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4th of July 2018

Jud Hailey Music During 4th of July

Wahoo!  4th of July is such a great time of the year!  There was so much to say and do that I drummed up another video to explain what was going on.

This week I was so excited for the shows that I released the Big Waves Tank .

If your in the neighborhood next week swing out for some good music and a brief feature in an episode! Enjoy!

Amazing NEW Tank

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Epic Drone Footage For Fathers Day

Summer Time is really my favorite time of the year!  But its not just because of the beautiful weather or tan bodies!  Of the many reasons one is my dads Birthday.

As a kid I have many fond memories around his birthday.  oh the camping trips and the BBQ Ribs!  seriously though they are soooooooooo good.  Nothing compares in fact, I wont even bother trying any others.

This summer has been one hell of a trip already and we aren’t even through half of it.  I have enjoyed seeing you all out.  I put together this quick video for you with an update and Epic Drone Footage.  Enjoy!

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Beer & Wine

Green Rooms And More

There is always this smell from the past years in the room.  The only way I can describe it is an old basement meets your grandmas house.  Almost like you could smell the bands that were there before you. 

They have always just been called them green rooms.  I’m not really sure why because for the most part they weren’t Green.  In fact, they were covered in the stickers by the bands that had been there before.

All kinds of stickers!  big ones small ones and they all had this retro 80’s cartoon character on them! LOL

I was never interested in stickers then because every band or musician had them.  It seemed to be over done. 

“Dude! we have stickers!  Now were are a real band!” – said every college student…EVER

The fad seemed to fade with out notice. 

In turn, I HAVE STICKERS AND BUTTONS!  I guess I am super excited about this because I have never had them.  Also, seems so RETRO to have them! LOL

What was old and nonsensically to me then is now clearer then blue waters.  When I received my first order i was overwhelmed with excitement! 

Anyways!  I want you to have one!  Come to any show and pick one up! 

These buttons and stickers are so cool! You have got to get yours! I am really enjoying designing news too. So fare this is the 3rd edition of them! collect them all

The People I Meet

Last week I was at Ansari’s, Barley & Vine, and Me & Julio’s.  It was  light week for shows but  as you already know from my last blog Dollar Bill Notes that was planned.

I met some super cool people though!  I love hearing stories of people and what brought them to the venue that night.

It amazes me how many people I meet on any given week that are traveling from out of state.  Here on work or vacation.

If you are coming out to see me specify saw hello!  I’d love to chat with you. 

Anyways, thanks for coming around!  I’ll see you at the next show and have  safe July 4th holiday!

This was a fun group of people down in Hastings! They hung out all night with us!
Nate teaching me how to play the guitar case...
Joni has been a friend of mine through music for a few years now. I enjoy hanging with her between sets. If you see her say hello!
These two are the stars of the week! They came out to every show! They met in Vegas about a year ago. Harold moved for his job to Wisconsin. Lisa flys out to MN from Utah to meet Harold for the weekend. They are awesome people! Good luck guys! hope to see ya soon!
John and Shannon at Barley & Vine. John turns 1/2 century soon and I will be singing the oldest songs I can for his party.
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Why Haven’t I Written?

NO!  I am not breaking up with you!  In Fact, I love you very much.  I love when you watch my videos.  I love when you comment on my blogs and I love when I see you out at shows.

I find it strangely humorous that you want to hear Free Bird despite my insistence that it is an over played song.

I love that you are convinced I should try out for The Voice and its that kind of support that keeps me going every week.

But why do you stay in MN Jud?  Why are you not doing bigger things? 

Some great questions!  But really the answers are not really satisfying. 

I am  a committed husband and father of two.  I believe that I am in the right place in my career right now.  I am happy with everything the local music industry has to offer.

Let me pose a question though…

Name the last five winners of the Voice from the top of your head?  Heck Name the last Three!

I bet you struggled to remember (unless you are an avid follower).  You see, I think that the hardest part of being on a contest show like this is the follow up.

Anyways, my kids are super young and I really like being close to home. 

Thanks for hanging with me and I will see you at a  show soon!


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The Battle With The Giant

What a great season it was with Giants Ridge.  I put a close on 2017 with a huge party up there.  Seemed like last year this time when I played there for the first time…

Actually, it was this time last year. Ha  If you joined my there this last weekend thanks for an amazing week!

