Wynonna Judd Thanks Fans for ‘Love and Support’ After Mom Naomi’s Death at the 2022 CMAs

Wynonna Judd is feeling grateful for the down home music local area.

On Wednesday at the CMA Awards in Nashville, Wynonna introduced the award for vocal couple of the year.

Before presenting the award, nonetheless, she thanked fans for their help through a troublesome period.

“In death there is life, and here I am,” said Wynonna, 58, referring to the unexpected death of her mother and musical partner Naomi in April. “Thank you for your affection and your help.”

She continued, “These past six months have been a chance to lament and an opportunity to be grateful.

I’m lowered and honored tonight to in any case have a seat at the table of down home music. I have the chance of presenting the CMA award for pair, which mother and I won multiple times.”

Winners Brothers Osborne, vocal team of the year for the fifth year straight — then ventured onto the stage and praised Wynonna for her work and strength.

“To be here tonight and to be within the sight of Wynonna, while winning this award, will be one of the biggest features of as long as I can remember,” TJ Osborne said.

John — who told Individuals earlier Wednesday that he and spouse Lucie Silvas are expecting twins — added, “It’s an absolute honor. we’ve learned such a great amount from you and your family.” In September, Wynonna sat down with Individuals for a main story interview and focused on her mother’s death.

“I’ll enlighten you what I know regarding death. In death, there is life. I feel both at the same time simultaneously,” she said at the time. “I feel happiness and distress.  I’m walking in paradox.

I’m literally a walking contradiction. I feel happiness. I feel pain. I feel light. I feel dark.” She also said that while she considered herself to be “quite intense,” she also has a “delicate” side — and she’s leaned on her “really mischievous funny bone,” that she shared with Naomi, during this troublesome time. At the same time, there are layers of distress that remain unpredictable.

“How am I coping? It relies upon the [situation],” she explained at the time. “I’m on the phone talking and without warning I’ll simply begin to sob. Then 10 minutes later, I’m making a dinner and I’m talking to my husband about our date night. Then my granddaughter comes and I cry some more. I cry a ton. That’s alright… It doesn’t mean it’s an indication of weakness.”

Then, Wynonna has recreated The Judds Farewell Concert — the now-legendary TV special that aired in 1991 — for national broadcast on CMT next March.

The 2022 CMAs will be facilitated by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning and will air live Wednesday night from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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