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Winona Judd She admitted that she was “incredibly angry” and still deeply saddened by the death of her mother, Naomi Judd, who died of a gunshot wound to the Apirl. She was 76 years old.
The mother and daughter were about to embark on a reunion tour to remind fans of their favorite songs from the ’80s and ’90s from The Judds, one of the The most successful musical works of the genre with five Grammy Awards, nine CMA Awards, and 14 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
“I got the call, I went, saw her and said goodbye to the hospital, closed her eyes, kissed her forehead, and that was it,” Judd told CBS Sunday Morning during her visit. First interview since Naomi’s death in April. “And the next thing I know, I’m sitting here on the side porch, just trying to figure out what’s next.”
One day after Naomi took her own life on April 30, 2022, The Judds were entered into Country Music Hall of Fame.
“I didn’t know she was where she was when I finished it, because she had the episodes before and it got better. Should I know? I didn’t.”
When asked if she was “angry at all,” Winona replied, “Yes. Incredibly angry.”
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“No, I don’t think so, not for a while,” she said. “And I’ll tell you. I’ll call you and send you a note verbatim.”
She was hesitant to believe the difficult feelings would ever subside, but she still felt like her mother’s spirit was driving her through the day.
“I feel like it’s pushing me. And sometimes, I laugh. And sometimes, I say, ‘I really miss you.'” Why aren’t you here so we can argue? “
Winona added, “She told me once, she held my hand, and she said, ‘My life is better because of you. “Those are the memories that are starting to come up more and more. I think when you lose your mother, a lot of these crap goes away,” because it doesn’t matter anymore. it’s not like that”.
Her mother passed away in April She made a positive difference in her relationship with her sister, Ashley, who rose to fame starring in the 95 movie “Heat” and went on to star in dozens of roles while also earning the title of humanitarian activist focused on gender equality, reproductive health and women’s rights.
“We both look at each other like, ‘I got you, right?’ And we both look at each other and say, ‘Yeah.’ We’re so united now, I think more than we’ve been in a long time,” Winona said.
She admitted that she leaned more on her husband, musician Cactus Moser, who was helping her prepare for a new tour starting this week, which was initially meant to be a reunion show for The Judds and was announced just a few weeks before Naomi’s death.
In 1990, Naomi announced her retirement from performing due to chronic hepatitis. Wynonna continued her solo career and was occasionally reunited to perform on specials.
When asked if the list of shows would be “a treat in some ways,” Wynonna wasn’t sure, but noted, “I think it’s important to do that, if it makes sense. I feel like I have my own march orders.”
She added, “As I was out on stage that first night, I’d probably say something like, ‘It’s not supposed to be like this,’ because it’s not like that, right? It’s supposed to be the two of us. And I’m going to get pissed that she’s not there.” .
“I want to go out on stage and sing from my toenails a song to help someone in this audience. …It’s about singing to help someone feel better. And that’s always going on in my soul.”
A few weeks before her death, Naomi and Winona met and performed at the CMT Awards, announcing their return on tour for the first time in 10 years.
The Final Round Begins September 30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and ends October 29 in Lexington, Kentucky, with some famous faces joining the trip, including Little Big Town, Faith Hill, Brandy Carlisle, Trisha Yearwood, and Martina McBride.
McBride said exclusively to Fox News Digital She is especially excited about the concert series “because it’s the last time you’ll be able to go and listen to this music live” with real fans.
“The Gods have always been there. They’re such an iconic part of our country music history, and I can remember singing ‘Mamma He’s Crazy’ back in my dad’s band on the cover in Kansas and she’s been smitten ever since,” she said. “So all these years after that, to be asked to be a part of this tour honoring Gods, Naomi, and Winona, it’s so exciting and so special.”
She added, “I just hope everyone immerses themselves in it, and is really present. I think there will be such a huge positive feeling of energy and love and giving between the artists and Winona, obviously, and her fans. I look forward to enjoying that every night.”
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