Julie Durden is a must see singer/songwriter. Her Debut CD 'Simple Things' released July 2003...a deep -rooted lyric based project, has captured the attention of so many listeners across the states. This album includes a song written and performed by Julie, titled 'Heaven' which in 2004 was chosen to appear in the independent film, 'Saving Sophie', (written and produced by Lorraine Portman -Portman Productions, Inc.) Julie lived in Nashville for three years and performed in many hot spots in the area. She moved back to Jacksonville and has created a large fan base from Orlando, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville, by performing weekly. Julie travels back and forth to Nashville two times a month to work on some great songwriting and it is paying off in her new album, 'FREE'. Julie Durden's release of her second album in July 2005 titled, 'FREE', is already receiving airplay in Seattle, WA. 94.1 KMPS FM, and local radio. The song that is receiving so much attention on the album is a true story about a deaf girl growing up, her niece. Julie wrote this song with hit songwriter Tim Johnson out of Nashville and this song is capturing the hearts of everyone. Julie also has a co-written song with Lucio Rubino on the album that won a CMT/NSAI songwriting contest this year! There is also a song on this album 'Front Porch' that tells her life story of how she has followed her dream after her Dad taught her to play the guitar. Julie is so proud of this new CD...she dove straight into the depth of her soul to give listeners the best experience they could have from twelve songs. This entire album has a very earthy, positive, truthful, and inspiring vibe. This new CD has already proven to be an emotional success with fans. Julie has been leading the stage with her original, acoustic alternative-country-pop feel, and an unlimited supply of original lyrics and acoustic drive, for the past six years. She has a sensitive and powerful way of getting out the dirt and beauty of life in her lyrics. Julie has been writing her own music and playing her guitar and mandolin and writing songs since she was nine years old. It is often said by those who follow Julie's music and style that they can relate to the stories. They feel as though she writes her songs just for them, exclusively. Julie's dedication, will, and faith, in doing what she loves, shows in her music. Julie Durden's music will become part of your soul.
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