known for the (patent pending) Bandana hats she
when she needed an attractive cover-up to wear when
touring. They are being shown now on TV!
In the past though, she's always been known for the
she wears as concerns her long and varied career in the
music business ......
for the most part wearing three or four of these hats at
WORN A DOZEN HATS
(SEE BELOW) & THE
been singing since she was a child and writing poems &
songs almost as long. She has always loved songwriting
as much as she enjoys singing. From a musical family,
Judy could add a fourth harmony part at age 7 and enjoys
singing harmony as much as lead. Early on, she
had a 3-octive range and has sung both tenor & bass in a
Sweet Adeline quartet. At one time she had
Judy's Jingles, and wrote for celebrants,
commercials and events such as the 25th Anniversary of
Port St. Lucie, FL and the Jensen Beach Pineapple
Festival. Moving around to various states throughout
her life, she's always been in church choirs or Praise
and Worship bands as well as singing in various events
in her community. Judy won 1st place in a Hollywood Song
Jubilee contest, in the "Standards" division,
singing & playing piano (When Sunny Gets Blue).
Starting in the mid 70's, for 10 years Judy (then Judy
Atwell) had her own booking agency and worked out of her
home, first in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, then later in
Chesterfield, Mo. A licensed Union agent, she booked
every type of act and music, and also put on Theme
parties. During this time she was writing songs,
and sometimes singing with various groups she booked.
a recording artist in '92, singing her own original (or
co-written) songs. She's recorded 82 songs (on 7 albums)
of the 350+ she's written or co-written and 14 other
artists have recorded 33 of her originals songs. Over
the years, Judy has received many awards for her singing
ability and her songs have been on the Independent charts,
with thirteen (13) reaching #1 status.
was # 1 on the Roots Gospel chart for a record 18
weeks. Thirty (30) of Judy's original songs can be
heard (some downloaded free) at her page on
Number One music. She's
been # 1 (in Country Pop genre) of the Top 5
listed there for 12 months, with other talented acts,
such as Rascal Flatts. To learn more about Judy's recording career,
Although she learned to play a flute in school, Judy no
longer plays it. She is self-taught on piano and
autoharp (which she plans to add to her
shows for a little variety). Judy hopes to also add a
bit of 'Strumstick' and/or Dulcimer as well.
Judy has had or been in many groups in the past 20
years, with names such as RHAPSODY, JUDY & NICK AT
NIGHT, COMMAND PERFORMANCE, etc. She now has a duo
with Cathy Squires called
that performs at local events and venues around
Welden owns Songrite Creations Prdctns. (BMI) and
Sine Qua Non Music (ASCAP) pub. companies,
publishing her own and other writers music. For 6 years
she promoted herself & other artist/songwriters on both
her record labels (Treasure Coast & Heartfelt
, sending their songs (Country, Pop & Christian
genres) to radio stations worldwide. Some of Judy's
co-writers are: Rhonnie Scheuerman, Phil Coley, Marc
Rabins, Alesia Panajota, Terrance Alan, Tom Littleby,
Tina Billias, Siuberto Soccaras and Kevin Wicker.
only does Judy have many of her own award-winning songs
available for other singers to record, but she also
publishes the best songs of many talented songwriters,
such as: Billy O'Hara, Sandra Stoflet, and Robert
RECORD LABEL OWNER:
When she resided in FL, Judy owned Treasure Coast
Records (Country & AC/Pop genres) and Heartfelt Records
(Christian music). Christian songs are still being
released on Heartfelt Records.
INSTRUCTOR & JUDGE:
Starting the TCSA (Treasure Coast
Songwriters Assn) in 1993,
Judy was the director for 4 years, and later served as
Advisor. She has judged the SOWI (Songwriters of
Wisconsin International) songwriting contest for over a decade.
In June 2006, Judy judged the annual competition of the
CCMA (Colorado CMA), receiving a HALL OF FAME
award at that event for her help with songwriters and
artists for more than a decade.
(in the past):
over 100 artist during this interim ('93 - '99), her
personal promoter at the time, the late Gene Bear,
called Judy "Wonder
Woman of the 90's"
put out 10 CDs in a 12 month period. She designed the
jackets, wrote the bios, basically 'did it all' from
start to finish. After she tried to get everyone their
fair share in royalty payments, she became known for her
quote: " We Indies
plow a large field to reap half a peanut every other
!! Things are different now, thanks to the
Internet, but in the mid-90's it was tough and
unprofitable if one were an independent artist and/or
Judy is now promoted by RhonBob
here for website) & no longer promotes
others; however she is still a publisher. Her music is
released to radio stations worldwide by North Star Records &
the Hot Disc compilation CD, which includes major
noted above, Judy came up with her patent pending
Bandana Hat idea when she wanted something attractive to
wear for "bad hair days" on tour. She couldn't
keep a bandana on her head, so she thought of using a
headband in one to keep it in place. After she stopped
touring, she took the time to make various styles,
adding more and more improvements on her initial idea.
They are now being seen on TV and will be sold in
catalogs as well.
Bandana hat website
World Inventions website
Ban. Hat 60 Sec. Video
Welden has written a screenplay, that fits 33 of her
original songs, to be played during the various scenes.
Not a musical per se, however it will have a lot of
music being played and sung throughout. Stay tuned for
more info on this matter... or subscribe to her
bi-monthly newsletter (see below).
Judy Welden's career. For more info, names of CDs,
awards, songs that went to #1, etc., please check out
click here ... or at any of
the music sites below where her music is heard. To get
updates on Judy's career, send an email to her, with
"Friends of JW
in the subject line.
Judy's page on #1 Music -
Judy's latest CD (Pain Shy Blues &
- Fax: 770 503-0096