Judy was introduced to the world of Western (that’s cowgirl) music through the recordings of Patsy Montana, the first female recording artist to record a million-seller: her self-penned “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart (1935). The sweet clarity of Miss Patsy’s voice and the jazzy swing accompaniments of the Western classics drew Judy in, like a moth to a flame.
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For nearly 20 years, Judy has toured across the US, and into Canada and Europe, singing the songs of the American west. She has performed solo, led several bands and contributed to countless musical collaborations. She has won awards for her yodeling, and for her skill in vocal harmonies and arrangements. A symphony orchestra featured her with her band, Pride of the Prairie, performing her original orchestrations. Through her music, she has taught audiences of all ages about pioneer life, and about the lives of the Real/Reel Cowboys and Cowgirls.
Today, she tours with the duo, Notable Exceptions, the International Western Music Association’s 2015 Harmony Duo of the Year and recipient of The 2017 Marilyn Tuttle Best of the Best Harmony Award.