Judy Coder, of Topeka, Kansas, is my musical inspiration for Au Pair, Kansas. She’s the lead singer in Judy Coder and Pride of the Prairie, the “hottest cowboy band in Kansas.” She was the 1999 Pasty Montana National Yodeling Champion and the 2001 Western Music Association (WMA) International Yodeling Champion, and was nominated by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) in 2002 for Yodeler of the Year. She has numerous nominations for awards by the WMA, including 2003 Entertainer of the Year, 2005 Female Vocalist of the Year and the 2005 Crescendo Award.
Hopefully, hopefully, we’ll be able to use Judy in the big dance scene in Au Pair, Kansas, and her fantastic rendition of the Patsy Montana song, Out On The Lone Prairie, for opening credits. Man, Judy ROCKS!