Judy Bailey

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b. 6 January 1955, Winchester, Kentucky, USA. Little seems known of her childhood except that she was the eleventh of 12 children. She emerged on the country music scene in 1981, when ‘Following The…
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b. 6 January 1955, Winchester, Kentucky, USA. Little seems known of her childhood except that she was the eleventh of 12 children. She emerged on the country music scene in 1981, when ‘Following The Feeling’, a duet cut and the title track of a Moe Bandy, Columbia Records album, became a Top 10 US country hit. She followed it the same year with two Top 60 solo hits ‘Slow Country Dancing’ and ‘The Best Bedroom In Town’. After two further minor hits, ‘Tender Loving Lies’ (1983) and ‘There’s A Lot Of Good About Goodbye’ (1985), she seemed to disappear from the scene. She had no further chart success, but in 1995, she reappeared with a release on the Irish Hawk label. The album drew favourable reviews and her songwriting and vocal ability has received praise from Melba Montgomery and Bandy. She is a fine singer of honky tonk songs; some critics have, in fact, compared her style to Montgomery’s. Top songwriter Whitey Shafer, with whom she has co-written, has also praised her songwriting ability.