Cortney Tidwell

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Cortney Tidwell
Cortney Tidwell live at The Stone Fox, Nashville, TN.jpg
Cortney Tidwell performs live at The Stone Fox, Nashville, TN
Background information
Born December 2, 1972
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Experimental, Alternative, Electronic
Occupation(s) singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments drums, guitar, Omnichord, keyboards
Years active 2000-present
Labels City Slang, Ever Records (U.K.), Sissybragg Records
Associated acts Lambchop, Kurt Wagner, Lou Barlow, R. Stevie Moore, Silver Jews, Jim James

Cortney Tidwell is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Personal life[edit]

Cortney Lara Tidwell was born on December 2, 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee to country singer Connie Eaton and Cliff Williamson, music producer at A&R. Her grandfather Slim Williamson founded and operated renowned country music label Chart Records. Most of her family played at or was associated with The Grand Ole Opry. Her mother was diagnosed with manic depression, and Cortney's musical dreams became temporarily derailed. Cortney's musical genes reemerged following the death of her mother in 1999. She graduated from, McGavock High School in Nashville. She attended two years of college before dropping out to devote her time to creating art and music. To date, Cortney has released two full-length LPs and two EPs under her own name. In addition, she has also participated in a collaborative album of reimagined songs originally recorded for and released by her grandfather's Chart Records in the 1960s. featuring Kurt Wagner, William Tyler, and other members of Lambchop, under the name KORT. Cortney is the mother of two sons, Elijah and Hunter, both of whom are also musicians in their own right.

Tidwell drumming & singing live at The Stone Fox, Nashville, TN.
Tidwell performing live with Omnichord on Boys tour, England, 2010.


  • Cortney Tidwell EP (2005, Sissybragg Records)
  • Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (2007, Ever Records)
  • Boys (2009, City Slang)
    • Includes "Oh, China," which features a traditional Chinese melody and (indistinct) English vocals
  • Invariable Heartache (2010, City Slang) with Kurt Wagner
    • Contains new versions of songs originally recorded for Chart Records


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