Wynonna Judd Documentary Headed For Paramount Plus
Wynonna Judd will be the focus of a documentary on Paramount Plus dubbed Wynonna Judd: Between Hell and Hallelujah. The feature, which premieres April 26, promises to give fans a vulnerable behind-the-scenes look at Judd’s life as she picks up the pieces. Judd’s mother, Naomi, passed away in April of 2022 from suicide, one day before they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
The new doc followed Judd as she continued the legacy of the Judds, playing the duo’s music with the help of country royalty and rising stars, including Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, and Trisha Yearwood.
Judd said in a statement, “It’s real, and it’s raw. It’s celebration and sadness. It’s all of the people who I leaned on during one of the toughest seasons of my life. I wanted the opportunity to tell my story in my voice. If doing so helps one person out there choose life, then I am grateful.”
Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine, MTV Entertainment Studios, and Sandbox Productions are producing the doc. Sara Rea, head of unscripted for Hello Sunshine, said in a statement, “Hello Sunshine is so honored that Wynonna trusted us, and our cameras, to join her on this tour and during this time. We hope that Wynonna’s strength and vulnerability help others experiencing grief. We also hope that her humor, her heart, and her powerful voice inspire viewers as much as they did us. This is a very special story.”
Just days after its premiere on Paramount+, the documentary will be followed by CMT Presents The Judds: Love Is Alive – The Final Concert, which is set to air on April 29 on CMT.
In February, Judd Judd had a scare at a concert when she told a crowd in Dayton, Ohio, that she was not feeling right and was “dizzy.”
In a TikTok video from a fan sitting close to the stage at the show, you can hear Wy say in the middle of “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days),” “Hang on a second. Hang on a second. I am really dizzy. Could somebody come up here, please?” A crew member quickly came to her aid and stood behind her to steady her. Judd then said, “Yeah. I’m really dehydrated; I’m having a hard time, so hang on a second. I’m just really dizzy. This has never happened before, so, of course, it would happen in Ohio.”
Wynonna started to collect herself as fans applauded with encouragement. She joked, “No, no, no. You know what? If I faint, just take a lot of pictures, okay?” Judd then launched into a performance of “Mama He’s Crazy.” While she sang, her crew member brought her a stool to sit on, and she said, “Screw the stool.”
An audience member posted the whole moment on TikTok, writing, “Wynonna is going to pass out! God bless her!!”
See that post here.