The Judds reunite for a farewell tour

Naomi and Wynonna Judd perform at Philips Arena in Atlanta in 2000. Photo by Leita Cowart for the Herald-Leader.

Naomi and Wynonna Judd perform at Philips Arena in Atlanta in 2000. Photo by Leita Cowart for the Herald-Leader.

Before performing on the “CBS Early Show” Saturday morning, Wynonna Judd announced it is “take your mother to work year,” and that she would be touring with her mom, Naomi Judd.

It will be The Judds first tour since 2000, when the chart-topping mother-daughter duo stopped by Rupp Arena for a performance that included a cameo by sister Ashley.  That concert was taped for a CBS special, later that year.

According to Wynonna Judd’s Nashville-based publicist, the tour will kick off as Christmas shows at the end of this year and then move out to arenas in 2011.

The Judds, whose roots are in Eastern and Central Kentucky, was one of the most successful country music duos in history, churning out a catalog of chart-topping hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy” in the 1980s. The act disbanded in 1991, when Naomi announced she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C.

Naomi and Wynonna have teamed up since 2000 for a few one-night concerts, and Naomi sang on Wynonna’s 2003 single, “Flies on Butter.” But this will be the duo’s first tour in a decade.

Tour dates for The Judds have not been announced yet.

Here’s Wy, making the announcement:


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