Naomi Judd’s Public Memorial Service Will Air Live on CMT


A public memorial service for Naomi Judd has been set for Sunday evening at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

“Naomi Judd: A River Of Time Celebration” will be held commercial-free at the Ryman Auditorium, the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, at 6 p.m. EDT, Variety reported


The singer died April 30 at the age of 76, her daughters, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd, announced in a statement to The Associated Press. The statement noted that Naomi Judd succumbed “to the disease of mental illness.”

“We are sincerely privileged to work alongside Wynonna, Ashley and Larry to present this live celebration of life for their mother and wife Naomi,” CMT said in a statement Wednesday. “While we all continue to deeply mourn the loss of such a legendary artist, we are honored to commemorate her legacy alongside the country community, her friends, family and legions of fans across the world at the perfect venue: The Mother Church of Country Music. This special will celebrate her timeless voice, unforgettable spirit and the immense impact she left on our genre through the best form of healing we have -- music.”


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