Jessie James Decker headlined the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Thursday (Apr. 28). The show kicked off the second weekend of Decker’s The Woman I’ve Become Tour.
The star-studded evening featured several special guests, including The Judds’ Wynonna Judd, as well as her longtime friends Jana Kramer and Alyssa Bonagura, all of whom joined Decker for one-of-a-kind duets.
Wynonna Judd and Decker sang The Judds’ 1992 song, “No One Else On Earth.” Judd opted for an all-black sparkly outfit, while Decker sported a black long sleeve shirt, shorts, and black heeled boots.
Following the show, Decker took to Instagram to share that one of the first songs she “ever learned to sing” was The Judd’s “No One Else On Earth” and that singing the song beside Judd was “a dream come true.” Decker also thanked Judd for being “a class act” within the heartfelt social media post.
Meanwhile, Decker and Kramer sang Kramer’s 2015 hit, “I Got The Boy.” Kramer, who is a longtime friend of Decker’s previously shared that she would love to collaborate with Decker in the future.
“I love [her song, “Should Have Known Better”] and what she is doing,” Kramer shared in a 2021 interview with Country Now. “I support her.” Kramer then proceeded to say that she’s “doing [her] own thing” now that she’s an independent artist and not currently on a record label.
“We’re friends” Kramer said of Decker. “I would collab with her in a heartbeat, and she’s awesome,” she continued.
Kramer took to social media after their performance together to praise Decker’s show-stopping performance on The Woman I’ve Become Tour.
“This girl @jessiejamesdecker is unlike any other,” Kramer wrote on Instagram. ”What a queen to let me share the stage at the RYMAN with her last night. Her show is amazing and everyone needs to go see it. Jessie you are the ultimate hype girl/wingman and I love you for always setting me straight and speaking truth into me when I can’t see it, in life and love. You’re the real deal. Love you friend.”
Also joining Decker for the star-studded evening was Alyssa Bonagura for their fan-favorite collaboration, “Didn’t You Cry.”
Following the show, Bonagura posted a series of photos and videos from her Ryman performance with Decker to her Instagram feed, with Decker commenting, “Love you so much.”
“Love you more,” Bonagura responded, adding a red heart emoji.
Also in attendance was Decker’s mom, Karen Parker, who also joined the singer onstage during the show to introduce a video of Decker singing along to Judd’s “No One Else On Earth” as a child.
Parker shared that when Decker said she wanted to sing as a child, it wasn’t because she wanted to be famous or rich, but rather that singing “felt good” to her.
Decker’s husband, former football player, Eric Decker and their three children were in attendance for the sold-out show as well. At one point, Decker even joined his wife onstage while she serenaded him with her song, “I Do.” The music video for the song features clips from the couple’s wedding.
Following the conclusion of her show at the Ryman, Decker wrote on Instagram that it was “hands down one of the greatest nights of [her] career.” Decker then thanked everyone who made the night “so special.”
Prior to playing the show, Decker reflected on the opportunity to headline the famed Ryman Auditorium, sharing how she thought of her nine-year-old self and her childhood dreams.
“This little girl is headlining the Ryman tonight,” Decker said. “ I gotta stop sometimes and think about little 9-year-old Jess who laid in bed dreaming, stared out the window wishing on falling stars, praying so hard to God my eyes would squint. Couldn’t focus in school because u was too distracted in my journal writing songs. I dreamt of doing exactly what I’m about to do tonight. I need to make sure this little girl knows it and takes a moment and a deep breath because dreams do come true. We did it little girl…and Mama we did it @mamakarenparker ,” she added.
Decker’s The Woman I’ve Become Tour continues through June, with stops in many major cities, including Los Angeles and New York.
The country hitmaker’s latest single “Should Have Known Better” is at country radio now.
The Woman I Am Tour Dates
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Thursday, May 5, 2022 // Jacksonville, FL // Florida Theater
Friday, May 6, 2022 // Clearwater, FL // Ruth Eckerd Hall
Saturday, May 7, 2022 // Atlanta, GA // Tabernacle
Thursday, May 12, 2022 // Glenside, PA // Keswick Theatre
Friday, May 13, 2022 // New York, NY // The Rooftop at Pier 17
Saturday, May 14, 2022 // Boston, MA // House of Blues
Sunday, May 15, 2022 // Washington, DC // Warner Theatre
Thursday, May 19, 2022 // Baton Rouge, LA // The Texas Club Baton Rouge
Friday, May 20, 2022 // Houston, TX // House of Blues
Saturday, May 21, 2022 // Dallas, TX // AT&T Performing Arts Center
Sunday, May 22, 2022 // Kansas City, MO // Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Thursday, May 26, 2022 // Tempe, AZ // Marquee Theatre
Friday, May 27, 2022 // Las Vegas, NV // Brooklyn Bowl
Saturday, May 28, 2022 // Los Angeles, CA // The Novo
Sunday, May 29, 2022 // San Diego, CA // Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Thursday, June 2, 2022 // Reno, NV // Silver Legacy Casino
Friday, June 3, 2022 // Sandy, UT // Sandy Amphitheater
Saturday, June 4, 2022 // Denver, CO // Mission Ballroom