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    Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:59:18

    Wynonna Judd Announces Rockin' Christmas Tour - Another case of Xmas in July

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    It's the dog days of summer but we're already looking forward to Christmas and country legend Wynonna Judd's Wynnona's Rockin' Christmas Tour, which launches in December.

    Blending a mix of classic Christmas favorites and her own holiday songs, plus some of her biggest hits, Wynnona is excited to be out spreading holiday cheer with her band The Big Noise.

    Wynonna's Rockin' Christmas will infuse her signature style into traditional holiday classics like "White Christmas" and "Winter Wonderland" in this one-of-a-kind performance for the entire family.

    "Expect this Christmas tour to be different than the previous years. We'll still have the classics, but this year I'm ready to rock," Wynnona said.

    Check out Wynnona's holiday Q+A, too:

    What are your strongest childhood memories of Christmas?

    My strongest childhood memories of Christmas are of having so little and wanting so much! I spent a lot of time dreaming and hoping for great things to happen to my family and I.

    What holiday traditions did your family have as a kid, and what traditions do you have today?

    Every year we would cut down our Christmas tree and spend a lot of time baking. Most of our gifts were homemade from the treats to the ornaments and decorations. We still keep Christmas pretty simple. It's more about fellowship than material things. We have everything that we need.

    What is the meaning of Christmas, in your opinion?

    I am always so aware of those who have so little, especially children. I spend a great deal of time being of service to children and families in need. Christmas is about giving of our time and our hearts.

    How did growing up where you did shape your personality and outlook on life?

    We had only what we needed. There were very few extras. So, for me, living in Appalachia allowed me the chance to experience people who constantly hoped for a better way of living.

    What would you say to others about the importance of 'giving back' during the holiday season?

    The one thing I have really learned about myself is that if I'm ever in a sad place in my life, giving of myself through service is a way for me to get out my own stuff and step into helping another. It changes the way I feel. It has always encouraged me and allowed me the opportunity to heal through my own challenges.

    Tour Dates:

    DATE CITY VENUE
    Thurs 12/6 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
    Sat 12/8 Riverside, IA Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
    Sun 12/9 Riverside, IA Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
    Fri 12/14 St. Michael, ND Spirit Lake Casino
    Sat 12/15 Larchwood, IA Grand Falls Casino Resort
    Sun 12/16 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
    Tues 12/18 Ft. Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall (symphony show)
    Fri 12/21 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theatre
    Sat 12/22 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

    Are you going to celebrate Christmas by Rockin' with Wynnona?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.27.12



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