Up to date, 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 record of audio system.
Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts is internet hosting the occasion, titled Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration, which is able to happen at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. CMT will completely televise the memorial as a commercial-free particular tomorrow at 6 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. CT.
Beforehand introduced musicians set to carry out embody Ashley McBride, Brandi Carlile, the duo of Emmylou Harris & Allison Russell, Gaither Vocal Band and Little Huge City. Bono, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey and Salma Hayek may even ship particular messages, with further audio system to incorporate Naomi’s daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd, and singer-songwriter Martina McBride.
Naomi Judd died final week, aged 76. Extra data on her upcoming memorial service might be discovered under.
The occasion is being known as Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration after the Judds’ fifth studio album and its music of the identical identify. It should happen Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and is supposed to “to honor the extraordinary life and legacy of nation music icon Naomi Judd.”
Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration is being produced by CMT and Sandbox Reside in partnership with the Judd household. CMT will completely televise the general public memorial service as a commercial-free particular on Sunday, Might fifteenth at 6 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. CT.
“We’re sincerely privileged to work alongside Wynonna, Ashley and Larry to current this dwell celebration of life for his or her mom and spouse Naomi. Whereas all of us proceed to deeply mourn the lack of such a legendary artist, we’re honored to commemorate her legacy alongside the nation neighborhood, her pals, household and legions of followers internationally on the good venue: The Mom Church of Nation Music. This particular will have fun her timeless voice, unforgettable spirit and the immense influence she left on our style by way of the most effective type of therapeutic we now have – music,” stated CMT in an announcement.
Extra 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 Reside; Margaret Comeaux (CMT), Leslie Fram (CMT), Jason Owen (Sandbox) and Patrizia DiMaria (Ladypants Productions) are Government Producers.