Friday, August 11, 2023
– In celebration of The Judds' 40th anniversary, some of music's biggest stars h- Reba McEntire, Ashley McBryde, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Blake Shelton and Dolly Parton – will sing on "A Tribute To The Judds, a compilation album filled with reimagined versions of the duo's discography, out Oct. 27 on Broken Bow.
All tracks from the album were developed by The Judds' original producer Brent Maher outside of "Cry Myself to Sleep" which was produced by Cactus Moser, Wynonna's husband.
"To have all of these artists, most of which are my friends, come together and lend their voices and artistry to reimagine these songs, is so special. These songs are so timeless and I am so excited for them to live on for generations to come," said Wynonna Judd.
The tribute album is in honor of The Judds' 40-year anniversary after being signed to RCA records by Joe Galante, who served as the project's executive producer and spearheaded the record into fruition alongside Renee Bell. His previous work with The Judds culminated in multiple accolades including six multi-platinum studio albums, five Grammy awards, nine CMA awards, eight ACM awards and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
"To all of you who listen to this music, I wish you could have been with us in the studio when we recorded these songs. There was a joy and passion along with some poignant moments in re-recording these Judd songs that are impossible to describe. I hope you enjoy this record as much as we enjoyed making it," said Brent Maher.
"Renee Bell and I were thrilled to be part of 'A Tribute to the Judds' as Executive Producers. After my signing of The Judds in 1983, and Wynonna going to MCA when Renee was director of A&R, it was special reunion for all of us," said Galante. "With Brent Maher at the helm of producing all of the timeless Judds' music we are honoring, it was the perfect combination. We couldn't be more excited about the incredible artists that have brought their own styles to these great songs."
The Judds, who were from Ashland, Ky., released six studio albums between 1983 and 1991. Naomi died by suicide in April 2022 after a long battle with mental health issues. The disc will also be partnering with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), in honor of Naomi Judd
The track list is:
1. Girls Night Out – Reba McEntire, Carly Pearce, Jennifer Nettles, Gabby Barrett
2. Mama He's Crazy – Lainey Wilson and Dolly Parton
3. Why Not Me – Megan Moroney
4. Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days) [feat. Sonya Isaacs] – Cody Johnson
5. Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain – Ashley McBryde and Shelly Fairchild
6. Young Love (Strong Love) – Ella Langley and Jamey Johnson
7. Have Mercy – LeAnn Rimes
8. Love Is Alive – Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
9. Had A Dream (For The Heart) – Wendy Moten and O.N.E The Duo
10. I Know Where I'm Going – Barnett, Lynne & West
11. Let Me Tell You About Love – Carl Perkins and Raul Malo
12. John Deere Tractor – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley and Molly Tuttle
13. Cry Myself To Sleep – Wynonna Judd and Trisha Yearwood
14. Love Can Build A Bridge – Jelly Roll, K. Michelle, and The Fisk Jubilee Singers