Judd will perform "My Old Kentucky Home" in a pinnacle moment of the Opening Ceremonies on the evening of September 25.
As a native Kentuckian, Wynonna will bring a local flavor to an international audience.
"Wynonna Judd represents what is best about Kentucky and our musical heritage," said Governor Steve Beshear. "I am so proud that she will be honoring our Commonwealth by lending her voice to our state song."
Judd will be a major highlight in an Opening Ceremonies program featuring more than 200 horses, a symphony orchestra and chorale, all of whom will showcase Kentucky's, and America's, equestrian and musical heritage to the world.
"This song, with this artist, in a stadium of 30,000 spectators, is going create a magical moment for everyone, regardless of their home state or country," said Dr Everett McCorvey, whose company, Global Creative Connection, is producing the ceremonies. "Wynonna represents but one of many different genres to be showcased in our ceremonies, and we are so honored to have her." Additional entertainment acts for Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be announced throughout the spring.
Wynonna Judd, a five-time Grammy Award winning artist, first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judds. On top of that, she also holds multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA in excess of 30 million units sold for albums released throughout her illustrious 25-year career. In addition to her musical achievements, Wynonna became a New York Times best-selling author in 2005 with the release of her autobiography, Coming Home to Myself.
She recently announced she plans to reunite with her mother, Naomi, for a final Judds tour in 2010. She is also presently touring in support of her seventh solo studio album, Sing: Chapter 1.