The Judds Final Tour becomes star-studded Naomi Judd tribute

Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood & more join

Country Music Hall of Famer and global superstar Wynonna Judd has announced that the highly anticipated, previously announced The Judds: The Final Tour will move forward after the tragic passing of her mother and musical partner Naomi Judd from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 30th.

“I am humbled, once again, by the loyalty of the fans who have been with us for 38+ years, who continue to show up for me when I need them the most. I am grateful that we will continue to honor The Judds legacy, together,” Wynonna shares.

“I am so happy that in this time of grief for us all, Wynonna has agreed to move forward with this tour as my sweet wife Naomi would have wanted her to do,” Naomi’s husband Larry Strickland adds.

Country music icon Martina McBride will kick off select nights with a full set of her own classic hits before Wynonna takes the stage to sing some of her own hits and songs by The Judds.

The tour has added a final stop in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena on October 29th, a homecoming celebration where it all began. Superstar Faith Hill will join Wynonna onstage at Rupp Arena to perform some of the classic songs and honor one of country music’s most important catalogues.

“What a full-circle moment it will be to end the tour in Kentucky where it all began. It means so much to have my sister-friend, Faith, join me for this musical celebration.” Wynonna adds. “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.”

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. Each night, Wynonna will welcome a selection of special guests on stage, including Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood, and others to be announced.

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 30th and run through October, wrapping up with the newly announced performance in The Judd’s home-state of Kentucky on October 29th at the Rupp Arena.

Tickets for the trek are currently on sale via Ticketmaster. Tickets for Lexington, KY go on-sale this Saturday, May 21st.

As one of the most successful duos in country music history, The Judds captured the hearts of fans all over the world with their unmistakable harmonies and powerhouse lead vocals from Wynonna. The iconic mother-daughter pair are celebrated for their 15 No. 1 hits and having the astounding achievement of each of their RCA released singles landing in the Billboard Top 10. These true musical individualists dominated touring in the 80s with 20 Top 10 hits, selling more than 20 million albums, amassing 16 RIAA Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum albums and long-form videos – led by 2x Platinum albums Why Not Me and The Judds Greatest Hits. The Judds will forever be immortalized in music history and their tremendous trailblazing impact will continue to inspire generations of female artists.

The Judds Final Tour 2022 Dates:

Sept 30 – Grand Rapids, MI @Van Andel Arena
Oct 1 – Toledo, OH @Huntington Center
Oct 7 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Oct 8 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
Oct 14 – Duluth, GA @ Gas South Arena
Oct 15 – Huntsville, AL @ Propst Arena @ The Von Braun Center
Oct 21 – Durant, OK @ Choctaw Grand Theater
Oct 22 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
Oct 27 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Oct 28 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct 29 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena

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