Spotlight On Wynonna and the Big Noise at the
Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ
by Glenda S. Paradee
Wynonna and the Big Noise
performed at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on June 5,
They really made some Big Noise! It was
fantastic. Wynonna sounded and looked
Wynonna started off her show singing the Judds
big hit, "Mama He's Crazy". Then she sang an old song, "I Want
To Know What Love Is". Someone yelled from the audience, "I
want to sing with you". Wynonna had her come up on stage to
sing "Grandpa". The girl was terrible and I'm sure she was
drunk. She tried hanging on Wynonna. When she was booted
off stage, Wynonna said, if someone wants to come up on stage to
sing with me, please respect my songs. Then she sang "Grandpa
(Tell Me Bout The Good Old Days)". After she sang it, she
said, "That's how you do it"!
Wynonna then performed the Judds hit, "Why Not Me" with a new
arrangement that was beautiful. She then sang, "I Know Where
She then said that it is the 3 year anniversary of her husband,
Cactus Moser's motorcycle accident where he lost his leg.
Cactus is now playing drums in her band. She says he is the
love of her life! Wynonna then played bongos while Cactus
played drums. After the song, Wynonna said "I am a woman, but
more than anything I am a child of God!" Then she sang "Can't
Nobody Love You Like I Do".
Wynonna, someone recently asked her, are you still country?
Wynonna said, "My feet are firmly planted in country music and
always will be. She then sang a real country song titled
"Jesus and a Jukebox". It was great. She said, "Now
There was a hustle in the audience and then Wynonna said, lets
sing a song about love, then she sang "Love Is Alive". Then
she ended her show with her big hit "No One Else On Earth". She left
the stage and returned to a standing ovation.
She Then sang the Judds hit, "Give A Little Love".
Wynonna put on a great concert. I look forward to seeing
her again in the future.
More on Wynonna:
Wynonna's career has always revolved around telling stories.
Whether she's using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her
countless hits or sitting down for a bold, sincere television
appearance, Wynonna always gets her point across with unflinching
honesty and wisdom gained over the course of her very public life.
In short, she's not one to shy away from speaking her mind, and
that's what made her ventures in the world of literature and
television so intriguing.
A five-time GRAMMY winner and New York Times bestselling author,
Wynonna saw this year, like many of the years past, start out with a
major bang! She released a brand new single, "Something You
Can't Live Without" – produced by husband/band leader Cactus Moser –
due from her forthcoming 2014 album, an hour long riveting
television documentary "Wynonna & Cactus: The Road Back", and a
national magazine cover feature in UsWeekly, plus competed on ABC's
juggernaut TV show "Dancing with the Stars."
Wynonna can now add shoe designer to her resume as she recently
unveiled her new women's shoe line, Got Soul, which is a new
collection of bedazzled sneakers, wedges and flats that will be
available at Fred Segal LA and boutiques across the country just in
time for the holiday season. Speaking of the holidays, Wynonna
and her band, The Big Noise, will embark on their 12-city "A Simpler
Christmas" tour, giving everyone a chance to sit back, relax and
enjoy the simple blessings of the holiday season.
In the midst of it all, Wynonna has also been recording her
eighth studio album, due out next year via Curb Records. It's
just the latest in a string of hit albums that started with her
quintuple platinum 1992 solo debut, Wynonna. That set spawned four
number one hits and was the bestselling country album ever by a
female artist at that time.
In 1994, Wynonna received the coveted Top Female Vocalist of the
Year trophy at the ACM Awards, and Rolling Stone called her "the
greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." Engaging
the soulful, bluesy side of her voice only hinted at with The Judds,
Wynonna went on to sell more than 10 million albums and reach new
creative heights with six chart toppers of her own.
In early 2012 she expanded into fiction with her stirring novel,
Restless Heart. Drawing on her nearly 30 years experience as a
country music megastar, Wynonna's debut novel tells the story of a
young aspiring country singer and her dizzying rise to stardom that
leads her on a path of self-discovery grappling with love, loss,
success, and surrender. Overcoming obstacles is a recurring theme in
Wynonna's work, and that triumphant outlook shows up on every page
of Restless Heart.
Of course, Wynonna's own journey as one half of legendary duo The
Judds with her mother Naomi Judd provides one of the most
fascinating stories in country music history. Rising to superstardom
in the early '80s on the strength of chart toppers like "Mama's He's
Crazy," "Why Not Me" and "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old
Days)," The Judds were unstoppable for the rest of the decade
picking up multiple GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Awards and selling more than
20 million albums along the way. The duo's initial run came to an
end with a record-breaking farewell tour in 1991 after Naomi was
diagnosed with Hepatitis C. While Wynonna went on to launch her
wildly successful solo career, Naomi fully recovered from her
illness and became a bestselling author, speaker and talk show host.
Due to popular demand, The Judds embarked on two highly successful
tours since Naomi's initial retirement -- 2000's Power to Change
tour and their most recent outing in 2010, The Last Encore. Wynonna
and Naomi's relationship behind the scenes has been complex as well,
and a lot of the friction has played out in the public eye. Never
ones to hold back in their quest for honesty, Wynonna and Naomi
regularly shared their biggest struggles and revelations with the
public. So, when Oprah launched the Oprah Winfrey Network, or
OWN, in 2011, it was only natural she turned to one of music's most
fascinating and iconic duos for some compelling programming.
Premiering to rave reviews and the highest ratings the network had
seen to date, The Judds docu-series granted fans unprecedented
access into their unique and powerful mother/daughter relationship
in addition to their relationship as performers and artistic
collaborators. The good, difficult and loving moments were
captured on film, and viewers came away with a complete portrait of
the personal and artistic relationship between these two fascinating
and dynamic women. Wynonna is always evolving and you can bet her
fans will be watching very closely as she writes the next chapter of
For more information on Wynonna, check out her website: http://www.wynonna.com
Thanks For The Music Wynonna!