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“Ground breaker, breath taker, earth shaker, c'mon baby, c'mon” is how seventeen-year-old Georgia native Courtney Dickinson starts her latest single, Unstoppable. The lyrics do not just apply to the song, they also apply to Courtney’s budding Country Music Career. She co-wrote her latest single and recorded it in just days as a finalist of Dodge’s “Inspired by You” contest. But that is not the first major company to feature this red headed beauty’s music. At fourteen, Courtney took part in The Gap’s “Born to Play” event which featured live music in their stores across the country, with the songs continuing to play after the event as the store’s soundtrack. Even before Dodge and The Gap, Courtney’s song Falter was featured by Vietti Vinyl and her photo was featured on cans of chili!
“Like thunder and lightning, better look out 'cause it's striking” and before you know it, Courtney Dickinson will become a household name. Courtney is a senior in high school who enjoys spending as much time with her friends as possible. However, unlike her friends, Courtney has spent her high school years as a home schooled student so that she can focus her spare time on her music career. Performing her own music is not the only thing Courtney loves. She is an active partner in the Musician’s on Call Program, participates in both domestic and international missions trips and mentors local middle school students in her hometown of Acworth, Georgia on both singing and playing guitar.
“Heart racing, dream chasing, it's worth the chance we're taking.” Chances are what Courtney has been taking since a child. It all started as a toddler, when Courtney began acting and modeling, and then became the youngest member of the Little General Cloggers on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. By the time she entered grade school, Courtney had the honor of performing at President Jimmy Carter’s Birthday Celebration. Over the next few years, Courtney honed in on her talents by studying with the top acting and vocal coaches in Los Angeles and creating an impressive list of appearances for a small town girl from Georgia.
“Hit the road and leave it all behind us, where we're headed doesn't matter now.” Courtney, accompanied by her parents, frequently makes the four-hour trip from Acworth to Nashville. Nashville is where Courtney has befriended countless songwriters who have helped her create an impressive song catalog. She released her debut EP, Taking Chances in 2009, where she co-wrote three of the tracks. Nashville is also where Courtney spent the last four summers performing at both Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and the Hard Rock Café during CMA Fest.
“We're unstoppable, whoa unstoppable…” Unstoppable is just what Courtney is. From her original songs like Quarter to Never and It’s Gotta be Rough to her unique country-fied cover of Born This Way, no one can deny that Courtney is on to something special. Or whether it was her Ready, Set, Don’t Go, duet with Billy Ray Cyrus at age 12, opening for Cowboy Troy at the Big & Rich fan party, or even performing the national anthem for the Atlanta Braves, Courtney always finds a way to bring her southern roots to the stage, and won’t let anyone forget that she’ll always be an Unstoppable country girl.
Courtney Dickinson is a member of CMA, BMI and SAG.