Many artists are making their way back on tour to perform after a year of being away from fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Country superstar, Wynonna Judd will take the stage at the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center Sunday to perform in the Cola Concerts series.
Wynonna rose to fame as half of the legendary country duo, The Judds, which she performed with her mother Naomi Judd. The mom and daughter pair won five Grammy Awards, 14 number one singles, and sold more than 30 million records.
The singer said she is ready to be back doing what she loves and entertaining people after such a whirlwind of a year.
"It’s one of those experiences, top five I would say, hey no pressure fans," Wynonna said. "I feel like this is a moment...We live for those moments, we plan, we prepare, we pack, we push through, we struggle like birth, pain joy laughter tears, all of it at once. I think that’s what I’m going to feel the first night I'm there looking out going ‘what is happening?’"
Through the quarantine period of the pandemic, Wynonna picked up new hobbies like many others.
"For the last year I made a decision to become a prepper, I live on a farm and I decided to grow everything, you know, can it, cook it, dehydrate it, literally pack for the rest of my life just in case something happens and I can’t go to the store," she said. "I planned and budgeted, bought by the bulk and I freeze."
She explained that the freezer where her premade foods were stored recently broke, so she decided to use the food she was attempting to preserve to make meals for her neighbors instead of letting it go to waste. This experience helped her decide it was time to make plans to get back on the road.
"I turned in the freezer for sparkles, lashes and Spanx," Wynonna said. "We have to get back out there...it’s now time to give without expectation."
Wynonna will perform Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center where seating will be socially distanced for guests to safely enjoy the show. Concessions will be available serving beverages and select food items.
Tickets are still available for purchase online. The event will take place rain or shine. Guests are asked to bring their own blankets, chairs, umbrellas or other seating items for their pods.
"I’ve been waiting for a year," Wynonna said. "I’m just excited."