New performers and special guests added to “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION,” airing LIVE from Ryman Auditorium commercial-free on Sunday, May 15th at 6p/5c on CMT

05/15/22

Bette Midler, Brad Paisley, Carly Pearce, Jamey Johnson, Reba McEntire & Reese Witherspoon join previously announced lineup of friends and fans paying tribute to the country legend 


WHAT: CMT and Sandbox Live, in partnership with The Judd family, together present “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION” a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of country music icon Naomi Judd, premiering LIVE from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium commercial-free on Sunday, May 15th at 6p/5c with an encore presentation at 10p/9c, exclusively on CMT. 


WHO: The final talent line-up participating includes:

  • HOST: 
    • Robin Roberts 
  • PERFORMERS
    • Ashley McBryde  
    • Brad Paisley *NEW
    • Brandi Carlile
    • Carly Pearce *NEW
    • Emmylou Harris & Allison Russell 
    • Gaither Vocal Band 
    • Jamey Johnson *NEW
    • Little Big Town
  • SPEAKERS:
    • Ashley Judd 
    • Wynonna Judd
    • Larry Strickland *NEW
    • Martina McBride
  • SPECIAL MESSAGES:
    • Bette Midler *NEW
    • Bono
    • Morgan Freeman
    • Oprah Winfrey
    • Reba McEntire *NEW
    • Reese Witherspoon *NEW
    • Salma Hayek
  • CMT HOSTS:
    • Carly Pearce
    • Cody Alan

WHEN + WHERE: 

  • LIVE from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium tomorrow, Sunday, May 15th at 6p/5c on CMT; Encores at 10p/9c.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • ATTENDANCE/TICKETING: 
    • For GENERAL PUBLIC, a limited number of tickets are available. More info here.
    • For any MEDIA interested in attending, please reach out directly to Ali/Marcel. 
  • PRODUCER CREDITS
    • “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION” is a co-production from CMT and Sandbox Live; Margaret Comeaux (CMT), Leslie Fram (CMT), Jason Owen (Sandbox) and Patrizia DiMaria (Ladypants Productions) are Executive Producers.
  • PRESS ASSETS:
  • CMT Comms will provide handout photo/video footage following the ceremony, including show clips, b-roll and more. All assets will live on the above Press Site. Please note the tab outlining Terms & Conditions of use. 

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PRESS CONTACTS:

Ali Marszalkowski, ali.marszalkowski@viacomcbs.com

Marcel Pariseau, marcel@truepublicrelations.com 

Scott Adkins (For Legacy of Naomi Judd), scott@adkinspublicity.com 



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