Country music icon Wynonna Judd compared The Judd’s final tour to a “victory lap,” sharing that the concerts are healing her “one show at a time.”
Winona recently spoke of being “through hell and hallelujah” on tour without her mother, Naomi Judd, after tragedy changed her plans. He also predicted what he would do when he wasn’t on the road and revealed which little person became his “rock” after Naomi’s death.
Wynonna Judd Performs Final Show of The Judds with Naomi Judd at the 2022 CMT Music Awards
Naomi and Wynonna announced that they are reuniting as The Judes in 2022, and they started with a performance at the CMT Music Awards. The iconic mother-daughter duo appeared on stage one last time to sing their classic, “Love Can Build a Bridge.”
Soon after, they announced dates for a final tour and news came that they would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But Naomi died by suicide the day before receiving that honor.
Despite their grief, Winona and her sister, Ashley Judd, attended the induction ceremony in honor of their mother. And instead of canceling the planned tour, Winona chose to keep the dates as a tribute to Naomi and The Judes. But he invited friends and fellow country music stars to join him that he knew he would need.
Wynonna Judd takes a ‘Victory Lap’ on The Judds’ final tour
In a recent interview, Winona opened up about how bittersweet it is to be on the road without Naomi for The Judes’ final tour. “I’m somewhere between hell and hallelujah,” he told Hoda Kotb today.
Wynonna says connecting with multiple generations of fans is therapeutic for her. “I’ll cry and then go straight to the next song,” he shared, adding that he keeps tissues in his shirt like his mother used to.
“And these shows are healing me, one show at a time,” he explained. “And all my friends are coming and it’s like the greatest party to throw yourself before it’s over.”
“I feel like I’m doing a victory lap and the fans are watching me, and they’re for me because they grew up with me.”
Wynonna Judd will be on ‘Home Planning’ [her] The next big moment’ if not for The Judes’ final tour
Wynonna reveals her time today interview that if it wasn’t for Judd’s final tour, he would probably be “at home planning”. [her] The next big moment.”
He added, “This is what we live for. That’s what we work for.”
And when asked who has been her rock throughout her grief, Winona revealed it’s her six-month-old granddaughter. She said the child was “looking right [her]And gives him “hope”.
“It’s nice to be with him because he doesn’t care what I look like,” she shared
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