The Practical Guitarist

Women in Music - Judy Rodman (part one of two)

November 11, 2017

This week, we present Judy Rodman. Judy was a forced to be reckoned with despite being on a microcosmic label and having poor management. She rised to the top of the country charts in the 80's with a string of Billboard top tens, a number one, and a number five written and presented to her by Bob Dylan. She tells us the story of that song, and we decided to book end the podcast with a snippet of that song rather than our normal theme music. Judy provided us with an hour of inside information into the business. She's been a backup and jingle singer, headliner, vocal coach, song writer, and producer of music since the 70's. In this episode, we hear about Pam Tillis, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and others. Next episode, we find out why Jonny Cash would sing in the studio with his guitar strapped on and no strings!! This conversation gives out listeners an in depth look at the good, the bad, and the fugly of the music business. We are particularly proud to begin a series we're calling "Women in Music". Sit back and relax, and maybe you'll listen to us while you're "going to work".

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Judy's number one live performance referred to on the cast (I still think that's Willie, Judy!):

Heart of a Gentleman:

I'll be Your Baby Tonight:

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