Kurt Fortmeyer
  • Whites Creek, TN
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"Music To Go USA in Bristol, Connecticut just picked up 6 of the 11 tracks on my CD "One More Night In Nashville" for airplay."
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"Country Jukebox in Munich, Germany just picked up my CD "One More Night In Nashville"."
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"Radio Parkstad in Haren, The Netherlands has picked up four songs from my CD "One More Night In Nashville"."
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"WRUW-FM 91.1 has picked up my "One More Night In Nashville" CD for airplay."
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"So sorry , was trying to make a "Danish" joke to the songtitle , .... And i Like your songs ..."
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"Thanks for totally disrespecting me and my music on your radio show this week. If you have that much disregard for my music, why bother playing it?"
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"Apparently, I have been nominated for "Songwriter Of The Year". Y'all know what to do...vote for me, or don't."
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"Last minute gig alert!!! Dale Allen & Friends @ Ri'chard's Café in Whites Creek tonight. I open the show at 6:00pm"
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Profile Information

I'm a:
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
I play:
Guitar, Harmonica
Tell us about yourself:
Americana/Country Singer/Songwriter
I was born in a barn and raised in a stable environment.

2014 Horizon Award ~ Tennessee Songwriters Association International

2014 "Best Of The Best" ~ Nashville Ear

Fans of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kris Kristofferson, and David Allan Coe should enjoy "One More Night In Nashville", the latest release from this North Carolina native currently residing in the hills northwest of Nashville.
From the twin fiddle kickoff of the opening track "(I Got My Heart) Broke In" to the last lonesome harmonica bend of the closer "I've Been There", Kurt takes the listener on a colorful and emotional meander through an eleven song set of what can be loosely categorized as (not today's) country music...four solo writes and seven co-writes with Nashville newcomers and old-timers, including hit writers Rich Fagan and Dave Gibson, and the Grammy-nominated Jeff Batson.
For fans of hardcore honkytonk music, Kurt sets up the bar with his tribute to the Georges "Dickel, Strait & Jones" and the sly "(A Man Can't Live On) Beer Alone". If busted relationships are your thing, the ragtime/New Orleans/blue yodel "Better Hearts Than Yours" takes a light-hearted poke at an ex. "A Thing Of The Past" will make you yearn for a love gone by, while the bluegrass song done Kentucky Headhunters-style "You Done Done It Now" offers up a darker solution. The Bob Seger-meets-Pete Seeger-on-Jimmy Buffett's-houseboat vibe of the economic protest "Not In My Backyard", the sad sentimental song about Grandpa "Inside That Box" and the mad not-so-sentimental one about Dad "(All You Taught Me How To Do Was) Drink", and the struggling songwriter's lament of the title track round out the CD.

"Tap your toes, hum along, get a little lift, and learn something in the process. That’s country music the way it’s supposed to be done...carried on an easy and pleasing melody delivered by a voice so pleasant it can take some effort to pay attention to the lyrics rather than just drift away."

- Dave Pilot, OUTLAW Magazine (Jul 21, 2014)

"When I hear songwriters like Kurt Fortmeyer, it makes me wonder if the Music City record executives ever leave their offices. How can so many great wordsmiths, like Fortmeyer, be overlooked, while mediocre songs are shoved down our throats. If you are tired of the steady diet of bland gruel that is being served up from the Nashville music cafeteria, do yourself a favor and get Kurt Fortmeyer's 'One More Night In Nashville' today."

- Porkchop's Catch Of The Week, WLHR-FM 92.1 Lavonia, Georgia (Nov 18, 2014)

“Kurt Fortmeyer is clearly committed to the roots of his raisin'. Fresh, fun, creative songwriting with music that is firmly rooted in Traditional Country. A nice voice that is easily recognizable, smooth and easy on your ears. A must play for any DJ on the cutting edge of Traditional Country and Ameripolitan Music.Your listeners will soon be Fortmeyer fans!”

- Woody Adkins, The Real Deal Country Show and Midnight Country on KOPN 89.5 FM Columbia, MO.

