The year was 1984 and the album, “The Judds: Wynonna & Naomi,” was taking not just the country music world by storm but the entire world.
The mother-daughter duo with the impeccable harmonies would follow that album up with 1984’s “Why Not Me.” Another monster hit album with the title track and the now country classics “Mama He’s Crazy” and “Love is Alive.”
Daughter Wynonna has been a part of that duo, a solo act and now tours with Wynonna & the Big Noise. She’s been a part of more than 34 albums and has sold more than 30-million albums worldwide spanning her 34-year career.
Wynonna and the Big Noise are scheduled in concert at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $52 to $92 at wagnernoel.com
Her familiar face is backed by three decades of country music fame.
As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.”
She has received more than 60 industry awards, with numerous charting singles, including 20 No. 1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”
Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim.
Via her website, wynonna.com, she has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.”
The album has country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit.
NPR’s Ann Powers, when reviewing the album, noted that “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home… You can just feel the grin on her face.”
Watch Wynonna and the Big Noise pay tribute to Tom Petty at tinyurl.com/ycbnzpph
- What: Wynonna and the Big Noise.
- When: 7:30 p.m. June 23 with doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
- Tickets: $52 to $92 at wagnerNoël.com