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Origin: Peoria, IL
Genre: Gospel, R&B Soul
Years Active: 2005 - Present
Official Websites: courtlandpickens.com
Courtland is one of the premiere vocalists in Minneapolis, MN. He possesses an amazing gift of singing. However, what sets him apart is that singing is not just a hobby for him, but rather is his purpose.
In 2016, Courtland auditioned for The Voice, a nationally televised vocal competition. He placed within the top 150 contestants out of over 10,000 individuals who auditioned.
Courtland released his debut EP, The Manifested Promise in June of 2017. The EP was birthed from the scripture Hebrews 6:15, “And so after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.” This EP is an introduction to his journey to obtaining the promise. The Manifested Promise EP is available on all digital platforms.
Courtland leads worship at Epiphany Covenant Church, a multiethnic church plant in South Minneapolis. In addition to leading worship, he teaches Concert Choir at Patrick Henry High School, North Community High School, and Franklin Middle School. He provides private vocal lessons to aspiring singers ages 7 and up.
As an artist, Courtland seeks to heal people through his music. He believes that music transcends the exterior and reaches the hearts of people. Additionally, when he sings, the atmosphere changes, the mood is lifted, and listeners are left inspired. Courtland is able to impact so many people due to his sultry and soulful vocal technique. His style isn't forced, but rather hypnotic and soothing.
"Well done, very anointed, beautiful soothing worship!"
"I have so much respect for you as a person and for what God is doing in and through you. Your life's story is filled with God's grace and joy! Thank you so much for sharing!"
"Thank you for keeping the faith and being such an inspiration, I feel truly blessed by your music project."
Man of God using his talent
"I first heard my brother worship the Lord at UYWI conference. He is an anointed worshiper giving God the glory. You won't regret worshiping the Lord through the songs that God has given my brother in Christ Jesus."
"You know we attend the same church and I always loved your voice, it just sounds so anointed. You just feel the spirit when you sing."
-MsChar Too You
Amazing vocals, amazing voice. You can truly hear the God speak through him. This album is anointed and I can't wait tho hear more from this artist.