Dolly Parton And Lainey Wilson Teaming Up For Duet Of The Judds’ “Mama He’s Crazy” On Forthcoming Tribute Album

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Now this is the duo we all need…

Dolly Parton and Lainey Wilson are teaming up for a duet of The Judds’ hit “Mama He’s Crazy” on a forthcoming tribute album.

Dolly shared the news in a recent interview with ET Canada’s Brittnee Blair ahead of the ACM Awards last week, saying that the album will be in honor of the late Naomi Judd in an effort to support mental illness aid and fund different organizations.

Not too much has been revealed about the tribute album otherwise in terms of other artists that will be featured, songs to be included and so forth, so I’m not sure if Dolly was really supposed to be telling everyone that during the interview, but she is Dolly Parton, so she can pretty much do whatever she wants I think.

Dolly also said she was looking forward to getting to meet Lainey at the show, where Lainey would later clean house with four different awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for her 2022 Bell Bottom Country:

“With Lainey Wilson… I just did, with her, we’ve got a song we did for The Judds. They’re doing an album for The Judds for mental illness and some of the problems that [Naomi] had.

So they’re doing a whole album of the songs, and I got to do ‘Mama He’s Crazy’ with Lainey. I don’t even know her. So, I’m going to get a chance to visit.”

“Mama He’s Crazy” was written by Kenny O’Dell and released in April of 1984 as the second single from The Judds’ debut 1984 Wynonna & Naomi EP .

It was later included on their full length debut album Why Not Me later that year, and became their second #1 hit and the first of 14 number one singles.

It was also only the second #1 country song sung by a female duo, which goes to show just how influential it was and how much it catapulted the mother-daughter duo to the forefront of mainstream country in the 80’s.

And of course, Lainey is a massive Dolly fan and often credits her as her musical hero, and she even has a whole song dedicated to Dolly called “WWDD.”

I can only imagine it’s a dream come true for Lainey to get to sing a song with Dolly, and I can’t wait to hear it soon.

You can watch the full interview with Dolly and her ACM Awards co-host Garth Brooks here:

“Mama He’s Crazy”

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