Historic Canton Church Presents: Judy Williams
June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Judy Williams is a native Montanan born and raised in White Sulphur Springs. She was the middle child of a musical family. Judy plays bass guitar and sang with popular country bands for several years in the Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area prior to moving back home to Montana in 1986. She continues to provide entertainment with dance music and laugh-filled variety shows. Her motto is: “If it isn’t fun, I’m probably not doing it”.
In 1987 Judy married Broadwater County rancher Tom Williams and is actively involved in the ranch located near Radersburg. They raise beef cattle and hay on a portion of the ranch established by Tom’s grandfather who arrived in Montana in 1889.
Judy performs professionally all over Montana and western Canada as “The Divine Bovines”. Judy observers the cattle on her ranch and then her keen sense of humor and her musical ability kick in as she writes hilarious parodies “from the cows’ point of view”.
To learn more about the Divine Bovines visit their website at www.divinebovines.com.
In addition to performing as the “Divine Bovines” Judy is the founder of “Dixie and the Cup Sisters” and has written/directed the Townsend Rotary Club Variety Show many times. The show was originally billed as a “Talent Show” but we found there was a lot of variety and not much talent. But Judy has managed to create entertaining and successful shows working with the variety she was given!
I have heard Judy and her partner Carla Ahern perform as “Divine Bovines” (they were outstanding) and I have worked with Judy on the Townsend Rotary Variety Show (what a pleasure it was to work with Judy). She is terrific at everything she does — but, by far, my favorite performance is her “Dancing with my Daddy” an original song written by Judy. That song always makes feel like a small child and really makes me remember and miss my own father.
Montana PBS honored Judy by choosing her to be featured in a segment of their popular Back Roads of Montana program in May of 2014. Repeated airings of that segment still continue to generate future bookings.