Many say the Pacific Northwest “Isn’t Country”. But Cort Carpenter begs to differ. A decade in Nashville has proven to be very successful for this Washington State boy. An indie artist on the rise, Cort continues to wow audiences and listeners around the world. Cort has been nominated for 5 consecutive years at the JMA’s (world’s biggest indie music awards) and won “Male Entertainer of the Year” in 2017. Although unsigned, his dedication and competitiveness have landed him on the main stage on many of the biggest country music festivals nationwide. Cort was also recently featured at Live Nation’s (Watershed Music Festival) on the “Next from Nashville stage”. As he continues accomplish the near impossible as an indie artist, Cort continues to gain more attention from industry folks in Music City.
On the music front, Cort has released a ton of music since his arrival in 2012, and many say has the most underrated original release catalog in Nashville. Approaching his 50th song release, Cort is released his first full length album on February 10th. Titled “All In”, and including many of Nashville powerhouse songwriters (Gorley, Robbins, Smyers, Mooney, Johnston, Sorestad, etc…) , the album includes 10 songs. “This album I feel encapsulates my voice, sound, and vibe that best represents Cort Carpenter. So much thought, effort, love, and time has went into this album, I’m hopeful it’s heard by the right people who will take the chance on me and run with it. I’ve went all-in on this record.”
Before the release of this album, Cort’s released multiple EP’s and numerous singles. “My entire catalog I feel is diverse but stays true to who I am. It’s neat to have such a large selection of tunes that my fans all say they have different favorites. That means I’m doing something right by appealing to everyone”.
Having played over 1,000+ shows over the past decade, Cort’s live performance is one you won’t want to miss on tour or when he’s performing in Nashville next time you visit. Truly, Mr. Carpenter is one of Nashville’s hidden gems who is on the brink of stardom. Be sure to keep track of his tour dates.
On the home front, Cort enjoys hanging out with family and spending time with his wife, Kelly, whom he married on May 17th, 2014. In June 2021 Cort & Kelly had their first child, a boy, named Lux. “Fatherhood is the greatest thing I have ever experienced. Cort also heads his own foundation, Cort Carpenter Cares, which launched in 2015. This organization assists homeless animals & humans.
Catch Cort weekly in Nashville in 2023 and look for performances in your hometown throughout the year. Until then, stream all his music on your favorite streaming platforms and continue to request his music to your local radio stations.