The two programs will air this week one year after the passing of Naomi Judd.
One year after the passing of Naomi Judd, her daughter Wynonna Judd will keep the music playing in two specials premiering this week on Paramount+ and CMT.
Wynonna Judd: Between Hell and Hallelujah, a feature-length documentary following the legendary singer as she navigates the next phase of her life and career, will premiere exclusively in the U.S. on Paramount+ Wednesday, April 26, and internationally in Canada, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria on April 19. Beginning with the decision to honor her mother’s legacy by continuing on with “The Judds: The Final Tour,” the film captures candid on-stage and behind-the-scenes moments as part of the sold-out nationwide tour, along with personal anecdotes from Wynonna’s friends and fellow artists Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood. Between Hell and Hallelujah also includes intimate footage of Wynonna spending quiet, reflective time on the farm with her beloved family and animals, as she continues to process her grief.
“It’s real and it’s raw,” Wynonna says. “It’s celebration and sadness. It’s all of the people who I leaned on during one of the toughest seasons of my life. I wanted the opportunity to tell my story in my voice. If doing so helps one person out there choose life, then I am grateful.”
On Saturday, April 29, CMT Presents The Judds: Love is Alive — The Final Concert will premiere at 8 pm ET on CMT. The special two-hour concert event follows Wynonna’s history-making homecoming return to the Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), recreating The Judds’ 1991 farewell tour for a special televised event featuring Wynonna’s tourmates Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Martina McBride and Ashley McBryde, all sharing the same bill for the first time ever.
“The Judds will forever be one of country music’s most iconic and storied duos,” says Sandbox Productions CEO Jason Owen, who produced both the concert special and documentary. “Their original 1991 farewell concert was entertainment at its finest, and being able to recreate that concert with Wynonna and so many talented artists is something I will cherish forever.
“Watching Wynonna fully embrace this tour to honor The Judds’ legacy was beyond inspiring, and I can’t wait for others to witness her strength in Between Hell and Hallelujah.”