On another great note!  I picked up another house gig at Luckys 13 in Burnsville! Wahoo Every month the second Thursday @ 5pm

If you haven’t been there you need to find time to make it out to a show!

Likewise, I have a super cool segment I am releasing within my weekly videos call Brews and Eats with Badass Peeps!

I am super excited about this segment.  Keep your eyes peeled on Youtube for the next video!

BTW, now that the summer is coming to an end I am changing out the some of the shirts.  So get yours before they are gone!

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I didn’t See That Coming

Wahoo!  You guys rock!  Last week we sang for over 1000 new people and we gained almost 200 new fans online! 

I have to be honest, nothing feels better than meeting new music lovers like yourself.  I thought I was passionate about music until I meet you guys.

Nathan and I played in Baxter MN at Maddens Resort for a 2 night 4 show wine and food festival.

From the very start it was dancing and singing.  I loved how fast people ate just to get up and dance with us on the first night.

During our time off Nathan I headed to The Gull Dam Brewery for some delicious beer and a packed house full of dog owners.

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All Man Aboard

It was a soft week!  Meaning I only played 4 shows.  I apologize to those of you that went to B52’s and I wasn’t there (communication error).  I will make it up to you this week for sure!

Last week was really a great week!  I released my rendition of Allman Brothers-Midnight Rider!  To which, I am very proud of.  One Fran(Friend + Fan) thought I should release the TBT early in the week.  Then of Thursday do a live session.

I am curious what you think.  Reply to this email if you think I should release the TBT songs early to you amazing music lovers.

On another note, Season 2 Episode 2 of the Vlog was released last week on youtube.  Its really about exploring different places.  If you haven’t yet check it out here:

I especially love the part when my buddy Timothy Howe is rocking 2 hats and 2 glasses.  Super fun stuff here guys.

The website has changed again!  I am always working on it to make your experience way better!  If you are on a tablet or a phone go visit the site now!

Have a great week!


Also as a follow up from last weeks newsletter I am revealing 2 items for the VIP membership program.  Remember that you get all this amazing stuff when you sign up!

1   Music Lovers Signature T-Shirt

2   Forever Hot/Cold Signature Water Bottle

3   Volume 1 CD – Acoustic Special Release (Never released)

4   Jud Hailey Live (Featuring Nathan Ward) CD – Gold Edition (Special Release)





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I Totally Lost My Voice!

Such a super busy and HOT summer!  I hope you have had the chance to to enjoy a show near you!  If not there is plenty of opportunity for you!  This year marks the busiest summer I have had yet!

I am enjoying it!  Yet if you catch a Sunday afternoon show you will defiantly hear the week wearing on my vocal cords. ( a first this year was losing my voice!) Click here for more show dates

I recently went to San Francisco to perform at a wedding.  While I was there I had the opportunity to do a lot of really cool stuff!  I got it on film and put together a little video.

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a peek at it and let me know what you think.

It was an amazing trip!  But the minute I landed in SF I felt a fever coming on.  By 9pm I had a full blown fever.  I tried to sleep it off (quite frankly I thought I was a bit slow from the beer I had the night before).  Although, by morning I had a full blown Swollen throat.

I waited 24hrs before it was confirmed Strep from the Oakland urgent care.  After explaining that I was here to perform for a wedding in 10hrs they pumped me full of antibiotics and steroids!

I was feeling amazing by 5:00pm that day!  Thank goodness for that.  The wedding was amazing and I was able to sing all night without issue.

This summer I released the new store on!  The reaction to the store as been amazing!  When I started adding products I was quick to add anything.

I promised I would add something new each week.  Yet as (unfortunately) summer starts to turn to Fall I have slowed down on adding stuff.

The reason is I have been hand picking stuff for a NEW Line called the Signature Series.  I pumped for this series and I know you will love it too!

Anyways!  Here is a quick preview of one of the new Signature Series items.

Do you see that!  Thats right VIP holders you are in luck!  This is the first series that you can get at cost! Plus you will have early access to the limited products!  Thanks for being a member!

If you aren’t a member yet don’t worry.  The next enrollment will be SEPT 1st.  You will have to wait until then.

In my next email I will include a link to reserve your spot.  Until then!


By the way!  Have you ordered your FREE copy of Jackson Hole Raw yet?  It’s 100% Free!  I am just asking for shipping cost’s.  Click Here for more info