JULIE WAS BORN AND RAISED WEST OF DENVER IN GOLDEN, COLORADO. NESTLED IN THE FOOTHILLS, GOLDEN IS WHERE JULIE CALLS HOME TODAY, ALTHOUGH SHE FREQUENTLY TRAVELS TO NASHVILLE AND BEYOND TO PERFORM.
Julie has been singing her entire life fueled by the early encouragement and support from her Mom, Carley. Although life has driven her in many other directions, singing has been her constant “True North”.
Julie graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned her degree in History with a professional teaching license. Not only has she been a teacher and coach, but a successful tour operator and business owner. Julie and her husband Al started their own tour company called Golden Odysseys, Inc., specializing in equestrian and castle getaways in Ireland. A few years later, they branched out into Beyond the Classroom and took students to Washington D.C./Williamsburg and Ireland. In 2008, Julie moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her singing career with Marty Martel, CEO of Midnight Special Productions.
Her first CD, Defining Moments, was well-received and played throughout the world. Her first number one on the Independent Charts was Janie Fricke’s, It Ain’t Easy Being Easy. While singing in Nashville, Julie earned her certification as a therapeutic riding instructor and became the Director of Equine Facilitated Learning at Currey Ingram Academy in Tennessee.
In 2013, her husband Al passed away, forever changing Julie’s world and forcing her to move back to Colorado. In 2014, Julie recorded a second CD called, Bringing It Home. This CD is filled with special cover tunes that have been top ten hits for her throughout her career. There is one original single debuted on that CD, called 85 Miles to Greenville, written by Ty Avolio.
The highlight of her recording career was singing Slippin’ Away as a duet with the late country music legend, Jean Shepard. This duet soared to the number one spot within a few short weeks. Recently signed by Century II Records, Julie is planning her next CD, a music video and a hearty show schedule.
When Julie is relaxing, she loves to spend time with her Mom, enjoy the mountains and great outdoors and volunteer at a local therapeutic riding center. Her current personal project is writing a biography telling the life story of John A. Hobbs, the Godfather of Music Valley in Nashville.