NBCUniversal is rolling out the red carpet for Wynonna Judd.
The country music star is set to receive the Country Champion Award later this month at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards, which are set to air across NBC and Peacock on September 28. That’s not all. Judd will also host Christmas at the Opry for the network on December 7.
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Both events will originate from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
“Wynonna is one of the most recognized and lauded performers in country music,” said Cassandra Tryon, Senior Vice President, Live Events, NBCUniversal Entertainment. “Not only is she incredibly talented, her selflessness and passion for putting the needs of others in the spotlight is unmatched. We can’t think of a better person to honor as our inaugural ‘Country Champion’ and to celebrate the holidays with across these two major country music events.”
As the first Country Champion Award recipient, Judd will be celebrated for her decades-long career and heroic efforts around philanthropy and activism. The award will honor her for using her public platform to create meaningful change and advocate for children, military veterans and their families, disaster relief and more through her work with numerous organizations including the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity.
Christmas at the Opry is a two-hour special that will feature an array of Christmas favorites, holiday classics and today’s biggest hits. Judd will host the highly anticipated musical event featuring performances in front of a live audience of country music fans.
People’s Choice Country Awards is produced by Den of Thieves with Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski serving as executive producers, along with RAC Clark as executive producer and showrunner. Christmas at the Opry is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski for Den of Thieves along with RAC Clark and Jen Jones.
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