‘Real And Raw’ Wynonna Judd Documentary To Showcase The Next Phase Of The Country Music Icon’s Life And Career
“I wanted the opportunity to tell my story in my voice,” she explained.
Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy Paramount +
Wynonna Judd is giving fans an inside look into her life and career with WYNONNA JUDD: BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH, coming soon to Paramount+.
The feature-length documentary will follow the country music icon as she navigates the next phase of her life and career following the 2022 death of her mother, Naomi Judd.
“It’s real and it’s raw, it’s celebration and sadness,” Wynonna shared in a statement. ”It is all of the people who I leaned on during one of the toughest seasons of my life. I wanted the opportunity to tell my story in my voice. If doing so helps one person out there choose life, then I am grateful.”
Documentary Coming Soon
WYNONNA JUDD: BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH will showcase Wynonna’s decision to honor her mother’s legacy on The Judds: The Final Tour as well as on-stage moments and behind-the-scenes moments from the nationwide tour.
The film also includes moving and intimate footage of Wynonna spending quiet, reflective time on the farm with her beloved family and animals, as she continues to process her grief.
Special Guest Appearances
Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood will also make appearances in the documentary, sharing personal memories they shared with Wynonna.
The documentary will exclusively premiere via Paramount+ on April 26 and will later air internationally in Canada, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria on Wednesday, July 19.
WYNONNA JUDD: BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Hello Sunshine, in partnership with Sandbox Production. Reese Witherspoon and Sara Rea (Hello Sunshine), Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser, Jason Owen (Sandbox Productions) and Bruce Gillmer, Margaret Comeaux and Leslie Fram (MTV Entertainment Studio) are executive producers along with Patty Ivins Specht who also serves as director.
The Judds Concert Special To Follow
Following the premiere of WYNONNA JUDD: BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH, CMT will air THE JUDDS: LOVE IS ALIVE – THE FINAL CONCERT on Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT. The concert special will air just one day prior to the one-year anniversary of Naomi Judd’s death.
The two-hour concert special follows Wynonna’s history-making homecoming return to the Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), recreating The Judds’ 1991 farewell tour for a special televised event featuring Wynonna’s tourmates Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Martina McBride, all sharing the same bill for the first time ever.
“The Judds will forever be one of country music’s most iconic and storied duos. Their original 1991 farewell concert was entertainment at its finest and being able to recreate that concert with Wynonna and so many talented artists is something I will cherish forever,” said Sandbox Productions CEO Jason Owen, who produced both the concert special and documentary.
Owen continued, “Watching Wynonna fully embrace this tour to honor The Judds’ legacy was beyond inspiring, and I can’t wait for others to witness her strength in BETWEEN HELL AND HALLELUJAH.”
“Hello Sunshine is so honored that Wynonna trusted us, and our cameras, to join her on this tour and during this time. We hope that Wynonna’s strength and vulnerability help others experiencing grief. We also hope that her humor, her heart and her powerful voice inspire viewers as much as they did us. This is a very special story,” said Sara Rea, head of unscripted for Hello Sunshine.
For CMT PRESENTS THE JUDDS: LOVE IS ALIVE – THE FINAL CONCERT, Margaret Comeaux (CMT), Patrizia DiMaria (LadyPants Productions) and Jason Owen (Sandbox Productions) are executive producers.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.