In celebration of The Judds’ 40th anniversary, some of music’s biggest stars have come together for A Tribute To The Judds, a forthcoming compilation album filled to the brim with reimagined versions of the legendary duo’s discography, to be released on October 27, 2023, on BMG.
Throughout the record, the participating artists – Wynonna Judd, Ashley McBryde, Barnett, Lynne, and West, Blake Shelton, Carl Perkins, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Dolly Parton, Ella Langley, Gabby Barrett, Gwen Stefani, Jamey Johnson, Jelly Roll, Jennifer Nettles, K. Michelle, Lainey Wilson, Leanne Rimes, Megan Moroney, Molly Tuttle, O.N.E. The Duo, Raul Malo, Reba McEntire, Rob Ickes, Shelly Fairchild, Sonya Isaacs, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Trey Hensley, Trisha Yearwood, and Wendy Moten – all inject their signature sound into the revered music of The Judds across A Tribute To The Judds, creating a powerful homage to one of the most beloved and trailblazing duos in the world.
All tracks from the album were engineered by The Judds’ original producer and six-time Grammy award winner, Brent Maher outside of “Cry Myself to Sleep” which was produced by four-time CMA winner Cactus Moser. The tribute album is in honor of The Judds’ 40-year anniversary after being signed to RCA records by Joe Galante, who served as the project’s executive producer and spearheaded the record into fruition. His previous work with The Judds culminated in multiple accolades including: 6 multi-platinum studio albums, 5 Grammy awards, 9 CMA awards, 8 ACM awards and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“To have all of these artists, most of which are my friends, come together and lend their voices and artistry to reimagine these songs, is so special. These songs are so timeless and I am so excited for them to live on for generations to come." said Wynonna Judd.
“To all of you who listen to this music, I wish you could have been with us in the studio when we recorded these songs. There was a joy and passion along with some poignant moments in re-recording these Judd songs that are impossible to describe. I hope you enjoy this record as much as we enjoyed making it,” said Brent Maher.
“Renee Bell and I were thrilled to be part of A Tribute to the Judds as Executive Producers. After my signing of The Judds in 1983 and Wynonna going to MCA when Renee was director of A&R it was special reunion for all of us. Add Brent Maher who produced all the timeless Judds music we are honoring, and it was the perfect combination. We couldn’t be more excited about the incredible artists that have brought their own styles to these great songs,” said Joe Galante.
Ahead of the album’s release date, music fans can get a glimpse into the project with multi-award-winning artists, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s authentically romantic rendition of one of the band’s most beloved tracks “Love Is Alive” to be released on August 18, 2023.
A Tribute To The Judds will also be partnering with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), in honor of Naomi Judd. For more information on NAMI, please visit: https://nami.org/home.