Wy tells her story in concert
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
– Wynnona Judd announced Wednesday she is going on tour in 2015 with a show devoted to her songs and stories.
"Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song" launches Jan. 14 in Durham, N.C. with a stop in her Ashland, KY hometown. Wynonna will be joined by her trio including her husband and producer Cactus Moser. Judd will share the stories behind what inspired her to record the songs from her 30-year platinum career.
"The concept for the 'Stories & Song' tour has been a dream of mine for many years and will be unlike any tour I've ever done before," said Judd. "My husband and professional partner, Cactus Moser, and I have put this show together and, along with the band (The Big Noise), we all feel a renewed passion, and we believe that this music is being celebrated in a whole new way. That gives me a great deal of hope and it is my prayer that others who come to our shows will experience that hope as well."
When asked why she feels now is the time for a tour like this, Judd said, "I have shared the stage with some of the greatest singers and musicians in the world, and I have recorded with artists from all genres of music. It has been an amazing journey for me. I'm an ordinary woman that extraordinary things have happened to because I choose to continue to suit up and show up where I am called. I am more passionate now than I have ever been about my life, my gift, my faith, hopes and dreams, and I want so much to share my story and my songs with my fans."
"I have experienced so many personal and professional highs and lows on this journey, and having been on the road for 34 years now, I am so grateful for the wisdom and experience I have gained throughout all that has happened on and off stage. I'm looking forward to sharing my message with others, to celebrate this time in my life with the fans that have supported me all these years, as well as connect with new fans."
Judd has been working with Moser on solo material for her eighth studio album due out in 2015 on Curb Records.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 14 Durham, NC The Carolina Theatre
Jan. 15 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
Jan. 16 Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center
Jan. 17 Louisville, KY Brown Theatre
Jan. 29 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Jan. 30 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium
Jan. 31 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Feb. 6 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 7 Lewiston, ID Clearwater River Casino Event Center
Feb. 12 Campbell, CA Heritage Theatre
Feb. 14 La Mirada, CA La Mirada Theatre (2 shows)
Feb. 16 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center
Feb. 19 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
Feb. 26 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
Feb. 27 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Feb. 28 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino Resort
March 5 Williamsport, PA Community Arts Center
March 6 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
March 7 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
March 8 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
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