Wynonna Judd to play World Equestrian Games opening ceremonies

Photograph of Naomi and Wynonna Judd , stars of the new OWN docu-series "The Judds" -- premiering Sunday, April 10, 2011. Photo by Matthew Rolston and courtesy of OWN.

When equestrian fans from around the world gather for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, they will be welcomed by Kentucky native Wynonna Judd. Wynonna will perform “My Old Kentucky Home” during the Opening Ceremonies on September 25, 2010. The Games will take part in the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25 through October 10. It will feature world championship competitions in several equestrian sports. It is the first time the Games have come to Kentucky.

“I could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to return home to my roots. Kentucky holds such a sacred place in my heart and to have this honor to share the home I so dearly love with my friends and family brings me great joy,” Judd remarked.

The 5-time Grammy Award winning artist recently announced plans to reunite with her mother, Naomi, for a Judds Tour in 2010. Her latest album, “Sing: Chapter 1” has been released and features musical selections from different genres that formed a soundtrack to her life.

“This song, with this artist, in a stadium of 30,000 spectators, is going create a magical moment for everyone, regardless of their home state or country,” said Dr. Everett McCorvey, whose company, Global Creative Connection, is producing the ceremonies. “Wynonna represents but one of many different genres to be showcased in our ceremonies, and we are so honored to have her.”

Additional entertainment acts for Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be announced throughout the spring.

Tickets for Opening Ceremonies, as well as the competition events of the 2010 Games, are on sale now at www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets. Tickets for Opening Ceremonies range from $120 to $150. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian 2010 Games are the first to incorporate all eight international disciplines as well as the first to be held outside of Europe. The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has marked the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history.

Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians.  Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award Recipients.  In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky.  She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more.  Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.

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