Third time's the charm
She rocketed to country music superstardom as one half of the powerhouse mother-daughter duo The Judds. She then proved her talents as a successful solo artist. So what was Wynonna Judd to do for a third career act? Answer: Join forces with her drummer/husband and put together a band whose precision and power rises to the levels exhibited by their gifted frontwoman. The result: Wynonna & The Big Noise, a five-piece outfit that Judd and husband Cactus Moser debuted in 2011. It took nearly five years for the band to complete its self-titled debut album—in large part because of Moser’s 2012 motorcycle accident that resulted in his left leg being amputated above the knee—but when the record was released, fans hailed Judd’s latest incarnation.
That Judd, who has 20 chart-topping singles, has reinvented herself yet again is a testament to her adaptability and immense talent. Both qualities will be on full display when her band rocks The Smith Center, where fans are sure to get a taste of her remarkable career in all three acts—and, if history is any indication, a few surprise covers, too.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, starting at $29 plus tax and fee. 702.749.2000