Professional Century II Records country recording artist out of Nashville. Numerous number one hits on the independent charts and a fantastic band behind her now performing in and around Colorado. Up to four sets of music that will have you up out of your seats, dancing, singing along and having the time of your lives. Modern country covers seasoned with a few originals, classic country and rock hits that will have you hooked. Not just a band that plays music, but a band that will entertain the crowd from start to finish!
Julie Richardson can hold her own with anybody in the country music world. A velvet voice, an ease with the crowd, a repertoire of old favorites and new tunes... Julie has it all!
Response from Julie Richardson and the Higher Ground Band:
Thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed performing at your lovely event and it was for such a great cause. I hope to see you again in the future and wish you the best of luck with everything... Julie
What to Expect
You can expect a full out performance of songs that will get you and your guests up and dancing and having fun. Music they will know, love and sing along to as well as new music that will have them hooked! Dynamic and professional always interacting with the crowd. There are usually four sets of at least 10 each for the evening and are carefully crafted with the listener in mind. There is usually only one ballad per set, some medium tempo, but mainly upbeat fun songs that you can line dance to or just get out there and let off some steam. The lead singer is very seasoned when it comes to performing and her vocals are top-notch!
Country Band, Higher Ground was created with the vision of Nashville’s Century II Recording Artist, Julie Richardson. It is founded on the principles of always standing your higher ground and playing music you love with people you respect. We operate on higher morals, values and integrity and are quickly becoming Colorado’s premier country band.
Julie is an award-winning artist with multiple number one hits on the Top 40 Independent Country Music Radio Charts. Her duet with MLB Umpire, Joe West called You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma, soared to Platinum status with over 2 million downloads to date. Julie’s latest CD, Bringing It Home, won Rural Roots Solo Classic Country CD of the Year and includes many of her number one and top ten cover hits. Higher Ground is comprised of some of the most talented musicians and singers anywhere, all focused on bringing you the best show possible with new and old country and even some classic rock favorites sprinkled in. We have set our sights on fairs, festivals, special events and unique venues.
We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in the audience at our next show!
More about Julie...
Julie is currently living in Golden, Colorado where she was born and raised. Singing and performing since the age of 5, music is definitely in her heart and soul. In 2008, Julie moved to Nashville to pursue a full-time music career and was immediately signed by Midnight Special Records. Under the guidance and direction of her manager Marty Martel, who also managed the great Johnny Paycheck, she recorded her first CD called Defining Moments. Many of the original tunes on that Cd went to number on the independent radio charts all over the world.
During her 8 years in Nashville, Julie enjoyed meeting some of the greatest country music stars of all time, both classic and modern. A highlight was recording a duet called Slippin' Away with the Grand Ole Opry Legend Jean Sheppard. This single soared to the number one spot on the independent country music charts and was played on WSM in Nashville.
Julie's second CD called Bringing It Home is filled with many of her number one hits such as It Ain't Easy Being Easy, Please Mr. Please, and won the Rural Roots Classic Country CD of the Year in 2017.
Julie's latest single recorded with MLB umpire, Joe West called You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma soared to number one and has hit platinum status with over 2 million + downloads to date.
After losing her husband in 2013, Julie moved back to Golden Colorado full-time and continues to work on her music as a signed artist with Century II Records. She has written a book about a prominant figure in Music Valley's history named John A. Hobbs. Mr. Hobbs owned the Nashville Palace and gave the exposure to country greats such as Ricky Van Shelton, Alan Jackson, Lorrie Morgan, and Randy Travis. The biography won an international IPPY award in 2018.
Additional Booking Notes
The band at max performance consists of keyboard, drums, bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, lead singer and back up vocalist.
The band at mid-line consists of drums, bass, lead guitar and lead singer.
The band minimum consist of acoustic guitar and lead singer.
Past Booked Events
|January 19, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Acoustic Trio Mountain Taod Brewery|
|September 23, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Fundraiser|
Copperhead Road (Steve Earl)
Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood) -
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Que No Queda Lluela (Los Broncos)
Every Time I Hear That Song (Brandi Carlile)
I Feel Lucky (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
It's a Heartache (Trick Pony)
Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
Pour Me (Trick Pony)
Redneck Woman (Gretchen Wilson)
I Hate Myself For Loving You (Joan Jett)
Gentle on My Mind (Band Perry)
All Fired Up (Pat Benetar)
Wagon Wheel (Daruis Rucker)
Folsom Prison - (Cash)
A Broken Wing (Martina McBride)
I Will Always Love You (Dolly)
What I Like About You (Trisha Yearwood)
Here for the Party (Gretchen Wilson)
What Do You Think About That? (Montgomery Gentry)
All Jacked Up (Gretchen Wilson)
Cryin' Kinda Man (Richardson)
Open Road (Richardson)
This One's for the Girls (Martina McBride)
Sweet Home Alabama (Jewell)
Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen)
Down in Mississippi and up to no Good (Sugarland)
I Wanna Do It All (Terri Clark)
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
How Do I Break It To My Heart (Richardson)
Something to Talk About (Raitt)
Black Velvet (Alanah Myles)
Unchained Melody (Rhimes)
Fat and Famous (Ashley McBryde)
9 to 5 (Parton)
I'm Alright (Jo Dee Messina)
Man I Fell Like A Woman (Shania Twain)
Gunpowder and Lead (Miranda Lambert)
|Higher Ground||Lead Singer|
Influences & Inspiration
Influences include Classic Country greats such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Reba, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Paycheck as well as modern country groups such as Sugarland, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Jo Dee Messina, Terri Clark, Chris Stapleton, and more....
Sound system, lights, multiple outlets.