Shania Twain, Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM
Shania Twain, Wynonna Judd; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM

Shania Twain On Special Bond She Shares With Wynonna Judd: “She Is A Powerful Force And A Beautiful Friend”

Although both Shania Twain and Wynonna Judd were both topping the country music charts in the 90s, it wasn’t until recent years that the two icons formed a friendship.

“Wynonna and I have become friends over time and not over music,” Twain told Entertainment Tonight‘s Cassie DiLaura. “Obviously in our prime charting years we would pass in the hallways, but we never met or engaged at all during that time and now in the last several years we exchange what we’re doing in the garden, how our kids are doing, and just our love and admiration for each other as human beings. She is a powerful force and a beautiful friend.”

Twain shared a glimpse into their chat history, which is filled with snapshots of vegetables and flowers from their gardens.

“It is the sweetest and we find happiness in the simple things,” says Twain. “We have a lot in common in our childhood, music history and growing up with music — our mothers being so involved with our music, and so we just have more in common than we’d ever imagined while we were in our prime of chart-topping music.”

In addition to their shared musical history, the pair are also experiencing bittersweet moments in their careers this year. Wynonna is embarking on “The Judds: The Final Tour” this fall, which was planned before her mother Naomi’s unexpected death by suicide on April 30 this year. The Country Music Hall of Fame member decided to carry on with the tour to honor her mother, explaining her decision during the CMT special, “Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration”

“I made a decision and I thought I’d share it on national television. That after a lot of thought, I’m going to have to honor her and do this tour. I’m just going to have to,” she said. “Because that’s what you would want, and Bono once told me give them what they want, not what you want.”

Twain has just closed a remarkable chapter of her career as well, ending her Las Vegas residency, “Let’s Go!” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which began in December 2019. In an Instagram post, she shared a photo with her team on stage with the caption:

“Ending a tour or a residency is always so heartbreaking. The journey you go on with your team is always unique and bonding and the access you have to your beautiful fans is so special and exciting – so it’s very hard to say goodbye. 🥰 It was worse in the 90’s when I didn’t have social media to at least be able to say to those paying attention here – thank you to all the people who make the show possible, those on stage with me kicking butt and those behind the scenes also kicking butt – thank you to my fans, thank you for choosing to spend your time with me, thank you for the support, thank you for your uplifting energy and the love in the room. 🙏 Twain Town is a special place where we all choose to love one another and accept one another – we come together to PARTY – and I will miss you all 🥹 #LetsGoVegas ❤️”

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