FORT WAYNE, Ind.—"Effortless, with a Stevie Nicks vibe" is how a critic from Belgium describes her. Fort Wayne native Courtney Leigh Heins is a rising country singer who recently won Best Country Song of the Year for "Bright Blue World" at the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards. Heins' latest album, also called "Bright Blue World," received four nominations overall including Country Song of the Year, Country Album of the Year, Producer of the Year for Jordan Higgins, and Producer of the Year for Bryan Dobbs.
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is proud to welcome Heins as the morning speaker at the annual Tapestry: A Day For You event on Friday, April 25, 2014.
Heins will speak about her journey "From Heartland to Hollywood," her struggles, perseverance, and what it means to follow your dreams. In addition, Heins will entertain the Tapestry audience with three of her songs.
With songs appearing on over 500 radio stations internationally and over 30 film and television productions, Heins continues to prove that she is a force to be reckoned with. Early exposure to music composition from her father started her off on the right foot. Combining Americana with country, folk, and pop, Heins' music tells stories of her roots in Fort Wayne, Ind., along with her more recent experiences at her new home in Los Angeles, Calif.
Heins will join Marilu Henner, Tapestry's keynote speaker, on April 25, 2014. For more information on Tapestry: A Day for You visit ipfw.edu/tapestry.