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BIO

Courtland is a premiere vocalist, based in Minneapolis, MN. He has an amazing gift of singing and what sets him apart is his purpose in singing. 

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. In May of 2020 Courtland released a single, Trust In You. The Manifested Promise EP & the single Trust In You are both available on all digital platforms.

Courtland is currently the Worship Director for Epiphany Covenant Church, a multiethnic church plant in South Minneapolis.

 

In addition to leading worship, he works as an educator in Minneapolis and teaches Concert Choir at both Patrick Henry High School and Fair High School.

In the summer of 2019, Courtland founded Known MPLS, an audition-based community gospel youth choir. The choral ensemble was established in the later part of 2019 as an extension of Voicez, Inc., a 501(c)(3), nonprofit music organization striving to train and develop the next generation of singers and composers throughout the Twin Cities. Courtland is Known MPLS’s Creative Director and leads with the performance-based music education to galvanize youth between the ages of 12-25 as agents of change. The choir promotes self-esteem, leadership skills, cultural awareness, discipline and a commitment to excellence.

 

Since its inception, Known MPLS has had an opportunity to share the stage with some of the most prominent musical artists. Known MPLS has performed in a wide variety of venues, joining the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at the Ordway Theater and the Annual Music for the Holidays at The Armory. Live concerts have included the Minneapolis Urban League Gala and the MLK Breakfast at St. Cloud State University. Known has performed alongside Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker & Israel Houghton on the Festival of Praise Tour, and Shane & Shane for a National Live TV Broadcast. Known has recorded music with Kaycyy Pluto, Darnell Davis & Maya Buckner, as well as numerous events in local churches, high schools, and community centers. 

As an artist, Courtland seeks God to bring healing through his music. He believes that music transcends the exterior and reaches the hearts of people. As he sings, he feels The Holy Spirit change the atmosphere, as the mood is lifted, and listeners leave inspired. Courtland is able to impact so many people due to his sultry and soulful vocal technique. 

MUSIC
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VIDEOS

"Well done, very anointed, beautiful soothing worship!"

-Roosevelt George

"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!"

-Kawan Powers

"Thank you for keeping the faith and being such an inspiration, I feel truly blessed by your music project."

-Skye Moore

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."

-GB

"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. 

-NewBama

REVIEWS
BOOKING

Phone:

612-405-0377

Email:

booking@courtlandpickens.com

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