Introducing… Courtney Cole: Part 1

From performing at church talent shows to writing for a publishing company, Cole has definitely worked her way into the country music scene.

Introducing… Courtney Cole: Part 1
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From Sister C to Tucker Beathard to Brett Young, you’ve gotten to know a lot about all of the new artists that are taking Nashville by storm. This time around, we’re introducing you to country newcomer Courtney Cole.

Cole grew up close to the jazzy city of New Orleans and always had a knack for music. From a young age, she was exposed to all of the different genres that the Louisiana city had to offer. But it was country that became her main fix thanks to the voices of Shania Twain, the Dixie Chicks and Faith Hill.

She moved to Nashville to pursue her musical dreams and attended college in Music City, which led her to the connections that put her where she is now.

“I moved to Nashville when I was 18 years old and I went to Belmont. It was really important for me to get my education and got a job as an internship at a publishing company and started writing songs even more,” explains Cole in the exclusive Sounds Like Nashville clip.

As time went by and her songs got better, she was offered her own publishing deal and has made the most of it ever since.

Learn more about how Cole made her way into the music industry and the moment she knew she wanted to sing for a living in the video above. Check back next Wednesday at 10am CT for the next installment of Introducing…Courtney Cole.

Fans can keep up with Cole on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.