Judy Collins, now 78, is as creatively vigorous as ever: writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and 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.
In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow . Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her 1967 album, Wildflowers, which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Winning Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical "A Little Night Music."
Prolific as ever, Judy recorded a DVD special Judy Collins: A Love Letter To Stephen Sondheim, in her hometown of Denver, CO. Along with the Greely Philharmonic Orchestra, Judy dazzled the audience with Sondheim's beautiful songs and her lovely, radiant voice. DVD and CD companion were released in 2017. Judy also released a collaborative album in June 2016, Silver Skies Blue, with writing partner Ari Hest. Silver Skies Blue was Grammy nominated for Best Folk Album in 2017. This was the first Grammy nomination for Collins in over 40 years.