Julie was born and raised west of Denver, Colorado, in the town of Golden. She is now living in North Carolina, where she calls home. Though she lives in North Carolina, she often travels to Nashville several times a year to perform. Julie has been singing her entire life fueled by the early encouragement and support from her Mom, Carley.
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 the late Marty Martel, CEO of Midnight Special Productions. Julie was signed with Century II Records under CEO Allen Karl as well.
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. Julie now has eight number one hits on the Independent Country Radio Charts, including three Platinum duets!
While singing in Nashville, Julie earned her PATH 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, upon her return to Colorado, Julie recorded a second CD called "Bringing It Home" a CD filled with special cover tunes that have been top ten hits for her throughout her career. It also won the 2017 Rural Roots Classic Country CD of the Year.
One highlight of her recording career was singing the Bill Anderson-penned song "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!
Julie is also a nationally award-winning author of the biography called: John A. Hobbs: The Life and Times of Music Valley's Visionary. This book was released in 2018, the same year she was inducted into her High School's Hall of Fame.
Century II is proud to call this fine country singer with many great talents one of our own.