CMT reveals host, performers and special guests for “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION” on Sunday, May 15th at 6p/5c LIVE from Ryman Auditorium

Robin Roberts to host the commercial-free special LIVE from Ryman Auditorium Performances, special appearances and heartfelt messages from The Judd family, Ashley McBryde, Bono, Brandi Carlile, Carly Pearce, Emmylou Harris & Allison Russell, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Salma Hayek, The Gaithers & more

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NASHVILLE, TN — (May 13, 2022) – CMT and Sandbox Live, in partnership with The Judd family, together present “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION,” a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of country music icon Naomi Judd, premiering LIVE from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium commercial-free on Sunday, May 15th at 6p/5c with an encore presentation at 10p/9c exclusively on CMT.

Hosted by Co-Anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and close family friend, Robin Roberts, the public celebration will feature never-before-seen performances and collaborations, with special guests, appearances and messages from some of the biggest names in entertainment. Performers include Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris & Allison Russell, Little Big Town and The Gaithers alongside special messages from Naomi’s closest friends and fans, including Bono, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey and Salma HayekWynonna & Ashley Judd, Martina McBride and others will all make special appearances; Carly Pearce and Cody Alan will together serve as hosts for CMT, providing commentary throughout the night. Devoted husband and ‘Pop’ to the girls, Larry Strickland will be in attendance in loving memory of his wife, Naomi.

A limited number of tickets are available to the general public. See here for more information.

NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION” is a co-production from CMT and Sandbox Live; Margaret Comeaux (CMT), Leslie Fram (CMT), Jason Owen (Sandbox) and Patrizia DiMaria (Ladypants Productions) are Executive Producers.

CMT previously aired The Judds’ final performance of international hit and chart-topping single, “Love Can Build A Bridge,” from the 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. Watch the full performance here.