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JUDY COLLINS AUSTRALIAN TOUR AND 2023 SHE ROCKS AWARDS HONOUR ANNOUNCED

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In great news for fans of legendary singer, songwriter Judy Collins, she has announced a long-awaited Australian tour for March (see tour details further down). Also announced today, The Women’s International Music Network in America (the WiMN) has revealed that Judy Collins will be honoured at the upcoming 11th annual She Rocks Awards on April 13, 2023 at The Ranch, Anaheim, as part of NAMM Show activities in April.

Also announced to be honoured at the She Rocks Awards will be two-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and theTantrums. Recognizing women who stand out as innovators and role models in the music industry, the 11th annual live awards event will take place on Thursday April 13, 2023 at the Ranch in Anaheim, CA during the NAMM Show. Tickets to attend are on sale now here.

Judy Collins is an award-winning singer-songwriter esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won “Song of the Year” at the 1975 GRAMMY Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits and gold- and platinum-selling albums. This cultural treasure’s 55th album, Spellbound has been nominated in the Best Folk Album category at the 65th Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards in 2023.

Elektra recording artist Noelle Scaggs may be best known for her larger-than-life vocals and magnetic stage presence as the co-front person for multi-platinum group, Fitz and theTantrums, but the talented songstress is also an accomplished songwriter, whose credits include co-writing her band’s chart-topping, platinum-certified singles “Out Of My League” and “The Walker.” Beyond music creation, Scaggs is immensely passionate about two things: good food and world travel. In 2018 she launched her production house,  Adventures with Scaggs, LLC. Noelle is currently working on her newly founded initiative, Diversify The Stage created to foster more accessible pipelines to careers in concerts, events and touring for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Female-Identifying, and Gender Nonconforming communities.

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. She is best known for co-penning culturally resonant, female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants,” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch.”  Shelly has written for and with The Pretenders, Keith Urban, Britney Spears, Brandy, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Celine Dion, Michelle Branch, Natasha Bedingfield, Bebe Rexha, the list is long…Her songs have appeared in numerous films and television shows. Confessions of a Serial Songwriter earned Shelly a second GRAMMY nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. The memoir chronicles her journey from a young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to writing hits of her own.  Currently Shelly is an educator, a fierce advocate of creators’ rights with SONA (Songwriters of North America) of which she is a founding member.

The She Rocks Awards has solidified itself as the  premier event during the NAMM Show, bringing together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and the media. The annual event honors women who are groundbreakers, innovators and have displayed exceptional leadership within the music and audio industry. Past honorees of the She Rocks Awards include The Go-Go’s, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Lzzy Hale, Gloria Gaynor, Linda Perry, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, The B-52s, Colbie Caillat, Sheila E, Chaka Khan, Ronnie Spector, Orianthi, The Bangles, and many more, plus a collection of trailblazers and role models from all walks of the music and audio industries.

The 2023 She Rocks Awards will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at The Ranch in Anaheim CA at 6:30 p.m. This high-energy evening includes live music, awards and speeches, celebrity appearances, a fabulous silent auction, amazing gift bags and so much more! Tickets are now on sale, and include dinner and more. This event is open to the public; a NAMM Show badge is not required to attend the She Rocks Awards. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s awards will benefit the NAMM Foundation and Diversify the Stage. Find out more and purchase tickets at sherocksawards.com.

More 2023 She Rocks Awards honorees will be announced soon. Learn more about the She Rocks Awards and get tickets at sherocksawards.com.

JUDY COLLINS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

It’s been over a decade since JUDY COLLINS toured Australia – but the wait will be worth it when she returns for two very special shows in Sydney and Melbourne in March 2023, performing her 1967 WILDFLOWERS album with a 16 piece Chamber Orchestra. Also standby for further Judy Collins tour news.

The award-winning album features Judy’s stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”, as well as songs by Leonard Cohen, Jacques Brel, another Joni Mitchell standard, “Michael From The Mountain”, and songs written by Judy herself.

Judy Collins has inspired audiences across the globe with her sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. A Greenwich Village contemporary of Joan Baez, Cohen, and Bob Dylan, and the inspiration for CS&N’s “Judy Blue Eyes”, the Grammy Award winning Collins is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards, and her own poetically poignant original compositions.

Having scored Grammys for “Both Sides Now”, and “Send In The Clowns”, Collins was again nominated for a Grammy in 2017. In the same year, her rendition of “Amazing Grace” was selected by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant”. In 2019,  at 80 years of age, Judy’s catalogue of Gold and Platinum albums reached its zenith with the release of “Winter Stories” – her first USA #1 album.

On stage, Judy’s luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for over half a century.

Judy has authored several books, including the powerful and inspiring, Sanity & Grace and her extraordinary memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music.  She is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern-day Renaissance woman who is a filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.

Australian Tour Tickets on Sale January 5 – 11am   

Bookings: www.davidroywilliams.com

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