Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Judds To Perform Together Again

Saying that "life is short and precious," Wynonna Judd confirmed this week that she and her mother, Naomi Judd, will reunite on stage for the first time in seven years as headliners of the 2008 Stagecoach Festival next May in Indio, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Judds will perform the first night of the May 3-4 festival. Tickets go on sale November 16 for the show, in its second year at the Empire Polo Fields in the low desert city near Palm Springs.

"We've heard such amazing things about the festival," Wynonna said. "So it felt like the perfect time and place to honor the Judd history." The Judds retired in 1991 as Naomi grappled with the debilitating effects of a hepatitis C infection. They made a few sporadic appearances in the mid-1990s and then went on tour, which yielded the concert album Reunion Live in 2000.

Naomi is now cured of the hepatitis infection and in 2005 began her own talk show on the Hallmark Channel. Now it's time to add a new chapter to one of the most successful family acts in recent decades, Wynonna said this week. But she was vague about the extent of the new collaboration. "Although there are no immediate plans for Judd music aside from our show at the Stagecoach Festival, the door remains open," she said. "I've often said that the future really is based on God's timing, not our own. We'll both know in our hearts when it's time."


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