CMT announces ‘The Judds: Love Is Alive – The Final Concert’

Wynonna to headline history-making concert that recreates The Judds 1991 farewell concert

CMT and Sandbox Productions have announced that country music legend Wynonna Judd will headline a history-making concert event with The Judds: Love Is Alive – The Final Concert on Thursday, November 3rd at the Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), recreating The Judds 1991 Farewell Tour for a special televised event airing in March 2023 on CMT. Wynonna’s current tourmates Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Martina McBride are also slated to join, sharing the same bill for the first time ever with additional special guests to be announced. Tickets are on-sale today (Wed, Oct 26th) at 2 pm CT via Ticketmaster with a portion of proceeds benefiting NAMI Tennessee.

The Judds homecoming to MTSU will mark the largest concert to take place at the iconic Murphy Center since Wynonna and her mother, Naomi Judd, had their final show together on The Judds Farewell Tour over three decades ago. The made-for-television event also serves as the kick off to the venue’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration.

The news of was revealed earlier by Wynonna herself during an intimate press luncheon at Fox & Locke restaurant in Leipers Fork, Tennessee, alongside CMT and Sandbox Productions event producers and representatives from MTSU.

“Stepping onstage at the Murphy Center for the first time since December 4, 1991 will be so surreal for me. It was an emotional night over 30 years ago and will be an emotional night, for different reasons, now,” Wynonna sahres. “I can’t wait to lean into the nostalgia with the artists who have made this tour so special, and recreate one of the most iconic nights in Judd ‘Herstory!’”

As announced earlier this week, The Judds: The Final Tour will continue for a second run into 2023, following its initial 11 date area fall run with Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Martina McBride all set to return for select dates, with more special guests to be announced. In May, the event was announced as an all-star tribute to mother and musical partner Naomi Judd, who tragically passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 30th. Wynonna has chosen to honor her mother’s legacy by inviting some of music’s biggest stars to join her onstage to perform some of the timeless hits that earned The Judds multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM awards over a span of 30+ years.

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