A new song from A Tribute To The Judds album is out now, and it features Wynonna Judd, along with Trisha Yearwood. The two powerhouse singers combined their talents on “Cry Myself To Sleep,” which is available now, ahead of the record’s October 27 release date.
“I was absolutely delighted when Trisha showed up at the studio on the farm to record ‘Cry Myself To Sleep’ with me,” Judd says. “We have known each other for years, but have never worked together. In today’s world of technology, artists often don’t get to be in the same room as the other person to record a song. It was so refreshing! I am thrilled with the song, and I cannot wait to sing it live with her.”
“Getting to be a part of celebrating Judds’ music is such an honor,” adds Yearwood. “I’m a true fan, and singing with Wynonna has been a dream come true! I’m proud to be a part of honoring the music that Naomi and Wynonna created.”
“Cry Myself To Sleep” was released by The Judds in 1986 as the fourth single off the best-selling album Rockin’ With The Rhythm.
Other artists featured on A Tribute To The Judds include Jelly Roll, Dolly Parton, Lainey Wilson, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Ashley McBryde, Gabby Barrett, Jamey Johnson, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and more. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani already released “Love Is Alive” from the project.
The release comes one day after Judd was honored with the Country Champion Award at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards, where she also performed. During her acceptance speech, the 59-year-old spoke about the loss of her mother, Naomi Judd, to suicide, and showing up one day after she passed away to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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“I went to her house, and she died there, but we followed the ambulance anyway, to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead,” Judd recalled. “I walked into the room, and I held her in my arms, I kissed her on the forehead, shut her eyes and said, ‘I love you, Mom.’ I walked out of that room, went home and showed up the next morning at the Country Music Hall of Fame, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. “You know why? Because that’s how much we love music.
“Regardless of what has happened to me and who, I show up, and I show out,” she remarked. “I looked up the word ‘champion’ today, and it says, ‘to do battle for other’s honor,’ and that is exactly what I’m going to do tomorrow, when I get on a commercial flight and fly to Denver to do one more show, because I can’t get enough of you.”
All of Judd’s music and tour dates can be found at Wynonna.com.