Naomi Judd: Talk show bowing on Sirius

Saturday June 2, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Naomi Judd’s new limited-run SiriusXM radio talk show has no safety net and even the country star says with a laugh she isn’t sure that’s a great idea.

"If you’ve been at a press conference, you know I’ve said things I haven’t thought of Š," Judd said. "And there’s no 5-second delay. I’m wandering the woods without a map."

Judd hopes "Think Twice," which starts its six-week run of hour-long Friday morning episodes June 8, will be a place the satellite radio network’s 22 million subscribers can turn to for a free-form discussion of current events, politics and hot-button issues.

"I want people to think twice," Judd said in a phone interview. "I want people to be talking about this stuff at the water cooler, around the kitchen table."

First up, though, the 66-year-old Grammy winner and her daughter Ashley will sit down together in front of a studio audience Tuesday to tape the debut episode.

She said that though the two have spent time together since Ashley Judd published a memoir last year that placed stress on their relationship, they have not spoken about the book or the revelations that Ashley was sexually abused as a child, including by a family member.

"I admit I’m a little nervous about doing it because this is the first time that Ashley and I have ever done anything together," Judd said. "And I’m going to ask her about what happened in our relationship -- whoa, I have to take a deep breath before that one."


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