Judd releases single, dances
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
– Wynonna is releasing new music, dancing and the subject of a documentary.
Wynonna announced Monday that a new single, Something You Can't Live Without, from her upcoming album will be out Monday. The song was produced by her husband/drummer Cactus Moser for Curb Records. This album - her first with all new material in over four years - was recorded in her own home studio. The single was co-written by Moser and hitmaker David Lee Murphy.
"Wynonna and Cactus: The Road Back" will premiere on Great American County (GAC TV) at 10 p.m. eastern. The hour long documentary tells the never-before-shared story of newlyweds Judd and Moser and their journey from a fledgling crush to a devastating motorcycle accident last year that took Moser's leg. Through interviews and home footage, this story documents a journey from the depths of despair to the triumphant stage comeback of Judd's husband and drummer.
Judd also will compete on "Dancing With The Stars." Her first dance with professional partner and last season's champion instructor Tony Dovolani will air Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. eastern.
"I focused on being a wife and a nurse for the last seven months, and now I'm doing something for myself," Judd said. "The main word for me this year is 'risk.' I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something that a lot of people tell me is crazy, but they get it."
Judd joked, "I'm trying to get back to my original weight of 8 lbs and 15 oz."
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