Other artists in attendance included Ricky Skaggs who sang “Talk About Suffering,” The Imperials, who were joined by Naomi’s husband Larry Strickland to sing “Sweet, Sweet Spirit,” and the Oak Ridge Boys who shared stories of touring with The Judds before singing “Farther Along” and “Amazing Grace.”
U2 lead singer Bono appeared via video to recite a poem, and gospel greats The Isaacs sang three songs, “Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing,” “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow,” and “It Is Well With My Soul.”
“I’m grateful I don’t have to sing ‘Go Rest High on That Mountain’ today,” Vince Gill reportedly told the crowd before singing the Stanley Brothers’ “Drifting Too Far From The Shore,” per Naomi’s request.
The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir performed “Ripple,” followed by gospel singer Guy Penrod, who sang “Knowing What I Know About Heaven.”
Naomi’s younger brother Mark offered a eulogy prior to Naomi’s daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, taking the stage together to honor their mom.
“I’m just so mad she didn’t hang on so we could dance together one more time,” she said before confirming that she plans to honor the tour dates she and her mother had planned for later this year. “You know me. I will keep singing. It’s going to be lonely, but I will sing.”