Wynonna Judd Will Continue The Judds Tour In Honor Of Late Mother Naomi
“I will continue to sing,” Wynonna said on CMT‘s Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration. “I made a decision, and I decided to share it on national television. After a lot of thought, I am gonna have to honor her and do this tour because that is what you would want… So tonight, as we close I say, ‘the show must go on.’ As hard as it may be, we will show up together. You will carry me, as you carried me for 38 years once again because I honestly didn’t think I should do it. I didn’t know If I could go on without her.”
The country singer’s other daughter, actress Ashley Judd, talked about the tragic loss in an interview in which she said that her mother died after a long battle with mental illness.
The Judds were set to go on a 10-city arena tour called The Final Tour, their first outing together in over a decade.
“What I’m looking forward to most is celebrating Judd music with the fans,” Wynonna said when the tour was first announced. “Mom and I have had quite the journey over the last 38 years, and the fans have been with us through it all. This tour is a celebration for them!”
Naomi’s death came one day before The Judds were included in the Country Music Hall of Fame.