The Judds To Co-Host America's Opry Weekend Thanksgiving Weekend Special
America's favorite mother and daughter team, The Judds, are set to kick-off the holiday season and their final tour, The Last Encore, by hosting next month's America's Opry Weekend Thanksgiving Weekend Special. The program will be available to country radio stations across America from Westwood One. 5-time GRAMMY award winning duo, Wynonna and Naomi will play their favorite songs about family and home in honor of Thanksgiving and will also play some of the first holiday selections of the year while sharing their favorite holiday memories. Among the songs The Judds will play along with regular show host Mike Terry is their #1 hit "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ole Days)", plus "Mama's Song" by two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood, "Anything Like Me" by three-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Brad Paisley, "The House That Built Me" by 2010 most nominated CMA artist Miranda Lambert, and "Blessed" by four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride.
Programmers interested in America's Opry Weekend should contact Westwood One. America's Opry Weekend presents top artists' performances from the Opry stage each week. The show is serviced by Westwood One and airs on country radio stations across the country and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The show is serviced by Westwood One and airs on great country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America's Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels. For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com.
About Westwood One
Westwood One is the largest independent provider of network radio programming and the largest provider of traffic information in the U.S. Westwood One serves more than 5,000 radio and TV stations in the U.S. The Company provides over 150 news, sports, music, talk and entertainment programs, features and live events to numerous media partners. Through its Metro Networks division, Westwood provides traffic reporting and local news, sports and weather to over 2,200 radio and TV stations. The Company also provides digital and other cross platform delivery of its network and Metro content.
About The Judds
Kentucky natives, The Judds, are one of the most successful country music duos of all time - amassing fourteen number-one hits and over 60 industry awards including multiple CMA, ACM and GRAMMY awards. After launching their career with Curb/RCA Records in 1984, The Judds sold 20 million albums in just 6 short years. By 1989, The Judds were one of the top-grossing and most popular touring acts in America. But at the height of their career, Naomi Judd announced she would have to retire from the music business due to health complications. To say goodbye to their fans, they launched the 116-city Judds Farewell Tour selling more concert tickets than anyone that year with the exception of The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones. Nearly ten years after her health turned around, the pair reunited on Dec. 31, 1999 for a New Year's gala performance, and a reunion tour in 2000. They came together again at last year's 2009 CMA Music Festival and captivated the massive audience with their homespun, acoustic harmonies that felt as revelatory as they did when they first shot onto the country music scene 26 years ago. Encouraged by that performance and driven by the fans, the duo decided to tour one last time for 2010's The Judds: The Last Encore.