Wynonna Judd Returns To The Road For Back To Wy Tour – See Her Handwritten Set List

“So excited to be on this journey with you,” Wynonna shared following the tour kick off.


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 27, 2023


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Wynonna Judd; Photo by Joseph Llanes

Wynonna Judd kicked off the 2023 North American Back To Wy Tour on Thursday evening (Oct. 26) with a performance at the Murat Theatre at Old National Center in Indianapolis, IN.

Taking to Instagram the following morning to celebrate the start of the 15-city run, the country music icon reveled in her return to the road and showed intense gratitude for her fans who have matched her excitement as they come along for this journey.

“How am I feeling today? …BACK. 👊🏼,” Wynonna began in her caption. “What an INCREDIBLE opening night we had! I’m looking at your photos & videos, reading your comments, and it’s clear that this is the tour we ALL needed. So excited to be on this journey with you. Let’s do it again tonight in Ames, IA!!!!!! 🤩”

The evening consisted of Wynonna giving fans a show to remember as she went track-by-track, delivering the entirety of her debut and sophomore solo albums, “Wynonna” and “Tell Me Why.” Earlier this week, she shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the current setlist using a photo that showed her holding the handwritten order of the songs. 

Interlaced between the sets of tunes from the 1992 and 1993 projects are also sentimental acoustic sections. This gives fans a front-row seat to 30 years of fan favorites and The Judds’ classics such as “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days),” “Love Is Alive,” and “Mama He’s Crazy.” 

See Wynonna’s Back To Wy Handwritten Tour Set List

Wynonna Judd Set List; Photo Courtesy Facebook
Wynonna Judd Set List; Photo Courtesy Facebook
  1. What It Takes
  2. She Is His Only Need
  3. I Saw the Light
  4. My Strongest Weakness
  5. When I Reach the Place I’m Going
  6. No One Else on Earth
  7. It’s Never Easy to Say Goodbye
  8. A Little Bit of Love (Goes a Long, Long Way)
  9. All of That Love From Here
  10. Live With Jesus
  11. Tell Me Why
  12. Rock Bottom
  13. Only Love
  14. Let’s Make a Baby King
  15. Is It Over Yet
  16. Father Sun
  17. Girls With Guitars
  18. Just Like New
  19. I Just Drove By
  20. That Was Yesterday

Wynonna Is Officially Back To Touring

This stint of shows is not just another tour to Wynonna, it’s a full-circle moment that takes her back to the early days of her career. At the same time, it’s a bittersweet chapter as she learns to navigate the spotlight without her mom, Naomi Judd, who died by suicide on April 30, 2022.

“Getting to share this tour with the fans who have been with me for 40 years, means the world to me. Deep diving into my first two solo albums, “Wynonna” and “Tell Me Why,” track by track, will be a trip down memory lane. As I sit and listen to these two records, I’m flooded with the memories that surrounded that time in my life.”

She continued, “The fans held me up and supported me through that season of change in 1992, and I now see “herstory” repeating itself. This music healed me then and is healing me now. The circle of life continues…” 

Throughout the Back To Way Tour, fans will see plenty nostalgia from Wynonna’s life and career come to life in all different forms, including her wardrobe, setlist and memories of her past that have guided the way of her successful career.

Wynonna Judd; Photo by Joseph Llanes
Wynonna Judd; Photo by Joseph Llanes

“My mother was always the one who did all the wardrobe fittings and I would have to try to match her. I have PTSD because of those traumatic wardrobe fittings. I have to say we’ll be bringing some of it back, because it’s somehow coming full circle, like the mullet,” she told Country Now with a laugh. “I’m going to be doing a little nostalgia, maybe get the hair jacked the way it was back then. I don’t know. But I’m going to definitely mimic some of the looks because I think they’re almost ready to come back.”

With each day that goes by, the ”Tell Me Why” singer continues to hone in on her faith and embrace all the healing she has endured to this point with the help of her friends, fans, loved ones and of course, her music. 

“I also have this sense of faith and fellowship with the fans. It’s new. It’s a deeper feeling that it’s not just show business, it’s not just a performance. This is about fellowship and communicating with the audience,” she added.

Where Is Wynonna Judd Touring In 2023?

Produced by Live Nation, Back To Wy Tour continues tonight with a show in Ames, Iowa at Stephens Auditorium. Wynonna will continue across the country with stops in Birmingham, Dallas, Louisville, and more before wrapping things up in Knoxville at the Tennessee Theatre on December 1st.

For more information on the tour, visit Wynonna.com.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.