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Joni Harms grew up on a ranch in Oregon where she combined an interest in singing with the life of a cowgirl. She won a talent contest sponsored by the Future Farmers of America while in high school and soon began taking trips to Nashville in search of a recording contract. She signed to record executive Jimmy Bowen's Universal label, a co-venture with MCA Records, and reached the country Top 40 in April 1989 with "I Need a Wife." "The Only Thing Bluer Than His Eyes," the follow-up single, reached the country charts in June. Bowen took Harms with him when he moved to Capitol Records in 1990 and there released her debut album, Hometown Girl, which did not chart. During the 1990s, Harms maintained her musical career while marrying, raising two children, and continuing to live and work on her family ranch in Oregon. She followed Hometown Girl with Whatever It Takes and the all-original holiday album Christmas in the Country. By 1998 she was signed to Warner Bros. Records, which released Cowgirl Dreams. She made a children's album, Are We There Yet?, accompanied by a coloring book, and also wrote and published a children's book, Stan and Bert. A second children's book, The Little Grey Donkey, appeared in the fall of 2001, as did a new country album, After All, released on her Real West Productions label through the independent record company Paras Recordings.
Joni Harms (born November 5, 1959 in Canby, Oregon) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1990 and 2004, Harms released four studio albums. She also charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Her highest charting single, "I Need a Wife," peaked at No. 34 in 1989. Joni is especially well-known in Europe, UK and Australia where she has enjoyed many successful years touring and having several chart topping hits. Joni also writes or co-writes most of her own material and for many other artists as well. Joni is taping a new television show, 'Lets Put the Western Back into Country' for the Outdoor Channel. Joni's latest CD "Harms Way" was arranged and produced by Mitchell Brown (www.nashvillebassplayer.com) who has also produced award winning albums for Country Music Hall of Fame member, Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy nominated artist Charlie Louvin as well as many others. The CD can be purchased at www.joniharms.com, www.amazon.com, www.cdbaby.com and many other locations world-wide.