A press release from the CMA revealed that K. Michelle will be joining Jelly Roll for a tribute performance to the Judds. The pair will sing the legendary duo’s 1990 hit, “Love Can Build A Bridge.”
Also known as Puddin, K. Michelle first gained fame as a cast member of the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She also appeared in Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Love & Hip Hop: New York, and K. Michelle: My Life. She signed with Atlantic Records following her reality tv success and has built an impressive career as a hip-hop artist.
A Tennessee native, K. Michelle always wanted to pursue country music, but she was told that her only route to success would be in R&B.
“Basically, I was told that going into R&B was the only route, or at least the easiest route,” the singer told PEOPLE in a March 2023 interview. “So, that’s what I did. But there was always this little piece of loneliness and a sadness in me because I couldn’t do what I know I was supposed to do.”
In 2021, at the encouragement of her friends, K. Michelle returned to her home state to pursue her longtime dream of being a country music singer.
Her upcoming tribute to The Judds will be a full-circle moment for the singer. She told PEOPLE that she first saw the mother-daughter duo on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the first music she got was “Love Can Build A Bridge.”
“That’s all I listened to,” she told the publication.