"Gathered in the upstairs living room were members of another class. Kurt Fortmeyer, a six-year Third Sunday vet, had the room entranced with a Dave Gibson co-write titled “The Box.” On one past Sunday afternoon, the red-bearded Fortmeyer hit a lick of good fortune when he played a tune in the presence of guitar guru Dave Isaacs, who recorded the song on his next CD."

- Rand Bishop, American Songwriter (May 03, 2012)

“Yet it was the night’s bookends that perhaps best characterized the spirit of the gathering, a pair of hard-working but lesser-known singer-songwriters named Anthony Neff and Kurt Fortmeyer. Neff, the organizer and emcee of the event, did a nice job with “Nothin’” and “Buckskin Stallion Blues” after speaking eloquently about the legacy of Van Zandt’s songs and how they continue to inspire other songwriters to carry on the craft. And Fortmeyer capped the night with a spirited “Two Hands” that had those left in the club clapping and singing along. The inspired had become the inspirer.”

- Rick Cornell, No Depression

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Dreams

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments





"You can't campaign with a machine gun."



I'm not sure what that means, but apparently I said it in a dream one night last week. A couple of nights later, a guy came up to me in another dream and said "You can't campaign with a machine gun. I heard you say that the other day. That was so cool!" It… Continue

Liquor? I Hardly Know Her! Part 2: I'm Not A Fool

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 7:49am 0 Comments



           This is a hook I came up with based on all those old Robert Young (Marcus Welby, M.D.) television commercials where he would say "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV". It had several rough permutations ("I'm not a fool, but I play one when you wear that dress" and things along that line) before I…

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Liquor? I Hardly Know Her! Part 1: Jack In Common

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 9:31am 0 Comments

          I've been thinking lately about how all the research I did when I was younger has helped me write drinking and barroom songs now that I'm sober (32 years!). One of the first songs that comes to my mind is the third song I ever wrote with my friend Bo Thomas Biermann. Bo is one of the better singers I've ever…

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THE HEART OF A HOBO

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

THE HEART OF A HOBO

          My late friend Billy Phillips once told me that he had originally moved to Nashville to be a Gospel singer. Billy had Muscular Dystrophy and by the time I first met him at Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern, he was pretty much confined to a wheelchair. He told me that at one time earlier in life he had been able to walk, and even though he was a “wheelie”, he felt certain that he would walk again one day.

          Billy also had a great love of classic…
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At 8:22am on January 8, 2015, Anja Krone said…
So sorry , was trying to make a "Danish" joke to the songtitle , .... And i Like your songs ...
At 9:57am on December 12, 2014, Don C Woods Jr said…

No they are not 

At 10:45am on December 11, 2014, Don C Woods Jr said…

"Hello My name is Don Woods from East Texas I'm a Country Music Artist looking make new Friends & Fans and also build my network.Please check out my Nashville Universe Profile page and check out my music & CMT music video Thanks Don Woods…"

At 2:40pm on December 8, 2014, Tim Yokley said…

I will be uploading the song as soon as I get it made into an mp3. I posted the lyrics but it didn't work so I will keep working on it. I couldn't see the Ghana guest. Maybe that's a good thing since I have billions of dollars waiting in an offshore account just waiting for me to send them $5K to get it out..lol

At 10:14pm on December 7, 2014, Sara Ann said…

Thank you so much for the friendship! 

At 11:20pm on December 3, 2014, shane shaw said…

no, it's in Gaston County....but I know what you mean!

At 10:20pm on November 30, 2014, Olivia Frances said…

Hey! I'm glad you found me on here!! Hope all is well with you. 

At 4:30pm on November 30, 2014, Merv Webster said…

G'day Kurt, good to get to know you mate.  Hope life is being kind.  I'm basically a storyteller and share my stories through ballads, verse and yarns.  

At 2:32pm on November 30, 2014, Mike Cullison said…

Thanks, I enjoy yours as well.

At 6:28pm on November 29, 2014, Jimmy Parker said…

Thanks for requesting me, Kurt. Hope all is well with you. 

 
 
 

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