Winona Judd and Ashley McBride spent their Friday rehearsing for the upcoming CMT Awards in Austin, Texas.
The two country music stars took to the stage together to rehearse before their performance at country music’s biggest night on April 2.
Wynonna, 58, performed at the CMT Awards in 2022, which will end up being her last ever live performance with her mother, Naomi Judd, who died on April 30, 2022, after taking her own life due to her ongoing battle with mental illness.
For the rehearsal, the No One Else On Earth singer wore a simple black T-shirt under a lightweight cardigan and black jeans.
She wore her auburn hair naturally and let her bangs fall straight across her forehead.
Country music stars: Winona Judd and Ashley McBride spent their Friday rehearsals for the upcoming CMT Awards
Jamal is accessorized with a large crucifix that hangs down her belly and wears a simple wedding band on her left ring finger.
Next to her, Ashley, 39, wore a black one-sleeved bodysuit that revealed an abundance of tattoos on her arm and chest.
The One Night Standards hitmaker tucked the bodysuit into the waistband of her jeans.
She also wore a pair of brown cowboy boots and opted for no accessories for her time on stage.
The beauty styled her dark hair into thick curls that fell around her shoulders and she applied a light layer of makeup to her face.
The pair worked on their performance together, which included using a smoke machine and even holding hands and holding hands together while singing.
Wynonna was originally part of the mother-daughter duo The Judds with her mother, Naomi, who has had a very successful music career.
At the 2022 CMT Awards, Wynonna and Naomi performed their song Love Can Build A Bridge during the ceremony.
Together: The two country music stars took to the stage together to rehearse
Power: Wynonna wore a simple black T-shirt under a lightweight, flowy cardigan and black jeans
Star quality: Ashley wore a one-sleeved black bodysuit that revealed an abundance of tattoos on her arm and chest
Moment: Their performance involved using a smoke machine and even clasping their hands and holding them up together as they sang
The Myth: The beauty is paired with a large crucifix that hangs down her belly and wears a simple wedding band on her left ring finger.
Her moment: She wore her auburn hair naturally and let her bangs fall straight across her forehead
This performance with McBryde will not be her first public performance since her mother’s death.
The Grammy-winning duo had planned their last tour before Naomi’s death, and Wynonna decided to carry on without her late mother.
The mother-of-two said, ‘I have to admit, I’ve had an incredible, wonderful opportunity to heal from all of this, crying and saying things on stage that I’ll never say again.’ Hollywood Reporter.
This is a whole other level of depth, which I wasn’t expecting. I knew it was going to be intense, but this is literally, “Oh my God,” I continued.
“This is me with as open a broken heart as I will ever be, and other people responding to that in a way I wouldn’t have expected.”
Naomi’s battle with mental illness becomes intense after the Goodes stop touring, leaving her unable to get off the couch for two years and seek ECT for help.
Winona said she initially thought the performances would be a memorial to her mother, and was surprised to hear her fans sing along to the songs and pay tribute to her mother through the joy of a concert.
I realized that these people sing every word, and I’m serious. It was very noisy at times. I didn’t sing. And I was standing away from the microphone. I’ll literally take a step back and go, “Whoa.” She said.
Last time: Wynonna performed at the CMT Awards in 2022, which will end up being her last ever live performance with her mom, Naomi Judd
The couple: Naomi Judd passed away on April 30, 2022 after taking her own life due to her ongoing battle with mental illness. Winona and Naomi at the 2022 CMT Awards
The Judds: The mother-daughter duo got together many years ago and started out as The Judds
Grammy Winners: This performance with McBryde will not be the first time she has performed in a public place since her mother’s death; They were seen performing together in 1998
STAYING CLOSE: The Grammy-winning duo had planned their last tour before Naomi’s death, and Wynonna decided to go through with it without her late mother; Seen in 2015
Throwback: “I’m glad I attended —” Because it changed my life. You changed my life forever’; Winona is about 14 years old with Naomi
And then I’d let the fans sing along and sing out loud and sing every single foul word. And it blew my mind. It took me to another level of being.
I felt suspended on stage. really did. I felt like I was lifted off the stage several times in the night. I’d come offstage and say, “I don’t know what just happened, but it happened from another world.”
She described the experience – referring to the mobile phone lights that people waved in place of lighters – as “light therapy”.
“I’m glad I attended – ’cause it changed my life.” She said, “You changed my life forever.”