In her first interview since her mother Naomi Judd took her own life in April aged 76, Wynonna Judd reflects on trying to move on without her.
The pair performed as beloved country band The Judds and Wynonna Judd spoke to “CBS Sunday Morning” about the day her mother, who had long struggled with depression, died.
“I got the call, went over there, saw her and that was it. I said goodbye to her in the hospital, and I closed my eyes, and I kissed her forehead and that was it,” young Judd said. “And the next thing I know, I’m sitting here on the porch, on the side porch…you know, and just trying to figure out what happens next.”
In an interview outside his Nashville home, Judd opened up about his grief and his lingering questions.
“I didn’t know she was where she was when she finished it because she’d had episodes before and got better,” she said. “And that’s what I live in, it’s like, ‘Was there something I should have looked up or should I have known?’ I didn’t. That’s why it’s such a shock.
She continues with “The Judds: The Final Tour” in honor of her mother, turning it into “Ultimate Girls Night Out”, with star appearances by other artists such as Brandi Carlile, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Trisha Yearwood and others.
The tour had been announced just weeks before the elder Judd’s death.
“I feel her nudge me. And sometimes I laugh,” her daughter said during the interview. “And sometimes I say, ‘I really miss you. Why aren’t you here so we can talk?
The interview airs on Sunday.