Courtney Keil has firmly established herself as one of the brightest up-and-comers in the Australian country music scene. She's already secured two #1 spots on the Australian iTunes Country Singles chart with her previous releases `I Just Wanna Hold You' and 'Hummingbird'. This chart-topping songstress releases her third single and video 'Where Does All The Love Go', a dreamy and enchanting ballad dedicated to the essentialism of love.
"Ballads have always been really important to me" muses Keil, "and for my third single, I wanted to release a song that is deeply personal and in contrast to my previous singles. 'Where Does All The Love Go' reveals a different side of me and also my musicality. I wanted to bring a story to my audience that I really connect to."
Produced by multi-award winning Rod McCormack (Gina Jeffreys, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole) at Music Cellar Studios, 'Where Does All The Love Go' is a highly anticipated release for Keil. "We worked to incorporate iconic sounds as an ode to some of my favourite classic 90's country love ballads, inspired by heroes Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood, to create a passionate, nostalgic track." A heartfelt ballad, devoted to unlocking the nature of love, Keil explains "As I began writing this song with Rod McCormack, Gina Jeffreys, Sam Gay and Templeton Thompson, we quickly fell in love with the spirit of the message. The inherent theme is questioning 'how can anyone live without love?' giving hope to love lost, which we all may experience at some time throughout our life."
The accompanying video was filmed in a pine forest on the NSW Central Coast and was directed by Duncan Toombs of The Filmery. As Keil states "I wanted a video that would go hand-in-hand with my song. Something beautiful and simple with lots of space and warm glowing sunlight". The video features Keil at an upright piano singing and calling on the power of love, surrounded by natural elements that compliment her captivating vocals.
Connecting to her audience is something that comes easy to Keil. She was handpicked to perform the national anthem acapella at Bathurst for the opening round of the 2021 Supercars Championship, off the back of her singles. Her debut single 'I Just Wanna Hold You', released in August 2020, reached #1 on the iTunes Country Singles chart, peaking at #15 on The Music Network Country Hot 50 airplay charts. Keil's sophomore single 'Hummingbird' debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Singles chart and #2 on the AIR 100% Independent Singles chart.
It is no surprise that Beat Magazine hailed Keil as "one of the most exciting talents in Australian country music." She was recently invited to perform as June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash The Concert tour, alongside Daniel Thompson. Keil delighted audiences so much, she was invited to continue her role as June for the remainder of the national tour throughout 2021.
With two singles that have already raced to the top of the charts, Courtney Keil has already secured herself in the heart and mind of the Australian country music scene. Her latest ballad 'Where Does All the Love Go' not only demonstrates her range as a songwriter but as the breakout star of 2021.