CMT Airing Special Tribute to Naomi Judd

Taping of Naomi Judd's New Sunday Morning Talk Show "Naomi's New Morning" - March 12, 2007
Taping of Naomi Judd's New Sunday Morning Talk Show "Naomi's New Morning" - March 12, 2007

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CMT is honoring country music legend Naomi Judd with a special television tribute.

The 30-minute event, CMT Remembers: Naomi Judd, will air for the first time tonight, Tuesday, May 3, at 10 p.m. EST on CMT.

The show will reportedly feature archival footage and interviews "intertwined with memorable performances and moments from the past several decades of her career" as one half of The Judds. According to the network, the special will recount Judd's "colorful past as a trailblazer for women in country music and the duo's path to becoming one of the most successful in country music history."

The tribute will include appearances by Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, daughter Wynonna Judd and more. Naomi's final interview on the 2022 CMT Music Awards red carpet from earlier this month and coverage of The Judds' emotional induction ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame over the weekend will also be featured.

Naomi died on Saturday, April 30 after a yearslong battle with severe depression. The Kentucky native was 76.

"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," her daughter, actress Ashley Judd, shared on social media Saturday afternoon. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory."

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Four encore presentations of CMT Remembers: Naomi Judd are scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. on CMT and 8 p.m. on CMT Music; Saturday, May 7, at 12 p.m. on CMT and Sunday, May 8, at 11 a.m. on CMT Music.

CMT is also airing The Judds' final performance of "Love Can Build A Bridge" from the 2022 CMT Music Awards every hour during music hours on CMT, CMT Music, and CMT Pluto channels this week.