Wynonna signs with ANTI-
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
– Wynonna has signed with ANTI- Records, she announced today.
"Now more than ever, I am on a mission to rediscover the reason I got into this business," Wynonna said, "and Anti- is giving me the musical freedom to do that."
As an example, Wynonna recorded an a capella version of the classic Nina Simone song "Feeling Good" in her living room, straight into her iPhone.
Wynonna, who started off as one-half of The Judds with her mother Naomi, will be on tour throughout the U.S. this year with her band The Big Noise. Tour dates are:
Feb. 15 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino
Feb. 21 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe - The Big Barn
Feb. 22 - Lawton, OK - Apache Casino Hotel
Feb. 23 - Waco, TX - Hippodrome Theatre
March8 - Peshawbestown, MI - Leelanau Sands Casino
March9 - Kohler, WI - Kohler Memorial Theatre
March15 - Toppenish, WA - Legends Casino Event Center
March16 - Salem, OR - The Elsinore Theatre
March18 - Bend, OR - Tower Theatre
March20 - Helena, MT - Helena Civic Center
March22 - Suquamish, WA - Suquamish Clearwater Casino
March23 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre
March24 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre
March26 - Aspen, CO - Wheeler Opera House
April 6 - Clinton, IA - Wild Rose Casino & Resort
April 7 - St. Louis, MO - River City Casino & Hotel
April 25 - Wilkesboro, NC - Merlefest 2019
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True, there is just one truly horrible moment, the rendition of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. »»»
A Classic Christmas
Wynonna's first Christmas album as a solo singer is a truly great album with great music from start to finish. She does a fine job with the upbeat songs. She approaches "Winter Wonderland" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" with a jazzy vocal that complements the light-hearted lyrics.
But she really shines on the ballads. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is one highlight. The production is unobtrusive, and Wynonna's deep, rich voice is perfectly »»»
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Wynonna has a readymade prescription for the planet's ills with her latest, but hers is not that old Bacharach/David pain killer of a pop song, but a new track by Lamar/James. This timely composition may have a completely different melody and also a little overt banjo running through it, but its lyrical wish for, "Love and only love," and "A little help from above," preaches pretty much the same sentiment as old, albeit in a different package.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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