Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning team ‘The Judds‘ and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has passed on.
The Judds were named the top vocal couple by the Academy of Country Music seven years straight from 1984 to 1990.
Naomi Judd, who with her daughter Wynonna founded the powerful pair ‘The Judds’, one of country music’s most famous entertainers, has passed on at 76 years.
Naomi passed on from mental illness, as affirmed by the sisters.
“We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
Harking back to the 1980s-1990s, ‘The Judds’ had a line of fruitful singles, and in 1994, they produced a group collection of 12 songs that topped the U.S charts, including Grammy-winning hits Why Not Me, Mama He’s Crazy, and Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days).
Naomi Judd was only 17 years of age when she brought forth her firstborn little girl, Christina Ciminella, who took her dad’s last name, Michael.
After Naomi and her better half parted in 1972, their daughter changed her name to Wynonna Judd. Naomi acquired guardianship of Wynonna, Now 57, and the two broadly shown each other to perform music while trying to earn barely enough to take care of herself.
The ‘Judds’ also won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group from 1985 to 1992, including– Give A Little Love and Love Can Build a Bridge – the latter of which earned songwriter Naomi another Grammy for Country Song of the Year.