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The Judds kick off CMA Fest

Thursday, April 15, 2010 – The Judds will kick off 2010 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair with the opening daily concert on the Riverfront Park Stage on Thursday, June 10.

"The Judds performing on the Riverfront Park Stage - that is something worth waking up for," said Steve Moore, CMA Chairman of the Board of the 10 a.m. start. "We are so excited to have Naomi and Wynonna reunite at CMA Music Festival and kick off all the festivities. We know this will be a one-of-a-kind performance as only The Judds can do."

"We are totally psyched to get to kick off CMA Music Fest this year on the Riverfront Park Stage," said Naomi and Wynonna Judd in a statement. "We can't wait to be live with fans and music lovers from across the country. It's such a privilege to partner with CMA to spread the word about our final tour. Plan your life around it.The Judds are coming back."

This will be The Judds' sixth time to perform together at CMA Music Festival. They previously performed together at the event in 1984, 1985, 1990, 2003 and 2009. Wynonna has also performed solo at the Festival seven times in the past (1992, 1995, 1999, 2004-2006, and 2009

In preparation for The Judds' 2010 final tour later this year, they asked fans to submit names for the "Name That Tour" contest. The winning name will be selected by The Judds and awarded credit in the 2010 Commemorative Judds Tour Book, a thank you video from The Judds, and $500 in tour merchandise. The contest ends April 23. More details are available at A HREF=http://www.wynonna.com>Wynonna's web site.

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