Who Is Kent Courtney?


Who is Kent Courtney?  Those of you who do not live or travel in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States may not have heard of him.  For those who attend Civil War events may have seen him at reenactments.  Although he has done a little acting in Civil War documentaries and have written a few books about the war, most people who have met Kent Courtney know him for his music.  He performs old authentic Civil War songs with his guitar before crowds at events commemorating the Civil War.  If you have ever heard this man in concert, regardless of if you are interested in the Civil War or not, you will not leave disappointed.

Some of you are saying, “This is cool.  I love reading about the Civil War, and I enjoy Civil War events.  I do think that it is important to keep the history of the Civil War alive so that many generations can learn about the war.  What does Kent Courtney have to do with railroads?”

That is a very good question.  The answer is that Kent Courtney has performed many songs about the Civil War, and he has performed songs about the railroad.  In matter of fact, his album ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ is a collection of railroad songs.  You have famous titles like ‘I’ve Been Working on the Railroad’, ‘Casey Jones’, ‘Wreck of Old 97’ and, of course, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’.  Whether you are an old timer or a young one, you will have a great time listening to Kent Courtney.  You can learn more about Kent Courtney and where you can catch one of his shows at www.kentcourtney.com.


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