Judd gets ready to dance
Monday, May 20, 2013
– Wynonna returns to ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" for the Tuesday, May 21 2-hour season finale, airing at 9 p.m. eastern.
Judd will perform an opening dance number with all her fellow celebrity cast members and the pro and troupe dancers. She will later sing I Want To Know What Love Is.
"I said it while I was on the show, 'I'm a singer, not a dancer,' and now I'm looking forward to sharing my gift, seeing all my friends and having a blast, closing out this exciting chapter of my life," she said.
Since her time on the show came to a close, Judd returned home to Nashville and continued working on her forthcoming full-length album, produced by her husband/drummer Cactus Moser and set for release later this year on Curb Records. This album - her first with all new material in over four years - is being recorded in her own home studio and is deeply personal, especially noting the life-changing motorcycle accident Moser experienced last year where he lost part of his leeg. The first single, Something You Can't Live Without, out now, was co-written by Moser and David Lee Murphy.
Tour dates for Judd are:
June 4 Memphis St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends
June 27 Ponoka, Alberta Canada Ponoka Stampede/Rodeo Arena
June 29 Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada The Casman Centre
June 30 Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada Evergreen Park
July 18 Stamford, Conn. Alive @ Five Outdoor Summer Series
Aug. 2 Chester, West Va. The Harv/Mountaineer Race Track
Aug. 3 Englewood, N.J. Bergen Performing Arts Center
Aug. 8 Sun Valley, Idaho Sun Valley Pavilion
Aug. 16 Havelock, Canada Havelock Country Jamboree
Aug. 18 Solana Beach, Cal. Belly Up Tavern
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