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

Kin to legendary songwriter, Stephen Foster, Courtney is a strong voice in the roots community. A native of Buffalo, NY, she graduated from The University at Buffalo with a B.A. in Philosophy and began her writing career at the Arts Desk of The University at Buffalo Spectrum.


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. 

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