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Wynonna To Rally Army Troops
Kentucky native Wynonna Judd plans to perform two shows tomorrow (Oct. 5) for troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., home to the Army's 101st Airborne division. "Since Sept. 11, I have been searching for a wayKentucky native Wynonna Judd plans to perform two shows tomorrow (Oct. 5) for troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., home to the Army's 101st Airborne division. "Since Sept. 11, I have been searching for a way to actually do something to make a difference during this trying time for our nation," Judd said in a statement. "I am so inspired by the renewed sense of patriotism of our country, and I want to participate with and remind the soldiers at Fort Campbell that we are unified behind them."
"I am a Kentucky girl, and it made perfect sense to come home to be with these families," the singer, who was born in Ashland, Ky., added. Along with her performances, Judd will receive a personal tour of the base and have a chance to meet with many of the soldiers and their families, as the guest to General Richard Coty.
In other news, Judd has contributed the song "Only Love" to "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars," a compilation released as part of Lifetime television's Stop Breast Cancer for Life campaign. The disc features Sheryl Crow and other artists who performed at last year's inaugural "Women Rock!" breast cancer benefit concert. For each disc sold through Sears (where the disc is available for $4.99 with a purchase of $25 or more), the retailer will donate one dollar to be split between the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO) and the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC).
As previously reported, the second annual "Women Rock!" concert will be broadcast Oct. 26 on the Lifetime cable network. This year's show will feature Crow, Mary J. Blige, Beth Nielsen Chapman, the Dixie Chicks, India.Arie, Nelly Furtado, Emmylou Harris, Shea Seger, and Pat Benatar, and will be hosted by actress Allison Janney ("The West Wing"). For more information, visit the network's official Web site.
Judd's most recent album, "New Day Dawning" (Mercury Nashville), debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and at No. 40 on The Billboard 200 in February 2000.