Judd, the Grammy Award-winning matriarch of hitmaking mother-daughter duo The Judds, died April 30 at age 76, a day before she and her daughter Wynonna Judd entered the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“We are sincerely privileged to work alongside Wynonna and Ashley to present this live celebration of life for their mother Naomi,” said a statement from CMT producers on 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,” the statement continued.
The special “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration” 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.”
‘We are shattered’:Naomi Judd, Grammy-winning matriarch of The Judds duo, dies at 76
The live, public tribute will air Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on CMT. Those unable to attend in-person can tune into the show via the cable network for a commercial-free broadcast.
Additional details on the public memorial service, including performers and special appearances, will be announced in the coming days, producers said in the statement.
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On April 30, Judd’s daughters Wynonna and Ashley announced her death on social media, writing: “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. 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.”
For Mother’s Day, Naomi penned an essay for USA TODAY, honoring her legacy and writing about the first holiday “without my mama.”
“It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I was supposed to visit her on Sunday, to give her a box of old-fashioned candy, our family tradition,” the actress wrote. “We were supposed to have sweet delight in each others’ easy presence. Instead, I am unmoored. But my heart is not empty. It is replete with gratitude for what she left behind. Her nurture and tenderness, her music and memory.”