About Courtney

     Courtney S. Lennon is the author of the forthcoming book, Live Forever: The Songwriting Legacy of Billy Joe Shaver (Texas A&M University Press).

      She is the founder and Editor of Turnstyled, Junkpiled Music Magazine, which she started in 2011. Courtney has contributed to Lone Star Music Magazine, Texas Music Magazine, and Buffalo, NY-based JAM Magazine. 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 currently working on her next book, True Love Will Find You In The End: The Life and Music of Daniel Johnston (Texas A&M University Press), a biography on late singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. 


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)

Writer/publisher Courtney S. Lennon has taken the lead in the Americana scene through the founding of roots music magazine, Turnstyled Junkpiled. Her publication style has been consistently inventive and often inspired. Her articles, interviews and editorials have proved to be original, daring, engaging and probably comes as close as anyone in this generation will see of the glory days of Lester Bangs.

Terry Paul Roland (San Diego Troubadour, FolkWorks, No Depression)

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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