The Judds reunite to perform together on television for the first time in 20 years.
People reports that the mother-daughter duo of Naomi and Wynonna Judd are set to reunite for a live performance during the 2022 CMT Music Awards. The Judds will sing their 1990 hit “Love Can Build a Bridge” outside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum from Nashville during the April 11 show, with Kacey Musgraves ready to present their performance.
The spot will mark the duo’s first TV performance in 20 years and their first-ever performance at the CMT Music Awards. According to PeopleNaomi Judd has previously served as a presenter on the show, and Wynonna Judd has previously starred alongside Kid Rock on the show.
The performance celebrates the Judds’ upcoming induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is expected to take place in May 2022. The Class of 2022 also includes Ray Charles, steel guitarist Pete Drake and drummer Eddie Bayers.
The Judds launched their career in 1983 with the release of “Had a Dream (For the Heart), and by 1990 they had built a career that had earned them a string of 14 No. 1 hits, including “Mama He’s Crazy.” , “Girls’ Night Out,” “Have Mercy,” “Love Is Alive,” “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)” and more. On October 17, 1990, Naomi Judd stunned the industry and fans with the news that she was retiring at the age of 44 due to a diagnosis of hepatitis C, a disease that affects the liver and can cause life-threatening side effects.
The duo performed what was billed as the last show of their career together on December 4, 1991, but that was far from the end of the line. Naomi was healthy enough to return to the stage for a Judds New Year’s concert in Phoenix, Arizona in 1999, and the Judds then reunited for the Power to Change tour in 2000, followed in 2010 for this which they said would be their last tour. , the last Encore tour. They reunited again in 2015, performing a nine-show residency titled Girls Night Out at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban are also among the artists performing at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. .
Ballerini is also set to co-host the fan-voted awards show alongside Anthony Mackie when the 2022 CMT Music Awards air live from Nashville on Monday, April 11, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. 2022 marks the first time the CMT Music Awards will air on the CBS Television Network, and the broadcast will also be available for live and on-demand streaming on Paramount+.
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