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Family Ties

by Judy DeRamus

Traditional Country Gospel music. Six #1 radio hits. A little Texas Swing and a whole lot of heart. If you like the steel guitar and fiddle, you'll love the excellent music and exciting vocals by "The First Lady of Christian County" Judy DeRamus.
Genre: Country: Country Gospel
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1. Twice Mine
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2. Say It Now
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3. How About Your Heart
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4. Could You Walk A Mile
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5. Help Me
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6. Be A Beacon
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7. Family Ties
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8. Since I Found You
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9. The Cross Road
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10. The Greatest Miracle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Judy DeRamus - Biography
Singing in public started at the early age of three for Judy as she had to stand in a chair at the local country radio station to be able to reach the microphone. Little did anyone know at the time that this shy young girl would impact literally thousands of lives in the years to come with her beautiful voice.

Judy was born in Gold Beach, Oregon but became an Okie at the ripe old age of three months when her family moved back to the Oklahoma hills where they had lived prior to their West Coast years.

Judy's love for music grew and after graduation from High School she traveled full time with her own country band. However, Judy's heart and desire was always in singing Gospel music. Although good things were happening to further her country music career she decided to follow her heart and re-established her relationship with God.

Through the encouragement of singer / actor Hoyt Axton, Judy went back into the studios and record Gospel music with a country flavor.

Since that time Judy has had seventeen #1 songs and four Grammy Nomination Entries,

Becoming the youngest female inductee into Country Gospel Music's Hall of Fame and won the Female Vocalist of the Decade Award from the International Country Gospel Music Association.

Judy won Female Vocalist of the Year six out of ten years in the Decade of the 90's as well as being nominated by TNN / Music City News for a Christian Country award.

Judy has recorded seven CDs and three of them has been with the legendary Jordanaires that recorded with Elvis Presley.

The State of Tennessee honored her in presenting her Tennessee's Outstanding Achievement Award. The U.S. Congress presented her A Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for her contributions to the music industry.

Judy has also made an appearance in the movie "The Apostle" staring Robert Duvall.

Judy's home town of Broken Bow, Oklahoma where she lives with her husband Doug and children has declared February 4th as Judy DeRamus Day.

Judy records for Nashville Gospel Records and travels together with her sister Shelia Lewis ministering in song performing in Churches, festivals, auditoriums, Cowboys for Christ and Oprys.

Of all that she has received through the years, her heart to help people with the love of the Lord shines even brighter.

Awards
Accomplishments and Musical Honors
2008 * "Duo Of The Year" Bluegrass Charm (ICGMA) With Shelia Lewis
2006 * " Duo Of The Year" Bluegrass Charm (ICGMA) "Group Of The Year" Bluegrass Charm (ICGMA)
2005
* "Group Of The Year" Bluegrass Charm (ICGMA)
* " Entertainer Of The Year" (CGMG)
2004
· "Duo of the Year" With Shelia Lewis (ICGMA)
2001
· Christian Country Female Artist of the Year (ICGMA)

2000
International Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee
Christian Country Female Artist of the Year (King Eagle Awards)
Country Gospel Song of the Year "God's Peace"

1999
· GRAMMY Nomination Entry
NACMAI Lifetime Achievment Award In Gospel Music
Female Vocalist of the Decade (ICGMA)

1998
· GRAMMY Nomination Entry
Female Vocalist of the Year (ICGMA)
Country Gospel Music Guild Hall of Fame Inductee
Airplay International Independent Country Radio's Choice "Female Christian Recording Artist"

1997
· Tennessee's Outstanding Achievment Award
Certificate of Congressional Recognition (U.S. Congress)

1996
· Female Vocalist of the Year (ICGMA)
Female Gold Cross Award
CCMR Magazine Female Vocalist of the Year
Single of the Year "Be A Beacon"
Oklahoma Foundation For Excellence Award

1995
· Female Vocalist of the Year (ICGMA)
Cash Box Magazine Independent Christian Country Female Artist of the Year
TNN/Music City News Artist of the Year Nominee
Oklahoma Foundation For Excellence Award
Gospel Voice Magazine Diamond Award Nominee
Airplay International Postive Country Album of the Year (Family Ties)
Airplay International Postive Country Artist of the Year Nominee
King Eagle Christian Album of the Year (Family Ties)
CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee
Christian Country Single of the Year Nomination (A Tree Don't Grow No Taller)

1994
· Cash Box Magazine Independent Christian Country Female Artist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year (ICGMA)

Recognitions
Special Letters of Congratulations

* Former Vice President Dan Quayle
* Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott
* Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole
* Governor Frank Keating
* Governor David Walters
* Governor Jimmie Davis
* Governor Don Sundquist
* U.S. Senator Don Nichols
* U.S. Congressman Wes Watkins
* U.S. Congressman Bill Brewster
* Oklahoma University President David Boren
* Former Miss America Debra Maffett
* Pat Boone
* Grand Ole Opry's Bill Anderson
* Grand Ole Opry's Porter Wagoner
* Grand Ole Opry's Billy Walker
* Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboy Great and NFL Hall of Famer

1995
* Judy at the request of Governor Frank Keating of Oklahoma performed at the State Capital on the House floor. The 30 minute concert brought two standing ovations from the lawmakers.
* Judy was the first Christian Country Artist invited to perform at the Choctaw Nation annual festival. Personally invited by the Chief of the Choctaw Nation to perform
to the crowd of 10,000 plus. * The City of Broken Bow, Oklahoma declared February 4th 1995 as Judy DeRamus Day.
1996
· Made an appearance in the movie "The Apostle" staring Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett,
and June Carter Cash.
1997
* Judy became the first Christian Country artist to perform at the Hank Williams Festival.
* Judy received Tennessee's Outstanding Achievement Award from Governor Don Sundquist.

Recommendations
Gordon Stoker (The Jordanaires): The Jordanaires have recorded with many fine artists through the years; (Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Ricky Nelson and Loretta Lynn just to name a few). Judy is one of those fine talents and has become a dear friend.

Hoyt Axton: Singer, Songwriter, Actor - Judy DeRamus has "The Gift" of singing. I've been in the business a long time andonly one, in a thousand, have what she has.

Billy Walker: Grand Ole Opry Superstar - Judy has a pure Oklahoma voice that sings what she feels. She has a lot of talent...

Susie Luchsinger: Recording Artist - I have known Judy for a number of years. I can from my heart recommend her to program directors and church leaders. Her Christian Country music will bless and minister to you, but her down to earth personality and humble attitude will virtually grab your Heart.

Ronny Hinson: Singer, Songwriter (writer of "The Lighthouse") Dedication, Sincerity, Ministry, Talent, all of these are components that make up what you hear, see and feel. I highly recommend and encourage any Pastor, Church or Promoter to take advantage of the gifts of Judy DeRamus.

Chuck Day: Singer, Songwriter (writer of "Midnight Cry")Judy is a blessing everywhere she goes. I have performed in concert with her many times across the U.S. and have seen audiences of all kinds warm to her presentation of the Gospel. I have seen her reach out after concerts to those who were hurting, and I have witnessed her Love for Jesus shine through in everything she does. I recommend Judy to all who truly want atouch from the Lord!




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