Ashley Judd and sister Wynonna reunite backstage at Loretta Lynn CMT tribute in Nashville


Ashley Judd and sister Wynonna Judd gave each other a tight hug as they reunited at the CMT Loretta Lynn tribute at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday.

Ashley, 54, looked boho chic in a floral gown, as she held her head against Wynonna’s, 58, who donned a flowing long black dress.

Wynonna was also seen performing at the event, which took place six months after the sisters lost their mother Naomi Judd, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 2022 at the age of 76. 

Reunited: Ashley Judd, 54, and sister Wynonna Judd, 58, gave each other a tight hug as they reunited at the CMT Loretta Lynn tribute at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday

Ashley appeared to go fresh-faced to the event, while Wynonna opted for a more glammed-up look, wearing dramatic lashes and pink blush. 

The country music singer wore her vivid auburn tresses cascading down her shoulders in tight curls. 

Wynonna was also seen posing with singer Martina McBride, 56, who looked lovely in a black gown with sparkly details. 

Performing: Wynonna was also seen performing at the event, which took place six months after the sisters lost their mother Naomi Judd, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 2022 at the age of 76

Performing: Wynonna was also seen performing at the event, which took place six months after the sisters lost their mother Naomi Judd, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 2022 at the age of 76

Country ladies: The country superstar was also seen posing with singer Martina McBride, 56, who looked lovely in a black gown with sparkly details

Country ladies: The country superstar was also seen posing with singer Martina McBride, 56, who looked lovely in a black gown with sparkly details

Singer Alan Jackson, 64, also made the event, despite the fact that he recently postponed the final two stops on his Last Call Tour until 2023, while dealing with health issues related to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

The country crooner looked cool as ever in a black button-up, blue jeans, and a grey cowboy hat as he held onto a guitar.

Meanwhile Brandi Carlile, 41, looked suave as ever in an iridescent copper suit, with a wide collar cream shirt underneath.

Songwriter and fiddle player Amanda Shires, 40, put on a busty show in a form-fitting black satin gown with a saucy thigh-slit up the leg.

Made it: Alan Jackson, 64, also made the event, despite the fact that he recently postponed the final two stops on his Last Call Tour until 2023, while dealing with health issues related to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Made it: Alan Jackson, 64, also made the event, despite the fact that he recently postponed the final two stops on his Last Call Tour until 2023, while dealing with health issues related to Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Suave: Meanwhile Brandi Carlile, 41, looked suave as ever in an iridescent copper suit, with a wide collar cream shirt underneath

Suave: Meanwhile Brandi Carlile, 41, looked suave as ever in an iridescent copper suit, with a wide collar cream shirt underneath

Saucy: Songwriter and fiddle player Amanda Shires, 40, put on a busty show in a form-fitting black satin gown with a saucy thigh-slit up the leg

Saucy: Songwriter and fiddle player Amanda Shires, 40, put on a busty show in a form-fitting black satin gown with a saucy thigh-slit up the leg

Lovely: Natalie Hemby, 45, looked bright and cheerful in a long-sleeve red floral gown with billow sleeves

Lovely: Natalie Hemby, 45, looked bright and cheerful in a long-sleeve red floral gown with billow sleeves

The beauty was glam as ever for the special night, highlighting her pout with bright red lipstick.

Natalie Hemby, 45, looked bright and cheerful in a long-sleeve red floral gown with billow sleeves.

The star wore her brunette tresses in gentle curls cascading down her shoulders. 

Champagne: Brittney Spencer, 34, thrilled in a champagne pleated gown with floral details at the waist

Champagne: Brittney Spencer, 34, thrilled in a champagne pleated gown with floral details at the waist 

The ladies: The stunning ladies looked glamorous as they posed together at the event

The ladies: The stunning ladies looked glamorous as they posed together at the event 

The King! King of Country George Strait, 70, looked dapper in a blue blazer, jeans and a black cowboy hat as he posed with the SVP of music strategy for CMT's Leslie Fram

The King! King of Country George Strait, 70, looked dapper in a blue blazer, jeans and a black cowboy hat as he posed with the SVP of music strategy for CMT’s Leslie Fram

Little Big Town: Karen Fairchild, 53, Jimi Westbrook, 51, and Kimberly Schlapman, 53, of Little Big Town made a stylish trio at the event

Little Big Town: Karen Fairchild, 53, Jimi Westbrook, 51, and Kimberly Schlapman, 53, of Little Big Town made a stylish trio at the event 

Brittney Spencer, 34, thrilled in a champagne pleated gown with floral details at the waist.

King of Country George Strait, 70, looked dapper in a blue blazer, jeans and a black cowboy hat as he posed with the SVP of music strategy for CMT’s Leslie Fram. 

Karen Fairchild, 53, Jimi Westbrook, 51, and Kimberly Schlapman, 53, of Little Big Town made a stylish trio at the event. 

