News and updates about Judy, her books, and her songwriting
Judy will be one of the authors at a "Meet the Authors" event at the Virginia Beach Public Library from 6:30-8pm on June 1, 2017
Judy was interviewed and featured on the Institute for Writers' Winner's Circle
Gil and Judy featured in Nashville Songwriter's Association International (NSAI) Tidewater Chapter Newsletter
The musical journey of songwriting couple Judy and Gil Snider started a few years ago when they took a bus tour called “Taste and Sounds of the South” that included tours of Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans, focusing on music, studios, and great food. During the trip, they discovered American Songwriter magazine, and on the way to tour Graceland they wrote the lyrics to their first song, entering the song in one of the magazine’s periodic lyric-writing contests.
Well, they didn’t win, but it was a start! Later, and as fate would have it, the couple had a business meeting at their home, and Billy Rae Stewart and Judy began talking about music. Judy said she and Gil loved writing lyrics but had no idea how to put them to music. Turns out Billy Rae’s father was Redd Stewart, the legendary songwriter who co-wrote the classic country hit Tennessee Waltz. Billy agreed to create the music for the Snider’s song, If I Call A Name At Night. After that experience, the Sniders began to write more, ultimately having two more songs recorded at Pearl Snap Studios in Nashville.
They are especially proud of their latest song, What More Can I Say, a mother-son wedding song that was written after one of their sons got married, and released as their oldest son got engaged. It is a joint love song for them, and as one listener said, "This song will be out there forever.”
The Sniders are marketing the song for weddings/film/TV through TuneCore Publishing. Judy said, “The main thing is our sons love it!” She added, “I joined NSAI a year and a half ago, and Tidewater NSAIhas been so GREAT at reaching out and doing their newsletters! We live in Virginia Beach, work late, and are not fans of going thru the tunnel, so we don't make the meetings, but we are there in spirit! We love to go to other member's websites and listen to their music. We hope National (NSAI) holds a "Beach NSAI" event someday by/near the ocean!