Wynonna Judd fans’ day took a turn for the better as the singer just dropped a collaboration she made with Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee.
Judd disclosed details of the new single with an Instagram post that’s received almost 10,000 likes. The song is titled “Other Side,” and it comes with a video of the musical duo performing it.
Wynonna Judd Debuts New Music Collaboration with Waxahatchee Band Member Katie Crutchfield
Wynonna intends to pay homage to her late mother, Naomi, by following through on her promise to keep singing.
The country-pop star made this clear when she took to Instagram to share a photo that featured singer-songwriter, Katie Crutchfield.
The picture showed the musical duo wearing big smiles as they stare at something beyond the camera’s lens.
While Crutchfield rocks a blue outfit and is petting a dog, Judd is wearing a red and black fit that complements her hair.
Through the caption, Judd revealed that she had chosen to continue singing despite everything that had happened to her.
With that in mind, she decided to make some music with Crutchfield, who she met in 2021 and connected with immediately.
She excitedly announced that the song “Other Side” was available for fans to listen to and added that she was “thankful for the opportunity to sing with the next generation of greatness.”
Fans applauded Judd for not giving up on her music dreams. She also got praised for keeping her late mother’s spirit alive as “Mama Judd would want this.”
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Until the passing of Naomi on April 30, she and her daughter were members of The Judds, which gained traction in the 1980s.
Together, Wynonna and Naomi received over 60 industry awards, including the Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, in 1985.
Soon after her mom’s passing, Wynonna reassured fans that she wouldn’t cancel the continuation of their highly anticipated tour. The 57-year-old made this public during the “Naomi Judd: ‘A River Of Time’ Celebration” program on May 15.
The “My Strongest Weakness” singer gave the update as she noted that she missed having her mom around.
The Blast shared that Wynonna and Naomi announced the tour a few months before the singer’s death. After her “The Rose” performance with Brandi Carlile, Wynonna said:
“I lived my life publicly since I was 17, so it feels natural to be with my family of choice. Tonight is a celebration. And at the same time, I can’t put into words how devastating.”
Naomi died just a day before she was scheduled for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Judds.
Wynonna’s sister, Ashley, Questions The Value Of Motherhood
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Although the show was the first place the “Rock Bottom” soloist would publicly speak about her mother’s death, it wasn’t the first time her family would get vulnerable to fans.
Earlier this month, The Blast reported that Wynonna’s sister, Ashley paid tribute to their mother through a genuine article on motherhood.
Pointing out that her mother died before she and Wynonna got a chance to celebrate her on Mother’s Day, the 54-year-old wrote:
“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.”
Instead of doing that, she had become “unmoored” with a heart filled with “gratitude for what she left behind.” She also remembered her mother for her nurturing and tender side.
Despite the gratitude, she was upset that her mother was taken away by “the disease of mental illness.”
The “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actress confessed that even though her mother was an “extraordinary parent under duress,” motherhood happened to her without her consent.
The “Double Jeopardy” star recounted how her mother became pregnant at 17 – an event that led her down an all-too-familiar path of gender-based violence and poverty.
She then added that motherhood should always be a choice women can make without judgment.
The political activist closed off her essay by asking fans to honor her mother’s memory by “demanding a world where motherhood is safe, healthy – and chosen.”