The Georgia Dome will be rocking with the sounds of country as music superstars Naomi Judd, Wynonna, Clint Black, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker will team up to star in "Rockin' Country Sunday," Super Bowl XXVIII's halftime extravaganza, airing at about 8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 2.
"Rockin' Country Sunday" will feature the talents of country music's biggest stars performing hit songs. The spectacular show, with more than 2,000 additional performers from Atlanta and surrounding communities, also will feature theatrical concert-style lighting, numerous special effects, as well as elaborate video graphics on the Georgia Dome Jumbotron. Also, Naomi Judd will make a special appearance on stage in the grand finale with daughter Wynonna as well as the other performers.
Each featured performer will take center stage, beginning with Black singing "Tuckered Out," a song from his latest album, "No Time to Kill." Following Black, Tucker will perform her hit song "It's a Little Too Late," from her platinum-selling album "What Do I Do With Me."
Tritt follows singing his hit song and title track to his new album, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E." Wynonna will follow Tritt to perform her No. 1 single "No One Else on Earth."
The grand finale will feature the full cast as they all sing "Love Can Build a Bridge," with a special appearance by Naomi Judd. Wynonna will begin the number and then will be joined by Naomi for the chorus. It will be the Judds' first live performance together since their farewell concert on Dec. 4, 1991.
Wynonna and Naomi were country music's top duo, earning six Grammy awards, and their popularity made them undefeated for eight consecutive years at all three major country awards shows. Every RCA album went platinum as the mother-daughter duo produced No. 1 hit after No. 1 hit. Naomi's singing career came to a halt after she was diagnosed in 1990 with a life-threatening liver disease. The Judds' farewell tour in 1991 became one of the top-grossing of their industry, and their farewell concert on Dec. 4, 1991, was the most successful musical event in cable television history.
Wynonna, the 29-year-old Ashland, Ky., star who discovered music at age 10, decided to go solo, and did so with a bang as she marked the first time in country music history that a female achieved triple platinum with a studio album. The album yielded four No. 1 singles. Her second solo album, "Tell Me Why," has sold more than 1 million copies since being released in October 1993.
One of the most successful music tours of 1993 was the "Black & Wy" tour. Black, who favors themes that matter and language that is vivid and thought-provoking, joined Wynonna for a duet of "A Bad Goodbye" on his fourth album, "No Time to Kill." He also has two other No. 1 hits on the album -- the title track and "State of Mind."
Black, who married actress Lisa Hartman in 1991, also has a caring heart. He was the only musical performer to visit the U.S. troops in Somalia, and he and Wynonna were the only country artists to perform live on "Musicians Unite With Stars to Immunize Children," a two-hour television show that aired worldwide. Tritt was inducted into the Opry Hall of Fame in February 1992 and won a Grammy for Best Vocal Collaboration with Marty Stuart for the song "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'." A supporter of veterans issues, Tritt's current album, "T-R-O-U-B-L-E," hits home with a hard-hitting, risk-taking release with a lot to say about life (and love) in America. Tritt is currently up for a Grammy for Best Music Video -- Long Form for his "A Celebration -- A Musical Tribute to the Spirit of the Disabled American Veteran."
Tanya Tucker, the 1994 Grammy nominee for Country Female Vocalist, continues to top the music charts and sell out concert performances after more than 20 years as one of country music's hottest artists. A singing career that started at age 9 has produced 27 albums and numerous hit videos. Tucker also shares the distinction of being among the top five female artists in country music history to have the most Top 10 records -- including her signature classic, "Delta Dawn."