SEPTEMBER 14THCHICAGO, IL – After more than 4,400 episodes and 28,000 guests, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” launches its farewell season on Monday, September 13. The second show (Tuesday, September 14th) of the farewell season will feature Grammy Award-winning country music legends The Judds. During the hour, Naomi and Wynonna discuss plans for their upcoming farewell tour, “The Last Encore,” give a private tour of the 1,000-acre Tennessee farm they call home, and perform a special duet for Oprah. Plus, Wynonna speaks out about how she’s lost more than 60 pounds, and opens up about how she survived the ordeal of her former husband’s arrest and conviction.
About “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" has remained the number one talk show for 24 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.* It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution and to 145 countries by CBS Studios International.
* Source: Nielsen Cassandra Ranking Report - Nov '86 to May '99 and Wrap Sweeps, Nov '99 to May '10, major sweeps only. Wtd Avg DMA HH Rtg, Primary Telecasts Only.
About The Judds
Kentucky natives, The Judds, are one of the most successful country music duos of all time – amassing fourteen number-one hits and over 60 industry awards including multiple CMA, ACM and GRAMMY awards. After launching their career with Curb/RCA Records in 1984, The Judds sold 20 million albums in just 6 short years. By 1989, The Judds were one of the top-grossing and most popular touring acts in America. But at the height of their career, Naomi Judd announced she would have to retire from the music business due to health complications. To say goodbye to their fans, they launched the 116-city Judds Farewell Tour selling more concert tickets than anyone that year with the exception of The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones. Nearly ten years after her health turned around, the pair reunited on Dec. 31, 1999 for a New Year’s gala performance, and a reunion tour in 2000. They came together again at last year’s 2009 CMA Music Festival and captivated the massive audience with their homespun, acoustic harmonies that felt as revelatory as they did when they first shot onto the country music scene 26 years ago. Encouraged by that performance and driven by the fans, the duo decided to tour one last time for 2010’s The Judds: The Last Encore.