About Courtney Cole
Nashville , TN
Courtney Cole, originally from Mandeville, Louisiana, is a Belmont University graduate. Courtney is the Executive Assistant to Gordon Kerr, COO for Black River Entertainment.
As a vocalist, Courtney: Opened for Billy Preston and Mavis Staples at the 2002 Orleans Parish Educators Convention; Sang for the induction of Fats Domino into the New Orleans Hall of Fame; Sang with Wardell Quezergue’s Big Band; Was featured during the NFL Monday Night Football Halftime Show; Took part in the Super Bowl XXXVI festivities at Fox Field; Sang the National Anthem at the 2002 Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic Basketball Tournament.
Courtney’s singing has associated her with corporations and groups like the Louisiana Tourist Commission, Blue Cross of Louisiana, Coca-Cola, Jostens Corporation, the Wal-Mart Corporation and the Louisiana Department of Education.
In addition, she has been a finalist in the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Miss Teen Louisiana Pageant, and was in the top ten at the Miss Louisiana Pageant.
Recently, she was chosen to be a featured performer in Chris Owens’ annual Easter Parade held in the historic French Quarter in New Orleans.
She made it to the third round of the Season 7 American Idol competition, surpassing thousands of other contestants earning her a chance before the Mighty Simon Cowell.
Recently signed as a staff writer to Black River Publishing, Courtney Cole is a familiar presence in the Nashville singer/songwriter circuit.