For Naomi Judd's family, tour is a chance to grieve, reflect

Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd
Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-30 16:11:33-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fans will have a chance to say goodbye to Naomi Judd, the late matriarch of the Grammy-winning country duo The Judds, on a tour starting Friday.

The Judd family continues to grieve her sudden death on April 30 only weeks after the tour was announced. Wynonna Judd, who will helm the 11-city tour starting Friday, called it "devastatingly beautiful" to relive her memories of her mom during the tour.

Daughter Ashley Judd recalled her mother's compassion and desire to learn, as well as her efforts to reduce the stigma of mental health.

The family hopes that fans will be uplifted by her legacy of music and advocacy.