About Courtney

      Courtney S. Lennon is the founder and editor of Turnstyled, Junkpiled Music Magazine, which she started in 2011. She has written features on Ryan Bingham, Guy Clark, Terry Allen, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Dale Watson, Van Dyke Parks, and Wanda Jackson, among others.


     She is the author of Live Forever: The Songwriting Legacy of Billy Joe Shaver (Texas A&M University Press), a book which "aims to illustrate Shaver’s often unsung impact on country music." - Rolling Stone


Courtney S. Lennon writes like words and melodies haunt her blood. She finds diamonds between the cracks and immediately digs them up. Anyone can recycle names from top forty charts, but Courtney tells you what you need to know before you even know it. Listen. You'll be grateful.

Brian T. Atkinson (Author, I’ll Be Here In The Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt and The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard)

Courtney writes about the music world with intelligence and passion.  Her knowledge of American music history and of its evolution to the present day is smart, insightful and informed; and her emotional connection draws me in.


Gary Austin (Founder of the Groundling Theatre)

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