Public memorial celebration to include tributes from Wynonna & Ashley Judd with soon-to-be announced performances, special appearances from some of the biggest names in entertainment
CMT and Sandbox Live announced “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration,” a live celebration from Ryman Auditorium, in partnership with The Judds' family, to honor the life and legacy of country music icon Naomi Judd. CMT will exclusively televise the public memorial service as a commercial-free special on Sunday, May 15 (6 p.m. ET).
“We are sincerely privileged to work alongside Wynonna and Ashley to present this live celebration of life for their mother, Naomi,” producers said. “While we all continue to deeply mourn the loss of such a legendary artist, we are honored to commemorate her legacy alongside the country community, her friends, family and legions of fans across the world at the perfect venue: ‘The Mother Church of Country Music.’ This special will celebrate her timeless voice, unforgettable spirit and the immense impact she left on our genre through the best form of healing we have – music.”
Additional details on the public memorial service, performers and special appearances will be announced in the coming days.
CMT previously aired The Judds’ final performance of international hit and chart-topping single, “Love Can Build A Bridge,” from the 2022 CMT Music Awards. Watch the full performance here.