Sunday, December 06, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Wynonna

Song:I Saw The Light

Of course most music fans should be familiar with Wynonna as one half of The Judds singing with her mom Naomi. They had several hits in the 80s. But it was not surprising when Wynonna went solo and immediately scored three number one country music hits including I Saw The Light. Wynonna will release a new CD in February. She was born Christina Ciminella May 30, 1964 in Ashland, KY. But she grew up in Los Angeles. After her 1972 divorce, Naomi Judd and her daughters moved back to Kentucky. They moved to Nashville in 1979 and The Judds signed with RCA in 1983. Because Wynonna sang lead on all their hits, there was pressure on her to go solo. But she was very reluctant to do that in loyalty to her mom. When Naomi retired in 1991 due to chronic hepatitis, Wynonna signed with Curb Records and recorded her 1992 debut CD Wynonna with veteran producer Tony Brown. After Wynonna performed solo on the 1992 American Music Awards, her debut single She Is His Only Need topped the Country Singles chart. This was followed by I Saw The Light and No One Else On Earth which both topped the country chart. The album Wynonna was certified 5XPlatinum. That's called debuting with a bang. I Saw The Light was written by veteran singer songwriter Andrew Gold and singer songwriter Lisa Angelle. Gold was best known for the 1977 hit Lonely Boy. He sang backup vocals on Wynonna. After a failed attempt to establish herself as a recording artist in the 80s, a few of Lisa's songs were recorded by others. I Saw The Light was the most successful of those songs. That debut album is Wynonna's most successful album to date. She scored a few more top ten country hits including the chart topper To Be Loved By You in 1996. She still does OK on the country charts. You can get all her hits on this budget comp. She married her husband Cactus Moser in 2012. He was the drummer for Highway 101. He leads Wynonna's new band Wynonna & The Big Noise. And a CD will be released Feb. 2016 featuring guest appearances by Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and Jason Isbell. I expect they will tour to support the album. I understand Wynonna's current sound is a mix of country and blues. We all know she's a great singer. This album could be good. Here's the video for I Saw The Light by Wynonna.

1 comment:

  1. If she is doing country and blues, I may very well be interested in her latest work. Thanks for the information Frank.