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Wynonna Judd lights up CMA Awards in long sparkling ensemble… six months after death of Naomi Judd

Wynonna Judd lights up red carpet in long sparkling ensemble at 56th CMA Awards… just over six month after tragic death of The Judds’ matriarch Naomi Judd

Wynonna Judd sparkled on the red carpet of the 56th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday.   

Judd, who also serving as one of the presenters, wowed in a gold sequined gown as she attended the show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 58-year-old is just six days removed from performing and recording The Judds: Love Is Alive — The Final Concert, a recreation of the legendary country music duo’s farewell concert that aired as a TV special back in 1991, in honor of her late mother Naomi Judd.

Country icon: Wynonna Judd, 58, attended the 56th Annual CMA Awards held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday

The Turn It Loose star also wore matching black gloves as her eye-catching garment fell behind her by several feet like the train to an elegant gown.

She rounded out her overall look by styling her red blazing locks long and flowing over her chest and down past the middle of her back with natural waves and a part on the slight left. 

Her husband of just over 10 years, Cactus Moser, also joined her for a series of snaps looking rocker cool in black leather pants with a black waist jacket over a white button-down shirt.

The former Highway 101 drummer also wore tan cowboy boots and had his blonde hair cut short while standing alongside his wife.

Family support: Judd's husband Cactus Moser joined her on the red carpet

Family support: Judd’s husband Cactus Moser joined her on the red carpet

Star power: Judd also served as one of the presenters during the awards show

Star power: Judd also served as one of the presenters during the awards show

Recreation: Judd gave a shout out to all the musical artists who took part in The Judds: Love Is Alive — The Final Show that was performed and recorded on November 3; among the stars are Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Brandi Carlile, Phillip Sweet and members of Little Big Town and Karen Fairchild

Recreation: Judd gave a shout out to all the musical artists who took part in The Judds: Love Is Alive — The Final Show that was performed and recorded on November 3; among the stars are Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Brandi Carlile, Phillip Sweet and members of Little Big Town and Karen Fairchild

Judd had been out on the road since late September performing The Final Tour. It had originally been planned to be a final reunion for herself and her mother, Naomi Judd, but that all changed when The Judds’ matriarch passed away when she took her own life April 30 at the age of 76 following a long history of mental health struggles.

While out touring, Wynonna got the idea of having some guest artists take her mother’s place and recreate their iconic 1991 farewell show.

The Judds: Love is Alive — The Final Concert was held last Thursday, November 3, at the Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, the same arena of the original special 31 years earlier.

Tragic: Naomi Judd, 76, passed away when she committed suicide on April 30 after a long history of mental health struggles; The Judds are pictured 19 days before her death

Tragic: Naomi Judd, 76, passed away when she committed suicide on April 30 after a long history of mental health struggles; The Judds are pictured 19 days before her death

Recent tour mates Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, and members of Little Big Town were among the guests who took the stage in place of Naomi, along with Phillip Sweet and others.

‘Love was indeed alive last night. I am so touched by the way these amazing friends of mine have showed up for me. Love is truly the greatest of these…’ the I Saw The Light star wrote in the caption of a photo showing all the musical artists together on stage.

The Final concert will be broadcast on CMT sometime in March, according to People. 

Coming in 2023: The Judds: Love Is Alive — The Final Concert, which was recorded November 3, is slated to air on CMT next March

Coming in 2023: The Judds: Love Is Alive — The Final Concert, which was recorded November 3, is slated to air on CMT next March

CMA Awards Winners 2022

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 

Luke Combs – WINNER

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood 

Morgan Wallen 

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Growin’ Up – Luke Combs – WINNER

Humble Quest – Maren Morris

Palomino – Miranda Lambert

Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ – Lainey Wilson

Time, Tequila & Therapy – Old Dominion  

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Eric Church 

Luke Combs

Cody Johnson 

Chris Stapleton — WINNER

Morgan Wallen

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Ashley McBryde

Carly Pearce

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson – WINNER 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne — WINNER

Dan + Shay

LOCASH

Maddie & Tae

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady A

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion — WINNER

Zac Brown Band

 

WILLIE NELSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Alan Jackson – WINNER 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

HARDY

Walker Hayes

Cody Johnson

Patrick McCollum 

Lainey Wilson – WINNER

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan

Half Of My Hometown – Kelsea Ballerini

Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Til You Can’t – Cody Johnson – WINNER

You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton 

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Buy Dirt – Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins – WINNER

Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Shane MacAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce

Sand In My Boots – Ashley Gorley, Michael Harley, Josh Osborne

Things A Man Oughta Know – Lainey Wilson, Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton

You Should Probably Leave – Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

I Bet You Think About Me – Taylor Swift feat. Chris Stapleton

Longneck Way To Go – Midland feat. Jon Pardi

Never Say Never – Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson

Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Til You Can’t – Cody Wilson – WINNER 

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

Beers On Me – Diers Bentley, HARDY, Breland

If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood

Longneck Way To Go – Midland (feat. Jon Pardi)

Never Say Ever – Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson 

Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde — WINNER

 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jenee Fleenor – WINNER

Paul Franklin

Brent Mason

Ilya Toshinskiy

Derek Wells

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