Wynonna and Naomi Judd are hitting the road once more for a farewell tour. Better sat down with them to get all the details.
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The Judds Open Up
Host: While she's been crooning country tunes for nearly 30 years. Now, she's back with the new bud, a new album and a new tour knew with her talented momma. We are so thrilled to have Wynonna Judd in here.
Wynonna Judd: A new bud, a new attitude, a new boyfriend.
Host: Yeah and we also have a very special treat. I'll give you one hint and may be a family member of hers but that’s coming up in just a little bit. Right now we want to talk to Wynonna. How are you?
Wynonna Judd: Sassy.
Host: Yeah, sassy. You're looking sassy. Look at you.
Wynonna Judd: Well, you kind of hold it when you're -- girls.
Host: Well, you look gorgeous. You’ve got a new album out and fans everywhere rejoicing including myself. I'm a big fan. There are three new songs on the album.
Wynonna Judd: Yeah, there's always something new.
Host: Yeah, how are you?
Wynonna Judd: With the Judd women. I'm always trying to --
Host: So, what’s new with you then?
Wynonna Judd: Everything. Does anyone watch Oprah? I am back. I have included my mother and just bring your mother to work a year and I am really healthy. I've talked about it several times so it feels like an old story but for those of you, who haven't read the book or seen the movie. I almost died twice this year and I'm glad to be alive and I'm raising teenagers. I'm a working mom. I've got the album out with the Cracker Barrel and they're selling this in the stores like after a year, bellies full, get your heart full.
Host: They do have good food, don’t they?
Wynonna Judd: They do and so I'm a team player. I'm always looking for new ways to journey through this destiny of mine and to team up with people like Cracker Barrel. It's just a win-win.
Wynonna Judd: You know what I'm saying. It’s a corporation, obviously. It’s a smear business. Here the heart this fulfilled because I get to share the music with the fans, proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project which is helping military families who are dealing with the soldiers coming home from war, wounded and in need of support.
Host: You've had a very busy year. You mentioned you have teenagers. You’ve also very famously for people who haven't seen, you shed 60 pounds.
Wynonna Judd: Yeah, it just happened. It's one of those crazy things if you go, “How did you do it?” You know that one day at a time, there's a wonderful story in the Bible that going and getting fruit from the tree can only get fruit for a day. You can't get moron if you do with a rock and that really is a powerful metaphor for living in the moment in a day. Instead I hear the word sixteen I go, “You know what I don't even know that number.”
What I do know is I've started putting myself on the list and started walking. At first, I started out cursing God saying, “Why am I here? Where I'm at?” and the next thing I know I'm enjoying walking, I'm enjoying nature realizing that there's a higher power and I'm not it and that sort of I get healthy
Host: Wow. Well, you look phenomenal. Is it still a challenge today? What’s your biggest --
Wynonna Judd: It is when I have like four lunch breaks and I'm in New York City and I wonder, “Gosh, there’s a vendor on every corner.” It's always going to be a challenge because I attend the -- listen, rock stars you've read the stories before about how were so high, high in the mountain then low down in the valley and it's just this roller coaster. And, how we sued is through doing things to distract us from the loneliness or the pain or being tired who after uses caffeine when you're tired? Hello. Raise your hand.
Host: Me. Hello.
Wynonna Judd: I used food for two reasons when I was hungry and when I wasn't. You know and I rewarded I mean everybody has seen Oprah talked about unconscious eating, unconscious living and now I'm in a program called Recovery for just about everything from money to fame to just learning how to be and not do. You know we’re work oriented. That's what we do. We don't feel like we've done enough at the end of the day still have to we've done ten things. Why not celebrate those things instead of complaining about what we didn't do. And that's what that this tour is about. It’s celebration about being grateful. My mom's alive 15 years ago. She walked off stage and I thought this is it and then over till it's over folks, that I'm living proof of that so I'm celebrating.
Host: And speaking of your mom what -- she may around here. Actually, we're going to bring her on but first I want you to see the magic that is the Judds. Take a look.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Judds. We welcome Naomi and of course Wynonna is still here so we had to put momma in the middle --
Wynonna Judd: It's her prerogative.
Naomi Judd: Yeah, I was expected to change the ink cartridge in your office cleaning up a little bit.
Host: Complete the work?
Naomi Judd: Make them sandwiches. I heard you practice on how to say Wynonna.
