The final concert of The Judds’ Love is Alive will be televised
Judds’ farewell tour of 1991 marked not only a special moment in the life and career of Naomi and Wynonna Judd, but also a special moment in country music history.
Parting ways due to the retirement of their mother Naomi, The Judds bid farewell as a duo with one final tour ending at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Airing in living rooms around the world, the special portrays a heartfelt send-off from the mother-daughter duo who launched their careers together in 1983.
Now, that moment in time is recreated as Wynonna sets out again on The Judds: The Final Tour in honor of her late mother.
A special concert will be held at the same Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on Thursday, November 3. In partnership with CMT and Sandbox Productions, the event will be televised and broadcast on CMT in March 2023.
Wynonna will headline the event and will be joined by other big names across the country, eager to honor Naomi, who died earlier this year. Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Martina McBride are set to appear along with other special guests who have yet to be announced.
“Standing on stage at Murphy Center for the first time since December 4, 1991 will be so surreal to me. It was an emotional night over 30 years ago and it will be an emotional night, for different reasons, now,” Wynonna said at a press luncheon at Fox & Locke’s restaurant in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. “I can’t wait to dive into the nostalgia with the artists who made this tour so special and recreate one of Judd’s most iconic nights ‘Herstory!’”
Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of Production, Music and Events at CMTMargaret Comeaux, said: “It’s serendipitous magic on so many levels to be able to capture Wynonna’s return to the Murphy Center, almost exactly 31 years old to date.
“We are also extremely excited to once again collaborate with our incredible partners at Sandbox to present a truly spectacular Judds event that has been going on for decades and continue to tell the next chapter in the Wynonna story,” added Comeaux.
“I remember when I was 15, watching The Judds 1991 Farewell Concert on repeat when it first came out on Pay-Per-View,” added the event’s executive producer, Sandbox’s Jason Owen. Productions. “It’s such an amazing, complete moment to replicate that same iconic special with Wy, and have it joined by all of the powerful women she’s brought with her on tour. I’m so excited for everyone to watch — and that the incredible legacy of The Judds lives on forever.
Tickets for the November 3 show are on sale now. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Tennessee Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI.