Wynona Judd joins Carly Pearce during surprise CMA Fest tribute to Naomi Judd
>> Read more trending news“CMA Fest, we lost one of our absolute pillars in country music earlier this year: Miss Naomi Judd. Naomi Judd, matriarch of the Grammy-winning mother-daughter duo The Judds, died April 30 at the age of 76. Wynonna Judd, who rose to stardom as part of The Judds before launching her own successful solo career, took Friday’s opportunity to honor her late mother. Friday night at Nissan Stadium was the most amazing celebration of Judds music. Country music fans really ARE the most loyal!!!!wftv.com
Naomi Judd’s life and music to be celebrated in live memorial service May 15
The Judds, Ray Charles join Country Music Hall of Fame a day after Naomi Judd’s death "...though my heart is broken, I will continue to sing," Wynona Judd told the crowd. “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration” airs LIVE with special appearances, performances, and heartfelt messages at 5c on CMT. pic.twitter.com/A4fv31NZ0I — CMT (@CMT) May 15, 2022The tribute will feature performances by Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Allison Russell, Little Big Town and The Gaithers. Larry Strickland, Naomi Judd’s husband, will also honor his late wife, according to Rolling Stone. The timing of Naomi Judd’s death was shocking, coming one day before The Judds were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 2.wftv.com
Summer preview: Temperatures heat up in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — Temperatures will be climbing in Central Florida this week. We’ll have a preview of summer, with temperatures near 90 degrees all week. To start the workweek, we’ll have a high of 89 degrees in Orlando. READ: Stagecoach: Watch Axl Rose join Carrie Underwood to perform Guns N’ Roses classicsOn Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll have a 40% better chance of scattered afternoon storms. READ: The Judds, Ray Charles join Country Music Hall of Fame one day after Naomi Judd’s deathDaytime highs on Mother’s Day will near 90 degrees.wftv.com
The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame
Obit Naomi Judd FILE - Naomi Judd, left, and Wynonna Judd, of The Judds, perform at the "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country," in Las Vegas, April 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) (Julie Jacobson)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly. Wynonna Judd talked about the family gathering as they said goodbye to her and she and Ashley Judd recited Psalm 23. Fans gathered outside the museum, drawn to a white floral bouquet outside the entrance and a small framed photo of Naomi Judd below. “He sang country music like it should be sung."wftv.com
Ray Charles, The Judds to join Country Music Hall of Fame
Music-Country Music Hall of Fame FILE - Ray Charles, performs during the taping of "Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, uh-huh," a benefit musical gala for Starlight/Starbright Foundation in Pasadena, Calif. on Sept. 20, 1991. Charles will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File) (Kevork Djansezian)NASHVILLE, Ten.. — (AP) — R&B legend Ray Charles and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Bayers is the first drummer to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Drake, who died in 1988, is the first pedal steel guitar player to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.wftv.com
Eddie Murphy to be inducted into NAACP Hall of Fame
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Eddie Murphy accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month. The NAACP announced Thursday, March 11, 2021, that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 ceremony, which will air on CBS. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)LOS ANGELES – Eddie Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month. The NAACP announced Thursday that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 ceremony, which will air on CBS. The NAACP Image Awards honoring entertainers and writers of color will also simulcast on BET, MTV, VH1, MTV2, BET HER and LOGO.
‘Coming 2 America,’ starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, starts streaming Friday on Amazon Prime
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. The latter album includes songs by African artists including Nasty C, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, DJ Arafat and more. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
Charley Pride overcame racial barriers as country music star
And he did it by winning over millions of country music fans. Until the early 1990s, when Cleve Francis came along, Pride was the only Black country singer signed to a major label. “Then it was ‘first Negro country singer;’ then ‘first Black country singer.’ Now I’m the `first African-American country singer.′ That’s about the only thing that’s changed. Throughout his career, he sang positive songs instead of sad ones often associated with country music. Even a country singer,” said country singer Rissi Palmer on Twitter.
Carol Burnett puts variety, and music, back in her show
FILE - Carol Burnett arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Sixty-five episodes of The Carol Burnett Show have been restored and expanded and are streaming for the first time on services including Hulu and Tubi. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Carol Burnett is so glad we had this time together, as she sang in her signature song. And of course in television the “v” of vaudeville became the “v” of variety show," Burnett told The Associated Press this week. One restored episode from the show’s first season ends with Burnett, Lawrence, comic Phyllis Diller and dancer Gwen Verdon wearing psychedelic “Sgt. “It’s just me and Vicki now,” Burnett said with a sigh.
Johnny Nash, singer of ‘I Can See Clearly Now,’ dies at 80
Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter, actor and producer who rose from pop crooner to early reggae star to the creator and performer of the million-selling anthem “I Can See Clearly Now,” died Tuesday, his son said. Nash, who had been in declining health, died of natural causes at home in Houston, the city of his birth, his son, Johnny Nash Jr., told The Associated Press. Nash was in his early 30s when “I Can See Clearly Now” topped the charts in 1972 and he had lived several show business lives. Music is for the ears and not the age,” Nash told Cameron Crowe, then writing for Zoo World Magazine, in 1973. He had loved riding horses since childhood and as an adult lived with his family on a ranch in Houston, where for years he also managed rodeo shows at the Johnny Nash Indoor Arena.
Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77
FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month. Grammy nominations for Hibbert included best reggae album of 2012 for “Reggae Got Soul” and best reggae album of 2007 for “Light Your Light.” Hibbert was ranked No. Married to his wife, Doreen, for nearly 40 years, Hibbert had eight children, including the reggae performers Junior Hibbert and Leba Hibbert. Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert ("Toots" was a childhood nickname) was born in May Pen, Parish of Clarendon.