By Carol Anne Szel
Country Music Hall of Famer and superstar Wynonna Judd stated today that previously announced “The Judds: The Final Tour” will move forward as scheduled after the tragic passing of her mother and musical partner Naomi Judd. As Wynonna stated on her official Facebook this morning, "It may look a little different now, but we WILL continue to honor The Judds’ legacy!"
Each night, Wynonna will host a selection of special guests on stage, including musical luminaries like Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood, and others to be announced. As Wynonna tells in a press statement, “It is pretty amazing – all of the people who have come forward to offer up their time and their gifts. I am feeling extra grateful.”
As one of the most successful duos in Country music history, The Judds gained their fame all over the world with the harmonies and powerful lead vocals from Wynonna. The iconic mother-daughter duo had 15 No. 1 hits with each of their RCA released singles landing in the Billboard Top 10. They sold 20 million albums, 16 RIAA Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums and longform videos.
The 11-date arena tour, produced by Sandbox Live and Live Nation, will commence this Fall in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena on September 30 and run through October, wrapping up in The Judd's home-state of Kentucky — Lexington, KY, on October 29 at the Rupp Arena.