Host: You did? You heard the same, why?
Naomi Judd: Yeah.
Host: I thought it was a Winona. Is that a common problem for that?
Wynonna Judd: It wasn’t till the letterman and then I just tell everybody because he said Winona one and now he goes Wynonna because he's got it.
Naomi Judd: It has three syllables.
Host: Wynonna, beautiful mane of course. So, how does it feel to be back working?
Naomi Judd: She is beautiful.
Host: And so are you. You are gorgeous.
Naomi Judd: Thanks.
Host: How does it feel to be back working together? It's been a long time.
Wynonna Judd: Wow. Mom turned upside down.
Naomi Judd: We kind of known each other how life -- I remember -- in an earlier interview. We met and had told me a minute --
Wynonna Judd: At a wrestling match.
Naomi Judd: I said we met at the Ramada in a karaoke bar and downtown where we --
Wynonna Judd: You obviously had read the bio.
Naomi Judd: Okay, the answers, I'm going to be very professional, maybe. It feels fabulous because A. I've missed it terribly, B. we have new music and three, you love me.
Wynonna Judd: You love me so much.
Host: Yeah, listen to number three.
Naomi Judd: You guys have -- well, a, b and three -- work with me. We're so excited and you won't have to come see us on the road because we have classics --
Wynonna Judd: We need people to sing, too.
Naomi Judd: They all sing back to us. They do know that the old song is amazing.
Wynonna Judd: Classics.
Naomi Judd: Classics. They know the classic songs so we'll certainly be doing those.
Host: Of course, we have to hear the classics.
Wynonna Judd: Judds tour 2010.
Host: And this is the final tour, right?
Naomi Judd: New music. Yup.
Host: The final time anyone can see you two perform together.
Wynonna Judd: We’re calling at the final tour encore because we want to live in the now as I talked about earlier one day at a time. I can't even go to 2011. I'm not one of those people who want to plan ahead anymore. I live so in the moment much more than it is so much more so than I did.
And I really want to enjoy this 1820 concert tour because this one right here is I mean you've got your wardrobe already to go and I just want to step into the moment and it been -- the God of now instead of going, “Oh my gosh what am I next spring?” Let's enjoy it now and so I can only handle this moment.
Host: Working your mom, I doubt would be fun.
Wynonna Judd: What a great challenge for the rest of America but for me everyday is Mother's Day.
Naomi Judd: Everyday is taking mom to work day. Our therapist said that we can do this tour because he said.
Host: Right, you got his permission.
Naomi Judd: That we can go out in public and supervise so this tour actually says --
Host: But you guys supervise each other, right?
Wynonna Judd: That’s right.
Naomi Judd: No, just supervise yourselves. That’s the big thing I'm not going to do.
Wynonna Judd: In her own stuff.
Naomi Judd: I'm not reactionary that it starts today of --
Wynonna Judd: I'm not defensive. Go ahead.
Host: Starts the day after Thanksgiving.
Naomi Judd: Yes so --
Host: What is your favorite song you perform together?
Wynonna Judd: I would say Love Can Build a Bridge because she wrote it for the fans and it was the song we sang last when she walked off stage 15 years ago and it’s now resurfaced and the Judd music is still alive. I witnessed 50,000 people singing back to us last year at fan fare. I just feel like it’s an anthem so that's definitely one. And what else, oh, she’s wrapping us up. Well--
Host: What’s your favorite?
Naomi Judd: Oh, I want to say something about St. Jude because we feel so strongly about them. They are our charity so we’re giving them proceeds from stuff from our tour. St. Jude at Memphis Tennessee never turns away a child. I'm a former nurse.
Naomi Judd: I actually worked pediatric on colleges.
Host: So, this is close to your heart?
Naomi Judd: Very, very -- but 70% of everything to support Saint Jude, like I said they never turned away any child, it comes from donation.
Host: Well, thank you ladies.
Naomi Judd: Oh, that’s fast.
Host: I know. It goes but it’s so fast. I wish we have the whole hour but - -
Naomi Judd: Come see us.
Host: We love you, yes and people can actually go to, as you mentioned, the Juddstour2010.com. We are going to link to that at bettertv.com. Bring your mom. Yeah that’s a great idea.
Naomi Judd: The whole family.
Host: Also, you can get all of the tour dates to see the Judds play one last time in a city near you. Thanks again guys.