Wy records new take on "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem"
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
– Wynonna is out with a new version of "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" on Anti-.
Wynonna said the song "is one of the first Christmas songs I ever remember singing with mom. We recorded it in 1987 for the 'Christmas Time with The Judds' album, and I still sing it to this day! Getting to re-record it with my husband and producer Cactus Moser, 35 years later, was so special to me. It's rootsy and raw, as if we're sitting around the fireplace singing together."
On Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. eastern, Wynonna will host NBC's 'Christmas at the Opry' special, featuring Kelly Clarkson, Chrissy Metz of 'This Is Us,' Mickey Guyton and Trace Adkins. The special will also re-air on Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. eastern.
Wynonna has embarked on the 'Back To Wy' Tour, a set of shows in which she is performing her debut and sophomore solo albums back-to-back. Upcoming shows are:
Nov. 25 - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theatre #
Nov. 30 - Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center #
Dec. 1 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre #
Jan. 10 - Philadelphia, MS @ Ellis Theater
Feb. 1 - Key West, FL @ Key Western Fest
More news for Wynonna
- 08/21/23: Wy sets fall tour
- 08/11/23: All-star CD tribute to The Judds coming
- 12/19/22: McBryde, Carlili, Ballerini, LBT, Tucker join Wynonna tour
- 10/24/22: Wynonna extends The Judds final tour
- 09/08/22: Carlile, McBryde, Ballerini, Yearwood, Hill, LBT join Judd on tour
- 05/16/22: The Judds tour will go on, Wynonna announces at celebration of Naomi Judd
- 05/02/22: Judds join Country Hall one day after Naomi's passing
- 08/25/20: Wynonna gives her "Recollections"
CD reviews for Wynonna
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