Julie Lavery was born and raised right outside of Boston, MA. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2010 where she studied songwriting and performance under some of the greats including, Livingston Taylor, Jack Perricone, Henry Gaffney and Pat Pattison.  

Right after graduation, Julie moved to Orlando, FL for her first paid gig as Ariel in, "The Voyage of the Little Mermaid." Wanting to pursue her dreams of writing and performing original music, Julie moved to Los Angeles and met up with her future husband Spencer Broschard.  They started a band together called The Running Mates and had success via YouTube with over 160k subscribers and upwards of 10 million views.  

Since moving to Nashville in 2020, Julie has gone on a national tour with recording artist, Sarah Darling. In September 2022, Sarah and Julie opened for Carly Pearce on the European leg of her 29 tour. Two of Julie's original songs (A Woman's Touch and If You Wanna Break Up) aired on episode 9 of FOX's, Monarch starring Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins. In a dream come true moment, Julie sang background vocals on a track for Dolly Parton's upcoming album, Rockstar which will be released this November. Most recently, her original song, "Stars and Stripes," went viral on Tik Tok. The live version is available everywhere music is streamed.