The Judds to Help Close Oprah’s Last Season

Naomi and Wynonna Judd help Oprah kick off her final season on Daytime TV.

As Oprah begins her 25th and final season on daytime TV, a few old friends come out to help her celebrate. Wynonna and Naomi are slated for Tuesday’s “Oprah” show, according to The Chicago Tribune, with Wy discussing her loss of a staggering 60 pounds. The edition was taped Sept. 3, according to a tweet from executive producer Sheri Salata, and the Judds talk a bit about what fans can expect with the Last Encore.

The tour doesn’t kick off until Nov. 26, but they gave a 45-minute preview of it to launch the CMA Music Festival in June. The duo’s classic songs sounded basically the same, but they’ve been given different sonic textures. And that’s by design.

“Some families do stay stuck in this ‘I remember you when you were this tall’ [nostalgia],” Wy says. “Well, I’m not this tall anymore. I’m not 18. I have two children, divorce, close to death — I’ve had all these experiences. I’m not the same person I was. So they need to see us where we are today. It’s why I’m doing ‘Oprah.’”

The tour should be one of the most-talked-about events in country music during the holiday season, and it ends in Phoenix — the same city where they staged their millennium reunion concert on the final day of 1999.

In the meantime, Wy put together a campaign of her own with Cracker Barrel. The stores are selling her 12-track album Love Heals. Also available: Wynonna sunglasses, a Wynonna journal and a Wynonna cosmetic bag.

One other Wynonna-related item to look for this fall: the Christmas On Highway 101 DVD. Highway 101 racked up numerous awards during the 1980s, and the band shot the live holiday set in Concord, N.C. It’s slated for release Nov. 9, and Wy makes a special guest appearance.Country Music Photo Gallery

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