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Wynonna Judd and Carly Pearce honor the memory of Naomi Judd during the “CMA Fest Special”.
The two country singers dueted The Judds’ “Why Not Me” during the ABC special filmed at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
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“CMA Fest, we lost one of our absolute mainstays in country music earlier this year: Miss Naomi Judd. As a girl growing up in Kentucky, I idolized the Judds and wanted to be like them. My first gig was to see Wynonna,” Pearce said while introducing Wynonna. “And I’ve always loved all the music that The Judds have made, and I feel like it’s such a representation of the best in country music, so CMA Fest, please welcome Wynonna Judd.”
The couple then gave a heartfelt rendition of the famous song.
The CMA Fest is run by the Country Music Association and was a four-day event that took place June 9-12 in Nashville. It was televised Wednesday on ABC.
Wynonna and her mother topped the Billboard Country charts with numerous hits in the 1980s as The Judds duo.
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Naomi died on April 30 of this year, a day before the Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Other performers on the show included Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson and Zac Brown Band.