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" Testimonierò l'Amore "


Testimonierò l'Amore 

By, Wynonna Judd 

 Tutti i colori dell'arcobaleno, tutte le voci del vento.
Ogni sogno che si estende,
che si estende per raggiungere dove inizia l'Amore.
Ogni parola di ogni storia;
ogni stella di tutti i cieli,
ogni angolo della creazione vive per testimoniare!
Per tutto il tempo che io vivrò testimonierò l'Amore,
sarò testimone nei silenzi, quando le parole non saranno sufficienti.
Con ogni respiro che farò renderò grazie a Dio!
Per tutto il tempo che io vivrò testimonierò l'Amore.
Dai monti alle valli, dai fiumi ai mari,
ogni mano che si stende per offrire pace;
ogni semplice atto di carità, ogni passo verso il Regno;
tutta la speranza che c'è in ogni cuore
parlerà di quanto ha fatto l'Amore!
Per tutto il tempo che io vivrò testimonierò l'Amore,
sarò testimone nei silenzi quando le parole non saranno sufficienti.
Con ogni respiro che farò renderò grazie a Dio!



I Will Testify to Love  

By, Wynonna Judd

All the colors of the rainbow, all the voices of the wind.
Every dream that reaches out,
Reaches out to find where Love began.
Every word of
Every story
Every star and every sky.
Every corner of creation lives to testify!
For as long as I shall live; I will testify to Love,
be a witness in the silences when words are not enough.
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above!
For as long as I shall live I will testify to Love.
From the mountains to the valleys. From the Rivers to the Sea
Every hand that reaches out to offer peace.
Every simple act of mercy - Every step to kingdom come.
All the hope in every heart will speak what Love has done!
For as long as I shall live; I will testify to Love,
be a witness in the silences when words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above!



Biography of Wynonna Ellen Judd

               Thanks to Shaun D. for coming to see me on my 'Red, Wy and Blues Tour' and reminding me just how great life is!

The world is listening. And what the world needs is Wynonna. Her voice is stronger than ever, her music has blossomed into a woven tapestry of love and she still stands firmly and steadfastly after 20 years in the music business. The world is listening, more now that ever. And the song that Wynonna sings is about love, survival, strength, passion, forgiveness and hope.

Wynonna first came into prominence as part of the legendary mother-daughter duo, The Judds, in 1984 and has been critically lauded as one of the finest vocalists of our time.

Wynonna now shares her vocal talents with the world on her #1 album,
What the World Needs Now is Love. Celebrating twenty years as a music icon with her third cd to debut at the #1 spot on the country charts, Wynonna continues to blaze trails with her compassionate artistry, humanitarian endeavors and unprecedented success. While capturing the hearts of fans, the album has also caught the eye of critics. Rolling Stone proclaimed "Ms. Judd appears just when we need her…tender enough to let a little humor into the tune and tough enough to shut down a biker bar," while The New York Post raved "Judd has risen… and created the best album of her career!"

The Judds became one of the most celebrated success stories in country music history. In just six short years, they had sold more than twenty million records worldwide and had won over sixty industry awards including five Grammys, nine Country Music Association Awards and eight Billboard Music Awards. In 1991, Naomi Judd retired from the singing duo because she had contracted chronic hepatitis during her earlier nursing career. At the dawn of the new millennium, The Judds reunited for a four-month triumphant tour in 2000, playing to over 250,000 people in some 36 shows. It was one of the Top 10 grossing country music tours of the year and two Judds' discs were released as well as a CBS television concert special to celebrate the reunited power of the duo. The duo was nominated for the prestigious Academy of Country Music's Top Vocal Duo of the Year in 2001, after a ten-year absence from the awards show circuit. In 2002, Wynonna and Naomi were named two of the "40 Greatest Women of Country Music" by CMT, landing at #11 on the coveted list. The Judds are universally loved and still regarded as country music royalty for music fans around the globe.

