The Judds will reunite and perform at the CMT Music Awards – Billboard

Mother-daughter duo and five-time Grammy winners The Judds will reunite for the first time in more than two decades on the stage of a nationally televised music awards show when they perform in as part of the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11. will air on CBS and Paramount+.

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The duo’s Naomi and Wynonna Judd will perform their Grammy-winning hit ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ in downtown Nashville, with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the background – snap at the duo’s next induction in 2022 in the esteemed hall.

Kacey Musgraves, who is nominated for two CMT Music Awards this year, will present the duo’s performance. This marks the Judds’ inaugural performance on stage at the CMT Music Awards. Wynonna starred with Kid Rock on the show in 2011, while Naomi was a presenter in 2008 and 2009.

In the 1980s, The Judds were country music’s most successful duo, thanks to a long list of No. 1 hits, including “Why Not Me”, “Mama, He’s Crazy”, “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days).” By 1991 they had also released six full albums (including a Christmas project). They’ve also won nine CMA Awards along the way.

In 1991, Naomi revealed the devastating news that she would be retiring from touring due to her battle with Hepatitis C. During this time, Wynonna pursued a successful solo career. Her self-titled debut solo album earned her a nomination for Album of the Year at the CMA Awards, and she received three nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year.

The Judds have occasionally reunited for performances at events such as Stagecoach Festival and CMA Music Festival, and reunited for their The Last Encore tour in 2010-11.

Other artists slated for the CMT Music Awards include the show’s co-host Kelsea Ballerini (who will host alongside Anthony Mackie), as well as Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, Keith Urban and Ram Trucks Side Stage performers Priscilla Block, Breland, Jessie James Decker, Parker McCollum, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith.