Kortney Wilson (nee Galerno) is a TV personality, interior designer, and former country music singer. She is best known as a presenter on television series, Masters of Flip, which she hosted for four seasons with her husband, Dave.
Kortney was born on February 8, 1979 in Windsor, Ontario. Her family left Windsor when
she was just three months old, and Kortney spent her formative years in Sudbury and Kitchener. Members of her extended family still live in the city, and to honour her hometown Kortney chose to release her first lifestyle book, Live Happy, at the Indigo book store at Devonshire Mall on February 16, 2019.
In 1998, Kortney moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music under the stage name, “Kortney Kayle.” Shortly thereafter, she signed a deal with Lyric Street Records. Although she never released a complete studio album, Kortney did have a hit single in 2001 called “Unbroken by You.” While living in Nashville, Kortney met Dave Wilson, who was also a Canadian ex-pat and an aspiring musician. The two eventually married and learned to flip houses as a means of supplementing their income. Their renovation skills and natural chemistry drew the attention of TV executives and the couple signed a deal with Country Music Television (CMT), launching a show called Meet the Wilsons. They eventually had two other shows on CMT, The Wilsons Flip Out and a talk show called Kortney and Dave. After a successful run at CMT, the couple brought their talents to Home and Garden Television (HGTV) where they hosted Masters of Flip for four seasons, and are now working on their most recent program, Making it Home with Kortney and Dave, which began in January of 2020.
Kortney and Dave Wilson have three children and currently live in Nashville. In December of 2019, the couple announced that they were divorcing after 18 years of marriage, but would continue to work together on their HGTV program.
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