Wynonna began the second amazing success story of her life and signed her first solo record deal in 1992. With vast critical acclaim,
Wynonna, selling over five million units, became the highest-selling debut album by a female artist at the time. A musical force like none other before her, Wynonna followed her wildly successful debut with the multi-platinum disc, Tell Me Why, as well as with the platinum-certified Revelations. Her greatest hits compilation, Collection, was released in 1997, the year which also found her gold record, The Other Side, flying from the shelves. Wynonna burst into 2000 with a torrent of unleashed creativity that is expressed on New Day Dawning. It was on this record that she marked the first time role of producer as well as the director of the widest stylistic scope she had ever attempted.

Wynonna released her sixth solo studio album,
What the World Needs Now Is Love, on Curb Records in 2003. The album debuted impressively at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in August, her third solo project to do so, stretching her career into its third decade! Her new single, "Flies on the Butter," will debut on the country charts in January 2004. About the new song Wynonna says, "Life comes full circle. This song is clearly a nod to the past, how I got my start in the business. And this song just flattens me. My mom lends harmony to the vocal-it's as if we are one voice." The first single from the album, "What the World Needs," was a Top 15 hit at country radio and was honored by Radio and Records Magazine as the most added country single of the year in 2003. Her video for "Heaven Help Me" is currently a Top 20 mainstay on CMT and GAC. Billboard raved about Wy, "She unleashes those signature pipes on this positive anthem; a fine single from one of the format's most distinctive talents." Radio and Records had this to say, "Here comes the coolest chick on the block armed with one of the best songs of the year. She can outsing just about anyone. 'What the World Needs' is truly a worthy spotlight from one of the best vocalists we've ever had in this format."

In January 2003, Wynonna was the keynote speaker at the Country Cares Seminar for St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She also entertained an industry crowd in February 2003 with blues legend, B.B. King, as part of the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala, honoring her friend, Bono. Wynonna recently inducted Queen into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame, an event at which she performed a scorching "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" with the legendary band. She also reprised her successful role as "Audrey" on the CBS hit, "Touched by an Angel," in April 2003. Wy is currently an active participant in the national Asthma Action America Campaign, the 'Free from Pain' promotion (for arthritic dogs) and was recently nominated for the 2003 Academy of Country Music's Humanitarian of the Year Award. In the last two years alone, Wynonna has single-handedly raised over $1 million for charity. She was also the first country artist to ever serve as Grand Marshal for the Indy 500 in 2003.

In April 2002, Wynonna joined Sting, James Taylor, Elton John, Patti Labelle and Smokey Robinson at the 11th Annual Rainforest Foundation Benefit at Carnegie Hall. The crowd felt in tune with the magic moment of the night as Sting and Wynonna performed "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling." Wynonna also endorsed the "Got Milk?" campaign with their first-ever national radio campaign (spotlighted by The New York Times) and wrote and recorded a song for the Todd Beamer tribute album, Let's Roll, now available in stores. In addition, Wynonna remade the Elvis classic, "Burning Love," which is featured prominently in the blockbuster Disney animated DVD/home video, "Lilo and Stitch." She also wrote, produced and performed the theme song for Erin Brockovich's reality series on Lifetime, "Final Justice. She also made her long-awaited debut at the Grand Ole Opry, performed for our troops on four occasions at Ft. Campbell, sang at the Superbowl as well as at the Paralympics in Salt Lake City.

Wynonna has accumulated sales totals in excess of nine million units as well as several major industry awards including the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year in 1994 by the Academy of Country Music and thirteen top ten hits on the charts. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music, Wynonna's luminous career has certainly grown to levels once thought unimaginable. And, it's only the beginning: incomparable, inspired and imaginative, this phenomenal twenty-year veteran is about to change the rules all over again. With a long-awaited book project in the works, singles to multiple formats and several network appearances in the works, Wynonna's 20 year celebration in 2004 will continue to shake up the musical landscape as she blasts into her third decade of consummate victory!




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