When Bob Seger and Bonnie Raitt were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, each thanked their longtime label publicist, Judi Kerr, in their acceptance speeches. During her unprecedented run at Capitol Records, she also served as the in-house publicist for Rosanne Cash, John Hiatt and numerous Beatles and Paul McCartney releases and oversaw the label’s GRAMMY® nomination submissions.

In 2007, she founded Judi Kerr Public Relations (JKPR), a full-service public relations firm that customizes each campaign to suit the needs of its music industry clientele. From album launch campaigns to more targeted efforts such as tour press, broadcast-only campaigns and consultations on the GRAMMY nomination process, Kerr brings an unwavering passion to the process. And, judging by the accolades bestowed by the press on her artists, her passion is contagious.

GRAMMY winner Shelby Lynne called on Judi Kerr Public Relations when she launched her own EVERSO RECORDS. Since then, critics have hailed each of her EVERSO albums as among the best of her career. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robbie Robertson enlisted JKPR for his latest album – How to Become Clairvoyant, named as one of the Top 10 albums of 2011 by Rolling Stone and supported with a series of TV appearances– and his first-ever book, Legends, Icons & Rebels, which was lauded as “compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) and “impressive” (Los Angeles Times) and featured in a “CBS Sunday Morning” segment. Efforts for instrumentalist Dave Koz have set the stage for a string of No. 1 debuts on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart while supporting his philanthropic work and his travel enterprise, Dave Koz And Friends At Sea.

JKPR introduced von Grey – four classically trained sisters, each under the age of 18, making indie-alt-folk music – with a campaign that included the unsigned group’s first-ever national TV performances (“Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan”) and a Daytrotter.com session. Kerr also introduced indie artists Eric Hutchinson, Jessta James, Shannon Labrie and Allen Stone to the press and upped the visibility of acclaimed singer-songwriters Charlie Mars and Maia Sharp.

Additional projects have included The Beatles and The John Lennon Box of Vision® projects, Bob Seger, Steve Miller, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp starring special guest Steven Tyler, the seven-disc Ultimate GRAMMY® Collection, Rona Elliot’s Mick and Keith: Never Stop eBook, NBC “Heroes” Original Television Soundtrack and the Woody Guthrie centennial project Note of Hope.