Judds Kick Off Last Encore Tour

Wynonna and Naomi Judd hit the road on Friday as the Judds’ Last Encore Tour got underway in Green Bay, mixing some of the duo’s classics with numerous solo songs from Wy. Mother and daughter locked voices on such historic titles as “Love Can Build A Bridge,” “Young Love,” “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)” and “Love Is Alive.” Wynonna ran through “No One Else On Earth” and “She Is His Only Need,” and they added a few holiday performances as well, including “Silent Night” and “Ave Maria.” The Judds took country by storm in the 1980s before a potentially fatal bout with hepatitis C forced Naomi to retire from the road. The disease has since gone into remission, but she’s been content to let Wynonna carry on her solo career while she stays at home in Nashville most of the time. Read More

Lady Antebellum Leads Christmas Rush

OK, so Halloween isn’t quite here yet, but country stars are already working to make sure you have a merry little Christmas. In fact, A Merry Little Christmas is the name of a new holiday project Lady Antebellum has on the docket. The six-song mini-album is due Oct. 12 at Target stores featuring mostly seasonal classics. But it also boasts one new title, “On This Winter’s Night,” written by Tom Douglas, the same guy who authored “I Run To You” and the trio’s new single, “Hello World.” Read More