2022 CMT Music Awards: (Watch) The Judds Reunite With Emotional ‘Love Can Build A Bridge’

by Cindy Watts

20 hours ago

With the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as their backdrop, ’80s country icons The Judds made a strong comeback to the awards show stage Monday night when they reunited to perform “Love Can Build a Bridge” with full gospel support. choral.

Wynonna’s voice rang out as loud and sure as ever as she delivered the song’s meaningful lyrics about love mending the broken pieces of the world.

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“It’s really happening,” Wynonna said, looking at her mom Naomi during the song.

The duo’s vocals mingled with the same smoke and fire that has captivated country music fans for the past four decades. The gospel choir joined in and, with the starry sky as a backdrop, it felt like a piece of country music history. The Judds’ appearance at the CMT Music Awards marks their first awards show in over 20 years.

Kacey Musgraves introduced The Judds, soon to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She called them “undeniably iconic” and explained that their unique sound and prolific songwriting have bolstered their historic career. The mother-daughter duo have earned 14 No. 1 songs and five platinum albums throughout their journey through country music. They also revealed their latest tour on Monday. The 10-show series kicks off September 30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

If you missed the performance the first time around, catch the extended cut of the CMT Music Awards at 8 p.m. ET on April 15 on CMT. The bonus version includes an additional 30 minutes of new performances and additional content.