As President and CEO of
Judy Seale International
(JSI), Judy Seale entered the
music industry not as an entertainer . . . but as one of the first
producers of Alabama's largest fund-raising events, the George
Lindsey Celebrity Golf Tournament and Concert for Special Children.
Judy Seale later moved to Tulsa to work with Roy Clark's benefit golf
tournament and concert. Soon she joined the Jim Halsey Company in
Tulsa and was eventually relocated with the company to Nashville.
Her competence, capabilities and dependability with the Halsey
Company ultimately led to the title of Executive Vice-President in
charge of day-to-day operations and international touring.
In 1990, Judy Seale partnered with Refugee Management International
where she co-managed the careers of Jo Dee Messina, Holly Dunn, the
Forester Sisters, George "Goober" Lindsey, Minnie Pearl, and the
Desert Rose Band among others. Since establishing JSI
in 2001, management clients have included Jolie Edwards and Pat
Boone. She currently coordinates all international tours for the
Bellamy Brothers and orchestrates the only country music festival in
Japan. She is a talent coordinator for numerous festivals throughout
Europe and Asia.
Judy Seale's charitable endeavors include soliciting artists to perform for
the U.S. military based throughout the world. These military tours
have provided welcomed entertainment for troops serving in the
conflicts in Haiti, Bosnia, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Kuwait,
Uzbekistan, Iraq, Qatar and Kosovo as well as Christmas Tours for
troops away from family and friends while based in remote locations
during the holidays.
Since the theatre of conflict in the Balkans
began in 1996, Judy Seale has escorted artists into that war-torn area
eleven times. In the past ten years, she has participated in more
than 60 tours dedicated to entertaining our troops stationed
In 2003, Judy Seale realized the fulfillment of a long-time dream
with the launch of a new venture,
Stars for Stripes.
The non-profit organization that provides quality entertainment
to internationally deployed U.S. military forces; promotes
patriotism and civic pride among the troops; and, educate the general
public regarding various aspects of U. S. military history and
more than 40 tours into Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Djibouti,
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Korea and Germany to name a few.
Taken such celebrities as Charlie Daniels, Aaron Tippin, Karri
Turner, Jim McMahon, Dave Price, D. B. Sweeney, Bo Bice, Lee Ann
Womack, Dierks Bentley, Chely Wright, FILTER, and many others into
South West Asia to entertain the troops.
Here are some of the celebrities' comments about Judy Seale...
"I don't know anybody who
is more dedicated to our military than Judy Seale. Judy does
her level best to bring entertainment as much as possible to
the sons and daughters of America who serve in the desolate
corners of the world. In my mind she is a super patriot."
Charlie Daniels, country music entertainer
"There is no one more
devoted to our troops than Jude Seale. Every time I have
visited a remote forward operating base Judy is always right
beside me in the chopper. We call her... point girl."
Aaron Tippin, country music entertainer
"Judy Seale is my hero!
I've never seen more dedication to our military, or more
patriotism than she has. She works tirelessly all year round
to make sure our men and women in uniform feel thanked and
supported. There is a special place in heaven for
her.....I'll bet God will make her a 5 star General!" Karri Turner, Actress (J.A.G.)
"What Judy Seale and her
company, Stars for Stripes, does on a daily basis for our
men and women in uniform is not only selfless but truly
admirable. She gives her all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
She helped me realize one of my dreams: to go over to Iraq
and entertain our troops. The experience was unforgettable
and will last a lifetime." Richard Patrick, Rock Band
"Judy is the definition of "A Servants Heart" her
kindness and willingness to give of herself is only matched
by her deep love of the men and women who serve our country
all around the world. Every trip she makes overseas changes
lives forever... I know, she sure changed mine." Bo Bice, music entertainer and American Idol finalist
Judy Seale has been...
Recognized by President George W. Bush, Secretary of
Defense Donald Rumsfeld, 4 Star General David Petraeus, 4 Star
General Raymond Odierno, and many other high ranking officials for
the work and dedication she has put forth for our men and women in
Presented with numerous flags and coins in
appreciation for everything she does to show her support, dedication
and love for the U.S. military.
Judy Seale has also been recognized by the country music industry
for her noble, patriotic efforts...
Awarded the prestigious “Jo Walker-Meador International
Achievement Award” in 1998 by the Country Music Association.
Received the “CMA
International Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year Award” in
Announced as an Ambassador and awarded the International
Country Music Day award from the International Country Music Day
Presented with the Greek Country Music Association award for
Best International Country Music Personality at the 6th Annual
Country Music Festival Athens.
Moreover, Judy was the Executive Producer for the 2010 GAC's TV
Special "Stars for Stripes": Wounded Warriors Return, the
story of two wounded heroes returning to Iraq after being injured in
Judy Seale's other charity efforts including serving as a member
of the Executive Committee for the Hook, Line, and Singer
Tournament, which benefited St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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