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 payed off in her last album, "FREE". Julie has two full length albums under her belt and is working on her third album "Life Is My Church" due to release March 2012. This latest album was made possible and sponsored by her fans who donated funds for this new project, "Life Is My Church", through Kickstarter.
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.
Currently, Julie has hit another level of success with her songwriting and honesty with her new album, "Life Is My Church" releasing March 2012. This album was supported by hundreds of fans on kickstarter.com and the community has sponsored this album monetarily, spiritually and lovingly. This much anticipated album is sure to catch the hearts of many and make our world a better place to live and be with one another. A tribute to peace, acceptance, and diversity- this album will make you want to change the world.
Julie has been leading the stage with her original, acoustic alternative-country-pop feel, and an unlimited supply of original songs for the past sixteen years. She has a sensitive and powerful way of getting out the dirt and beauty of life in her lyrics. 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.