Updated, 5:33 p.m.: Brad Paisley, Carly Pearce, and Jamey Johnson have signed as much as carry out on the memorial service for five-time Grammy winner Naomi Judd, with Bette Midler, Reba McEntire and Reese Witherspoon being enlisted to ship particular messages, and Judd’s husband Larry Strickland being added to the listing of audio system.
Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts is hosting the event, titled Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration, which will take place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. CMT will solely televise the memorial as a commercial-free particular tomorrow at 6 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. CT.
Previously introduced musicians set to carry out embody Ashley McBride, Brandi Carlile, the duo of Emmylou Harris & Allison Russell, Gaither Vocal Band and Little Big Town. Bono, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey and Salma Hayek will even ship particular messages, with extra audio system to incorporate Naomi’s daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd, and singer-songwriter Martina McBride.
Naomi Judd died final week, aged 76. More info on her upcoming memorial service may be discovered beneath.
The occasion is being known as Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration after the Judds’ fifth studio album and its tune of the identical identify. It will happen Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and is supposed to “to honor the extraordinary life and legacy of country music icon Naomi Judd.”
Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration is being produced by CMT and Sandbox Live in partnership with the Judd household. CMT will solely televise the general public memorial service as a commercial-free particular on Sunday, May fifteenth at 6 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. CT.
“We are sincerely privileged to work alongside Wynonna, Ashley and Larry to present this live celebration of life for their mother and wife Naomi. 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,” stated CMT in an announcement.
Additional particulars on the general public memorial service, performers and particular appearances to be introduced within the coming days.
Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration is a co-production from CMT and Sandbox Live; Margaret Comeaux (CMT), Leslie Fram (CMT), Jason Owen (Sandbox) and Patrizia DiMaria (Ladypants Productions) are Executive Producers.