Juice Newton is best described as one of pop/country music’s all-time greatest female singers. The singer makes extra cash from writing songs and from her horse business as well. Regarded as one of the best mic queens the music industry has produced, Juice started benefitting from music in the year 1975 and today, she boasts an impressive catalog of hits, awards, nominations, as well as a tremendous influence on the younger generation. In addition to her performance skills, and career success, Juice is an acoustic guitarist and percussionist.
The musician, who is popularly known as Juice Newton, was named Judy Kay Newton by her parents after her birth on February 18, 1952, in Lakehurst, New Jersey, in the US. She had her high school education at First Colonial High School, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from where she enrolled at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California to further her education. Newton’s interest in music was sparked by her mother, who bought her a guitar when she was in high school. During her college days, she used to play folk music in local coffeehouses. She would meet songwriter/guitarist Otha Young, with whom she successfully formed a folk-rock band.
The talented singer/songwriter earned a place in the hearts of many country fans with some of her hit singles which include, Queen of Hearts (1981), Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me (1982), and Angel of the Morning (1981). Through the course of her career, the iconic pop star has bagged a People’s Choice Award for “Best Female Vocalist”, an ACM Award for Top New Female Artist, the Australian Music Media’s “Number One International Country Artist”, five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories (she only won once in 1983), as well as and two Billboard Female Album Artist of the Year awards.
To her credit, she also has several Gold and Platinum records. Juice Newton charted 14 Top-10 hits across the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, AC, Billboard Country, with six of the songs reaching the No. 1 position.
The musician is a divorcee and a mother of two. She was previously married to Tom Goodspeed, a horse trainer/world renown author, coach, and author. He has devoted over four decades in the equestrian world and is a 2-time National Collegiate Champion. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Goodspeed is also a professional Player who has bagged 9 goal handicap in the arena and a 5 goal handicap outdoors.
The couple tied the knot in the year 1985 and welcomed a daughter called Jessica (born 1988) and later a son named Tyler (born 1991). In her younger age, Juice Newton played polo and participated in several equestrian events.
Juice Newton’s Net Worth
Juice Newton may not be the richest female personality in the show business right now but she is worth millions. Ever since she started shaping the country music scene with her superb voice and song choices, she has garnered incredible fortune from her talent and hard work. Not only that she has gone the extra mile in proving her place among her contemporaries in the music industry, but she also pulls in extra cash by dealing on European horses. Through the course of her career, Juice has racked up an estimated net worth of $4 million from music, her voiceover works, and horse business. Newton has a thoroughbred gelding called Puppy which she stabled at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. She bought him in 1993.
At the time of writing, Juice’s height, weight, and other body measurements are yet to be publicized. Going by her pictures that are littered on the internet, she is of average height. Some of the distinctive features she possesses are her hair and teeth – the singer is blessed with long hair and a set of well-arranged white teeth.
Where is She?
Newton dropped her last compilation album titled: Juice Newton: The Ultimate Hits Collection in 2011. Since then, she hasn’t been up to much even though she has not formally announced her retirement from music. Her career, which has spanned over four decades, has apparently slowed down but the pop and country icon is still going strong and living a quiet life in San Diego, California. So, right now, we can’t really say how she has been fairing since she stopped making frequent appearances on the music stage but we know she is alive and kicking strong and probably consolidating her horse business.