Special Naomi Judd memorial for Little Big Town and Brandi Carlisle performances


The special Naomi Judd memorial will be shown on CMT featuring performances by Little Big Town and Brandi Carlyle as well as a video message from Oprah.

  • The memorial to country legend Naomi Judd will be shown on CMT this weekend
  • The Goods singer, who was 76 when she passed away, will look back at her life again
  • The title of the tribute is Naomi Judd: Celebrating the River of Time
  • It will take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday

The memorial to country legend Naomi Judd will be shown on CMT this weekend.

The Goods singer, who was 76 when she passed away, will put her life front and center during the tribute titled Naomi Judd: A Celebration of the River of Time.

It will take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Gone but not forgotten: The monument to country legend Naomi Judd will be shown on CMT this weekend (pictured in April 2022)

Gone but not forgotten: The monument to country legend Naomi Judd will be shown on CMT this weekend (pictured in April 2022)

A number of special guests are set to participate in one way or another in honor of the late Jude.

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts will host the memorial which will feature performances by Little Big Town, Brandi Carlile, Ashley McBryde, Emmylou Harris, Allison Russell and The Gaithers.

Bono, Oprah Winfrey, Morgan Freeman, and Salma Hayek are said to be sending video messages of the special event.

It's all about her: The Goods singer, who was 76 when she died, will have her life front and center during the tribute titled Naomi Judd: A Celebration of the River of Time (from left to right: Naomi Judd, Ashley Judd and Winona Judd pictured 2005)

It’s all about her: The Goods singer, who was 76 when she died, will have her life front and center during the tribute titled Naomi Judd: A Celebration of the River of Time (from left to right: Naomi Judd, Ashley Judd and Winona Judd pictured 2005)

Engagement: A number of stars, including Oprah (pictured 2019), will participate in the memorial in some capacity on Sunday.

Engagement: A number of stars, including Oprah (pictured 2019), will participate in the memorial in some capacity on Sunday.

Martina McBride, Naomi’s daughters Ashley and Winona, and Naomi’s husband Larry Strickland will also appear at the event.

Naomi died of gunshot wounds on Saturday, April 30, according to her daughter Ashley.

Ashley said day good morning america that her mother died of “mental illness”. The Mama He’s Crazy singer has spoken openly about her mental health issues for years.

The Double Jeopardy actress said she was the one who discovered her mother after her suicide.

“I was heartbroken and shocked to find out,” said the 54-year-old.

Shock: Naomi died of her gunshot wounds on Saturday, April 30, according to her daughter Ashley whose body was found (from left to right: Ashley Judd, Winona Judd, Naomi Judd)

Shock: Naomi died of her gunshot wounds on Saturday, April 30, according to her daughter Ashley whose body was found (from left to right: Ashley Judd, Winona Judd, Naomi Judd)

Big honour: Naomi committed suicide just the day before she and daughter Winona, 57, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (pictured in 2016)

Big honour: Naomi committed suicide just the day before she and daughter Winona, 57, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (pictured in 2016)

Naomi committed suicide just one day before she and her daughter Winona, 57, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as members of the music duo The Judds.

“That was the level of disaster for what was going on inside of her,” Ashley said. “Because the barrier between the look they held her in could not penetrate her heart and the lie the disease told her was so convincing.”

Despite the tragedy, Ashley and Winona still attended the ceremony and gave an honest speech dedicated to their mother.

“My mom loved you so much and I appreciate your love for her,” Winona said during the speech. I’m sorry she couldn’t hold out until today. Your appreciation and respect for her really penetrated her heart. And it was your love for her that kept her going in these last years.

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