Most people don’t decide on a career or discover their life path until they are in their early twenties. New Orleans singer/songwriter KOURTNEY HEART found at the age of three that performing was what she had come to do. Her interest in watching legends like The Temptations on Motown specials, as well as seeing her father perform in “real” life greatly influenced the toddler. Like many artists, she discovered the thrill of performing singing at church, but for KOURTNEY, there was no turning back. She got a glimpse of the future and that vision became her driving force, leading the young girl to diligently work toward her goal of becoming a recording artist.
KOURTNEY HEART is young but has been paying her dues for some time. With the support of her family, she began to perform as often as possible – each time perfecting her craft, developing humility and growing as an entertainer. She constantly pushed herself to achieve more and take her career to the next level. KOURTNEY HEART dreamed of working with the best artists and producers. This dream led her to her to New Orleans based manager/producer, DJ RAJ SMOOVE. The collaboration has proven to be a fruitful one. KOURTNEY’S sound continues to develop and she finds herself closer to realizing her vision.
The dynamic songstress has had the opportunity to showcase her talent on stages that seasoned artists strive to book. KOURTNEY HEART has performed at world-renowned Tipitina’s, the House of Blues, Republic, Dragon’s Den, and has hosted shows at local venues across the city including The Suite. She has opened for a variety of performers including platinum-selling artists such as Kelly Price, Trey Songz and Chrisette Michelle. She has dominated numerous talent shows and open mic nights as well as performed at Essence Music Festival youth programs and fashion industry events. KOURTNEY HEART’s hard work continues as she gears to release her debut EP, EYE DEE KAY, set to drop September 14, 2010.
KOURTNEY HEART has an appeal that spans R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop music genres. Her artistic influences are Brandy, Beyonce, Paramore, Keisha Cole, Leona Lewis and Rhianna. Striving to maintain balance with her career, academic achievement and community involvement, KOURTNEY is extremely active in philanthropic endeavors that promote positive messages. She hosted a self esteem and empowerment seminar for young women ages 7-14 called KOURTNEY’S LITTLE PRINCESSES and this winter will sponsor a city wide coat drive, KOURTNEY HEART’S COATS FOR KIDS. Through churches and youth advocacy groups, she uses her talent to inspire, empower and raise awareness about issues that face her generation. The Edna Karr Magnet High School senior has a captivating personality that makes connecting with others seem effortless.
While many people are able to see, few have the gift of vision, and of those, even fewer have the focus and commitment it takes to pursue a vision. Day by day, KOURTNEY HEART gets closer to that was revealed to her at three years old. The amazing vocalist, passionate performer and compassionate individual is well on her way to making the vision a reality. Get to know KOURTNEY HEART, the visionary the industry has been waiting for.
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