Judy Kanyo is a newcomer to the Live Band Music scene in Southern Ontario. With her Band REDNECK SOUL playing The latest Major artists cover tunes for Country/New Country, and some Pop and Rock as well for live band venues. You are certain to be hearing lots more From Judy at the local upscale clubs and live band establishments. The songs from her first Cd in 2005 received airplay throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA , and some airplay in Canada. In the European country music association (www.europeancma.com) Judy was nominated for song of the year x2 , top artist of the year,top female artist of the year and future star award in 2006. Judy's tune DARLIN ITS OVER remained on the chart for 13 months hitting number 5 tying with Gretchen Wilson.
Judy tried out her song writing talents and wrote a Christmas tune called "Mistletoe My Cowboy and Me" which went number 1 and was the second tune nominated in the 2006 awards. In Canada, Judy made the Canadian Country Chart for the first time with a tune called "IT MUST BE RAIN" which was also selected for airplay on all of AIR CANADAS fleet in May 2006. Judy also performed for Air Canada at the Hilton Hotel in Narita Japan (Tokyo) for the Star Alliance annual meeting and dinner. In the USA the tune MISTLETOE MY COWBOY AND ME' made the NEW MUSIC WEEKLY chart as the highest christmas tune in 2006. Judy did a tour in New Zealand with the radio station and performed at the famed FOXTON FAIR. Her tunes were also included in the Canadian troops cd which is sent overseas to entertain our armed forces and is ongoing on a regular basis.
Judy now has her second cd called NOT WHAT I HAD IN MIND which was produced at the famed QUAD studios in Nashville with top musicians including Craig Krampf from JOURNEY Garry Talent from the ESTREET band, Marc Jordan from Van Morrison Band etc... This cd released in July 2007 was nominated for Album of the year 2007 on the European Country Music Awards.
Judy gained more airplay in the USA with HMG (Higgins Music group) of Nashville and got considerable airplay . On Bill Hennes's Allaboutcountry.com a top internet station in the USA, Judy's first release "Not What I Had In Mind" flew to number one on the chart. Her Christmas tune from 2006 is tied with Taylor Swifts new christmas release and ahead of Carrie Underwoods Christmas tune on the Allabout country new music Chart... Judy's songs are already announced as cd of the month in several European radio playlists. Soon Judy will be joining forces with Paul Loggins Promotion in California to promote her new single "You Wouldn't Lie To An Angel Would ya" in late January of 2008. In March Judy will be performing at the Nashville Convention Centre at the annual COUNTRY Radio Seminar (MARCH 4, 5 and 6 2008) All country radio stations will be at this event. Other plans in 2008 include recording a duet with Dusty Owen at Country Discovery records In TN.usa with producer Mike Headricks.
Judy now has a band in Ontario and has been performing at various venues and festivals in order to promote fan awareness in Canada. Her most recent event was the Balls Falls Conservation Festival In Jordan Ontario On the Thanksgiving weekend,and The Toys for Tots In Welland Ontario (christmas fundraiser). In the USA Judy performed at the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame In Jackson Tenneessee with Narvel Felts, Wanda Jackson and other well Known Singers. Judy has already been asked to perform at 2 ONTARIO country radio stations Festivals this summer 2008. Dont miss out on Booking THE JUDY KANYO BAND for your event!!!! Judy lives near Newmarket In a town called BEETON just 30 minutes north of Toronto. Judy's website is www.judykanyo.com and she also has sites on myspace.com and soundclick.com and youtube.com Judy sings past classic hits to present day hits plus her fabulous originals all rolled into one dynamic show. Judy is a unique talent... there is no one else like her out there. The Oshawa Ontario newspaper called her the "SINGING SENSATION"
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