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Country star Wynonna Judd brings the Big Noise to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 4

Country star Wynonna Judd brings the Big Noise to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 4
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From a press release:

It was announced this week that multi-platinum country singer Wynonna Judd and her band, the Big Noise, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $30 for regular reserved seating and $35 for premium reserved seating, go on sale this Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna Judd’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo The Judds, Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No. 1 hits, such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Ole Days).”

The Judds were one of the most successful acts in country music history, winning five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and eight Country Music Association Awards. They also had 25 singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, of which 14 went to No. 1.

In 1991, Wynonna made her solo debut with the No. 1 single “She Is His Only Need.” Overall, the self-titled “Wynonna” produced four chart singles, including two more No. 1s, and it was certified five-times platinum by the RIAA. Her second and third albums, 1993’s “Tell Me Why” and 1996’s “Revelations,” also saw platinum certification, as well as five Top 10s from the former and a No. 1 from the latter.

Wynonna & the Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February of 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul, and rock.

The album, which is Wynonna’s first full-length studio album of original material since 2003’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi, and Timothy B. Schmit. NPR’s Ann Powers noted that, “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home. … You can just feel the grin on her face.”

Wynonna recently announced that she is taking her artistry in an exciting new creative direction by signing to the independent record label Anti- Records. She exclusively spoke about her new label home and upcoming endeavors with Rolling Stone before her nationwide tour with the Big Noise.

“Now more than ever, I am on a mission to rediscover the reason I got into this business,” Wynonna said, “and Anti- is giving me the musical freedom to do that.”