Joyce Woodson grew up on her parent’s farm in San Juan Capistrano, California at a time when cattle still grazed on the vast ranches surrounding their valley in the southern end of the Orange County. Riding horses as a child was a part of growing up in the rural landscape. Joyce went on to become a Grammy-nominated performer and the recipient of Song of the Year from the Western Music Association for her song “If I Hadn’t Seen the West” as well as Songwriter of the Year for over 32 cuts by other western music artists including Belinda Gail, Jean Prescott, and Liz Masterson. She also was given the Performer of the Year in 2008 from the Will Rogers Academy of Western Artists. Joyce is recently released Living the Western Dream – her long-awaited new album of all original western songs.