Courtlyn Carr
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Courtlyn Carr

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"Wow, Just Wow!"

Wow, just wow!

Sara Hunt
Swindon, UK
Maverick Music Magazine Contributor

Courtlyn Carr is a talented singer and instrumentalist hailing from Calvert County. Courtlyn comes from a family that has an incredible passion for music and it is that passion that has propelled her into the spotlight with her new release, a four track EP called TURN BLUE. Courtlyn has been studying music for many years and with this new EP she is reaping the benefits of that study by being able to perform music that she is proud of. Courtlyn’s first album ALMOST THREE was released when she was nineteen, since that release Courtlyn has matured both as a person and singer. All four songs were written by Courtlyn. Compared with the likes of Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride, Courtlyn has a lot to live up to but she does this with ease – in fact she shines. The EP kicks off with the title track Turn Blue. Courtlyn has a voice way beyond her years on this amazing ballad. This is a traditional sounding country song. Courtlyn’s vocals have a slight hint of Lorrie Morgan about them. This is a classy song of the very highest quality. How Great A Gift is a more upbeat song but it still retains a strong country vibe throughout. This is a song about the gift of love. Courtlyn’s vocals are polished and a delight to listen to. Tennessee Nights has a more modern country feel about it. Courtlyn’s vocals are charming and reminiscent in style of Pam Tillis. What Turns You On is a luxurious song with rich evocative vocals. A stunning song with a sultry sexy feel about it. Courtlyn puts a lot of passion into her vocals on this song, which rounds off the EP very nicely and leaves the listener wanting much, much more. This EP certainly has the wow factor. - -


Almost Three-2003
Turn Blue EP-2009



A contemporary songwriter, Courtlyn Carr knew long ago that her heart and soul had—and have—an insatiable hunger for writing and performing her own music. As a powerful vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Carr pours her energy into creating music that displays the emotion and honesty inherent in a Nashville star.

October 2009 brought the independent release of Carr's new Ep, Turn Blue. The disc is the artist's sophomore endeavor. It was recorded at Bias Studios with two-time Grammy award-winning engineer of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jim Robeson, and Emmylou Harris and Tony Rice's mandolin and fiddle player, Rickie Simpkins. Both were excited to be working on the project, often expressing how thoroughly impressed they were with Carr's "amazing" vocals and "damn good" songwriting. Robeson wrapped up the project saying Carr's voice and music are simply "a treat. We don't often get to work with vocalist this talented." An excited Simpkins proclaimed, “I’ve played and sang with everyone from Emmylou, to Linda Ronstadt, to Dolly Parton and this girl has got it!”

Carr's work on Turn Blue often brings to mind such names as Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis. The EP has landed her a spot on Delaware T.V. broadcast, the Tim Qualls Show, airplay on and opening spots for international touring act, the Bridge. The Calvert Recorder calls Carr's work "expressive and moving . . . seductive, [and] sexy." A review form the UK places the EP as "of the very highest quality." Turn Blue "leaves the listener wanting much, much more. This EP certainly has the wow factor." Maverick Music Magazine rates Turn Blue with four out of five stars.

Turn Blue captures Carr’s talents in a glimpse. Each track demonstrates her impeccable and unique vocals and her personal and mature lyrics. The recording is paving the way for the writer’s new album. It is her first real mark on the country music scene; however, it is certainly the first of many. Carr’s songwriting abilities will definitely allow her to enjoy longevity in the music industry and fulfill the musical aspirations she has been chasing since she was a child.