PREMIERE: Judy Whitmore “Moonlight in Vermont”
Not only a spectacular vocalist, Judy Whitmore is also a pilot, best-selling author, psychologist, and theater producer. Expect more music from Judy in 2021.
“When I was ten years old, my mother was driving me to my piano lesson. She turned on the radio, and that’s when I heard “Moonlight in Vermont” for the very first time. I told her it was the most beautiful song I’d ever heard. I kept going on and on about it. We were driving down Venture Boulevard, the main business street in Studio City. Unexpectedly, she parked the car in front of some stores and told me to stay in the car. In a couple minutes she was back. She handed me a slim paper bag. Inside was the sheet music for “Moonlight in Vermont.” I was ecstatic! This song reminds me what a wonderful mother she was.“
“Moonlight in Vermont” is a popular song about the U.S. state of Vermont, written by John Blackburn (lyrics) and Karl Suessdorf (music). It was first introduced by Margaret Whiting in a 1944 recording and has since been covered by numerous artists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday or even Frank Sinatra.