Schlapman looked fabulous in a burgundy gown with lace, while Fairchild rocked a fitted black suit. 

The gals: Schlapman looked fabulous in a burgundy gown with lace, while Fairchild rocked a fitted black suit

The gals: Schlapman looked fabulous in a burgundy gown with lace, while Fairchild rocked a fitted black suit

Happy to be here: American broadcast journalist Hoda Kotb, 58, and daughter of former president George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, 40, smiled up a storm while posing together

Happy to be here: American broadcast journalist Hoda Kotb, 58, and daughter of former president George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, 40, smiled up a storm while posing together 

Loretta's family: Loretta Lynn's family were also seen at the event as they took a family photo backstage

Loretta’s family: Loretta Lynn’s family were also seen at the event as they took a family photo backstage 

Memorial: A memorial for Loretta at the event featured some of her breathtaking gowns

Memorial: A memorial for Loretta at the event featured some of her breathtaking gowns 

Loretta Lynn’s family were also seen at the event as they took a family photo backstage.  

American broadcast journalist Hoda Kotb, 58, and daughter of former president George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, 40, smiled up a storm while posing together.

Backstage at the event memorial for Loretta at the event featured some of her breathtaking gowns. 

Spectacular performance: Inside the event Wynonna was seen performing with Larry Strickland (R) Wes Hampton, Reggie Smith, and Adam Crabb of Gaither Vocal Band

Spectacular performance: Inside the event Wynonna was seen performing with Larry Strickland (R) Wes Hampton, Reggie Smith, and Adam Crabb of Gaither Vocal Band

Giving it their all: The singers amazed the crowd with their passionate performance

Giving it their all: The singers amazed the crowd with their passionate performance 

Strumming away: Keith Urban, 55, was seen playing a banjo for the crowd

Strumming away: Keith Urban, 55, was seen playing a banjo for the crowd

Rockers too: Jack White, 47 of the White Stripes and Jack Lawrence also performed

Rockers too: Jack White, 47 of the White Stripes and Jack Lawrence also performed 

Enchanting: Sheryl Crow, 60, also made an appearance and looked lovely in a black and white dress

Enchanting: Sheryl Crow, 60, also made an appearance and looked lovely in a black and white dress

Inside the event Wynonna was seen performing with Larry Strickland (R) Wes Hampton, Reggie Smith, and Adam Crabb of Gaither Vocal Band.

Keith Urban, 55, was seen playing a banjo for the crowd.

Jack White, 47 of the White Stripes and Jack Lawrence also performed. White looked trendy as ever in an olive suit and hat. 

Sheryl Crow, 60, also made an appearance and looked lovely in a black and white dress. 

Getting into it: Carlile appeared to give a spirited performance

Getting into it: Carlile appeared to give a spirited performance 

In-synch: Lukas Nelson and Emmy Rose Russell looked in-synch as they performed

In-synch: Lukas Nelson and Emmy Rose Russell looked in-synch as they performed 

Cool guy: Hootie & the Blowfish lead vocalist Darius Rucker, 56, was casual cool in a T-shirt and jeans

Cool guy: Hootie & the Blowfish lead vocalist Darius Rucker, 56, was casual cool in a T-shirt and jeans 

All together now! Shires, Spencer, Carlile and Hemby were seen performing together

All together now! Shires, Spencer, Carlile and Hemby were seen performing together

Lukas Nelson and Emmy Rose Russell looked in-synch as they performed. 

Hootie & the Blowfish lead vocalist Darius Rucker, 56, was casual cool in a T-shirt and jeans. 

Presley Tanita Tucker, 33, Tanya Tucker and Layla Tucker performed together in stylish Western-inspired outfits.  

Magical trio: Presley Tanita Tucker, 33, Tanya Tucker and Layla Tucker performed together

Magical trio: Presley Tanita Tucker, 33, Tanya Tucker and Layla Tucker performed together 

Inspiration: The ladies rocked stylish Western-inspired outfits

Inspiration: The ladies rocked stylish Western-inspired outfits

Queen of country: McBride spoke onstage during the event

Queen of country: McBride spoke onstage during the event

Sleek: Jenna looked chic in a black suit as she spoke during the event

Sleek: Jenna looked chic in a black suit as she spoke during the event 

The event – titled Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Loretta Lynn – was an homage to the Kentucky born star, whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music.

Lynn died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on October 4, at the age of 90. 

Lynn already had four children before launching her career in the early 1960s, and her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background.

Her biggest hits came in the 1960s and ’70s, including Coal Mine’s Daughter, You Ain’t Woman Enough, The Pill, Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), Rated X and You’re Looking at Country. 

Country music sensation: The event celebrated the life of the Kentucky coal miner's daughter, who died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on October 4, at the age of 90; Loretta pictured in 1970

Country music sensation: The event celebrated the life of the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter, who died at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on October 4, at the age of 90; Loretta pictured in 1970



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