Judy Paster

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Judy Paster, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TNJudy Paster is a 4-time nominated GMA (Gospel Music Association) Award winning songwriter performing a charismatic blend of Americana & folk rock songs. With refreshing honesty, this “petite powerhouse of sound” delivers a distinctly pure sound, reminiscent of 70’s folk singers, yet with a power packed style all her own.
The Philadelphia native, launched her recording career with media-based label A.I.R. debuting her first self-titled EP.  Since the album release, Judy has worked with talented producer Jim Femino and inspiring Nashville songwriters Bill Diluigi and Sean Spicer. She continues to live up to her Billboard Magazine review as an “artist truly on the rise“, with 4 GMA Canadian Covenant Award nominations for songs she co-wrote, and won the 2015 GMA Award for Jazz Blues Song of the Year. (“Awaken My Love”, by Paster, Spicer, & DiLuigi)
Judy recently went to Haiti, to share music at an orphanage. While there, she recorded the children singing in their native language, Creole (Haitian French). Upon returning to Nashville, DiLuigi and shewrote “While You Lay Sleeping,” in which she and her production team were able to give the children a voice on the record, by adding their beautiful voices to the song. Her newest EP titled “RUBIES, ROCKS & STONES“, includes this track. This Americana/ Folk rock project was also produced by Southern Gospel legends, The Gaithers, and released last fall.
Paster can be found leading worship, performing, co-writing and recording in Nashville, TN. She often plays at the Nashville Rescue Mission, singing to folks who have found themselves homeless and bound to addiction, now in recovery. Judy has appeared on Nite Line and Atlanta Live, both TV programs where she was musical guest, and also interviewed. Judy is affiliated with NSAI, NARAS, ASCAP, & the Americana Music Association. She is currently writing for film and TV, while simultaneously booking a tour across the United States.