Christy Sutherland

Senior Associate

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Senior Associate Christy Sutherland has a Music Business degree from Belmont University. She is an award-winning singer/songwriter. Her awards include an Emmy nomination and four Diamond Awards for Christian Country Female Vocalist of the Year as well as an Absolutely Gospel award for Traditional Song of the Year and a coveted BMI award. As a songwriter, she has achieved major success, having over 50 of her songs recorded by top artists.

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An associate of Renee Grant-Williams since 1995, Christy’s clients include Julie Roberts, Kim Carnes, Julie Reeves, Jason Michael Carroll, Lindsey Haun, Matraca Berg, Pam Tillis, Jeff Hanna (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Red Roots and Jenny Beth Willis (American Idol).

Christy stresses breath control, vocal power, stamina and how to sing with emotion. She teaches singers how to become “one with the song,” truly pouring their heart and soul into a tune. Christy also educates performers on vocal care, helping them to strengthen and use their voice for years to come without fear of vocal damage.

“Every student I’ve ever worked with has seen marked improvement in their singing through implementing Renee’s technique, whether they are a beginner or a bona fide rock star!”
—Christy Sutherland.

Christy’s mother-in-law, Country Music Hall of Famer Barbara Mandrel, co-produced Christy’s most recent album, “Greater Still”.

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Susan D. Carter David East Mary Beth Willis Grayson Campbell
"She sang at an event in October where one of our US House of Representatives was campaigning. He sent her a personal note from his office in Washington DC complimenting her singing and that his whole staff had listened to her CD!"
Susan D. Carter
“I’m a much better singer, thanks to Christy. She is a gifted teacher, coach and mentor who patiently fixed all my breathing and pitch issues. Now I can sing several shows during a weekend and still have a voice when it’s over. I can’t recommend her highly enough!”
David East
"Christy's vocal coaching molded my daughter into the singer she is today! From good to great! From average to extraordinary! From 100,000 contestants all the way to becoming a top 20 female finalist on Season 12 American Idol!"
Mary Beth Willis
Mother of American Idol Alum Jenny Beth ​Willis
"Best vocal coach I've ever had. Christy makes me feel like family and not just another voice student."
Grayson Campbell
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