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CMT has announced that along with The Judd family, they will air “Naomi Judd: A River of Celebration,” a live celebration from the Ryman Auditorium to honor the extraordinary life and legacy of country music icon Naomi Judd.

While no performers have yet been announced, CMT producers said in a press release, “We are sincerely privileged to work alongside Wynonna and Ashley to present this live celebration of life for their mother, Naomi. While we all continue to deeply mourn the loss of such a legendary artist, we are honored to commemorate her legacy alongside the country community, her friends, family, and legions of fans across the world at the perfect venue: The Mother Church of Country Music. This special will celebrate her timeless voice, unforgettable spirit, and the immense impact she left on our genre through the best form of healing we have – music.”

Additional details on the public memorial service, performers, and special appearances will be announced in the coming days.

CMT will exclusively televise the public memorial service as a commercial-free special on Sunday, May 15 at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT.