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The Judds

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
April 11, 1991

The Judds
Love Can Build a Bridge  The  Farewell Tour

with Special Guest Pirates of the Mississippi

Newspaper ad for The Judds 1991 Farewell Tour concert at the Coliseum with a photo of Naomi and Wynonna Judd
1991 publicity photo. Left: Naomi Judd. Right: Wynonna Judd
black and white copy of Judds guest all access backstage pass from the 1991 concert
SHOW DATE: Thursday, April 11, 1991 • 7:30pm
Both Naomi and Wynonna Judd were in fine form, according to the "Dominion Post," when they brought their Love Can Build a Bridge Farewell Tour to Morgantown in April 1991. The previous October the pair had announced that The Judds would be splitting up due to Naomi's health issues. The nearly 4,500 fans who turned out for the show at the Coliseum welcomed Naomi to the stage with a standing ovation.

According to the "Dominion Post" review, Naomi told the crowd, "I guess that's why we like West Virginia so much, you people like country music as much as we do." This came early in the concert, when The Judds asked the Morgantown audience to sing along as they played their first No. 1 hit, "Mama He's Crazy."

The 1990 Country Music Association Duo of the Year performed for the crowd favorites "Don't Be Cruel," "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Band," "Have Mercy" and "Grandpa" before their encore which included "Born to be Blue" and "Love Can Build a Bridge." Naomi and Wynonna eventually left the stage hand-in-hand, but not before three bows and a promise to the crowd to see them again.

Pirates of the Mississippi, known for their ragged enthusiasm and exceptional instrumental and vocal skills, opened the show with a 45-minute set. It was no surprise that their ballad, "Feed Jake," seemed to be the crowd-favorite as it would become the band's biggest single. 
Members of the Pirates of Mississippi in their 1991 publicity photo