The Judds are undoubtedly one of the most lauded duos in country music history, with the mother and daughter pairing delivering an array of chart-topping hits throughout the 1980s.
Following Naomi Judd's tragic passing last April, her daughter, Wynonna, confirmed she'd be putting together a special compilation album paying homage to the iconic songs of The Judds.
Excitingly, the project will feature a hotly anticipated duet between Dolly Parton and Lainey Wilson, with the two country stars taking on The Judds’ classic track, ‘Mama He's Crazy’, one of the many highlights from their legendary 1984 album, Why Not Me.
One of country's most exciting prodigies, Megan Moroney, has recorded her take on that album's much-loved title-track, with Moroney delivering one of the few solo cuts on the tribute project.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are teaming up for moving version of ‘Love Is Alive’, with the husband-and-wife duo sure to tug at the heart strings as they did with their 2019 collaboration, ‘Nobody But You’.
Also set to appear on A Tribute To The Judds is Cody Johnson and Sonya Isaacs (‘Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days)’; Reba McEntire, Carly Pearce, Jennifer Nettles and Gabby Barrett (‘Girls Night Out’); Jelly Roll, K. Michelle and The Fisk Jubilee Singers (‘Love Can Build a Bridge’); LeAnn Rimes (‘Have Mercy’) and more.
In honour of Naomi Judd, who struggled with severe mental illness in the years preceding her death, the project is being released in partnership with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).
A Tribute To The Judds has been executive produced by Renee Bell and Joe Galante, with the latter having signed The Judds to RCA Records in 1983. As well as being created in memory of Naomi Judd, A Tribute To The Judds also acts as a celebration of the 40-year anniversary of the duo being signed by Galante.
Bill Maher, The Judds’ original producer and six-time Grammy-winner, worked on every track on the album except ‘Cry Myself to Sleep’, which was helmed by four-time CMA-winner, Cactus Moser.
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