heartland" - CBC; "The Hills," "The City," & "Tough Love" - MTV/VH1; "Secret Lives of Women" - WE Network; "Unforgettable Wedding Venues" - WE Network; "Pit Boss" - Animal Planet; "Millionaire Matchmaker" - Bravo; "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" - Discovery Health; "Miss Turkey Trot & Miss Drumsticks" - TLC; "In Their Boots" - Webisodes; "Evergone" - dir. Brian J. Kaufman-Prod."The Simpsons"; Honeybaked Ham Commercial; "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" DVD bonus material; "Peter Perfect" - The Style Network; "America's Funniest Pets & People" - WGN; "Broken" - indie film

"Emerging as an observant working class songstress on the Ourstage radar..." -- Aidan Rush, Ourstage (US)

"Home cooked groove...aching, country bluesy feel to vocal attitude, great lyric references. Immensely promising."--TAXI (US)

"She shows herself in the emotionally-moving "Lightly" with an effortless Stevie Nicks vibe ala Fleetwood Mac. Uptempo, lively country music dotted with mandolins and pedal-steel guitars are well-appreciated, but Courtney wins us most in her sensitive, tender ballads, such as the love tale "Saginaw." --Rootstime (Belgium)

Influences include Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Eddie Vedder, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Wilco & Lucinda Williams.