For Immediate Release:
Women That Soar To Honor Wynonna Judd At Awards Ceremony
Country music superstar will also perform at the annual Women That Soar Awards, Co-hosted by comedian Heather McDonald
Gina Grant, founder, CEO and creator of the Women That Soar Awards announced Wynonna Judd, four time Grammy Award nominated singer and New York Times bestselling author, will perform at the 2016 Women That Soar Awards, to be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Judd’s chart topping hits include “Only Love,” “Something You Can’t Live Without,” and “No One Else On Earth.”
“Wynonna exemplifies strength. She is a woman who has overcome personal and professional obstacles. Her story and journey lines up with what Women That Soar is all about,” says Grant. “In addition to being an incredibly talented singer and songwriter, Judd is a bestselling author and acclaimed actor. Her work on behalf of organizations like the USO, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and YouthAIDS has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. We are proud to have her grace our stage as both a performer and as the recipient of the Women That Soar Legend Award.”
Judd began her career over 30 years ago partnering with her mother, Naomi Judd. Twenty-three of their singles ranked on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts with fourteen of them hitting number one. Their duo, The Judds, sold more than twenty million records and racked up over sixty industry awards; including seven consecutive Country Music Association awards and eight Billboard awards. When health concerns led to Naomi’s retirement in 1991, Wynonna entered the next phase of her career, alternating between solo albums and collaborations with some of the biggest stars in music, including Clint Black; Michael Bolton; Dionne Warwick; and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Her fall 2016 tour takes her to sixteen cities between August 10 and December 9.
Comedian Heather McDonald will also join the star-studded evening as a red carpet host. McDonald was the star of TLC’s “All About Sex” and for seven years served as a writer and producer on E!’s top rated “Chelsea Lately” series, starring Chelsea Handler. Audiences know her for her many appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and “Frasier,” as well as her Showtime standup special “I Don’t Mean To Brag” and her New York Times bestselling book “You’ll Never Blue Ball In This Town Again,” which hit the #1 spot on Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Entertainment” list. “Heather pulls no punches with her humor,” says Grant. “She’s one of the sharpest comedians working today, and like the best comedians, she is brilliant at commenting on real world situations in a way that makes you think as you laugh.”
Los Angeles news anchor Palmira Pérez, along with Marta Fox, former First Lady of Mexico will present the Business Award to Nina Vaca, CEO of Pinnacle Technology and named by Business Inc., as The Fastest Growing Women-Owned Businesses in the United States in 2015. Perez, one of the most trusted Hispanic journalists in the industry, is an Emmy nominee and a four-time winner of the prestigious Golden Mike Award, presented by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California. Peréz has interviewed some of the world’s most influential figures, including Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mexican Presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Jaime Labastida. She earned a Law Degree from the University of Guadalajara and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Past honorees of the Women That Soar Awards include: Marta Fox, former First Lady of Mexico; Her Royal Highness, Princess Reema Bandar; Tina Knowles, Creative Director of the House of Deréon; Nancy Lieberman, Hall of Fame and Assistant Coach of the Sacramento Kings; Joann King Herring, Author and Political Activist; Harriet Miers, former White House Counsel; Tomoya Nonaka, former Sanyo Electric CEO; Charlotte Jones Anderson, EVP and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys; the late Ebby Holiday, real estate pioneer, and Lupe Valdez, first Hispanic Female Sheriff of Dallas County. The show will be televised in prime time on December 11, 2016 in five major markets: Dallas, Texas; Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and Los Angeles, California.
The awards show is being produced by industry leading executives spearheaded by Elaine Parrish, former Sr. VP of Showtime and Sony and Executive Producer of The Game Show Network and Katy Murphy Davis, former Sr. Supervising Producer of The Oprah Show, and creator of Oprah’s Angel Network. The producers promise to take the show to the next level by delivering entertaining, thought provoking, inspirational content that will uplift and appeal to women from all walks of life. “The show will encourage women to share, bond and dream BIG,“ promises Parrish.
About Women That Soar, LLC:
Founded by Gina Grant, Women That Soar, LLC is a Dallas-based media and content development company, created to produce inspiring and empowering content and stories that are relevant to helping women soar and live brilliant lives.