Wynonna Judd to headline Independence Day concert

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Five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd and Robin Meade, anchor of Headline News' "Morning Express with Robin Meade" will perform with the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve on July 1 at this year's Independence Day Concert in Warner Robins.

Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner Jr., commander of Air Force Reserve Command, and Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen announced the guest artists during a joint press conference Friday at the Warner Robins Welcome Center.

"This concert will be a huge boost for the Air Force Reserve, Robins Air Force Base and the Warner Robins community," said Stenner. "We must thank the local community for their superb partnership and continued support."

Stenner and Shaheen agreed the concert is a great way to celebrate the freedom our country enjoys, thanks to the men and women in uniform deployed to maintain and protect that freedom.

Judd has a long history supporting the Air Force Reserve. In 2008 she teamed up with the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve in the Holiday Notes from Home special in Nashville, and in the same year performed a special Salute to the Military concert celebrating Alaska's 50th year of statehood.

"It's always a pleasure working with Wynonna," said Maj. Don Schofield, Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve commander.

Meade, a new talent on the country music scene, will step away from her anchor duties at HLN to perform with the Reserve Band and emcee a portion of the concert.

The free concert, which will be at Warner Robins' McConnell-Talbert Stadium, starts at 8 p.m. and will feature music, fireworks and family entertainment. Festivities begin with the national anthem and an F-15 fighter jet flyover.

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the infield. Food and beverages will be available at concession stands. Bags and containers are subject to search. No pets, alcoholic beverages, or glass containers are allowed.