I’ve just read the sad news of the passing of country music star Naomi Judd at the age of 76.
With her daughter Wynnona at her side, ‘The Judds’ became a dominating force in the country music charts from 1983 until they officially disbanded, due to Naomi’s ill health, in December 1991. Their trademark angelic harmonies (akin to a female version of the Everly’s) brought them fame with 5 Grammys and 9 Country Music Association Awards.
Very sadly, Naomi passed on one day before The Judds were due to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame today (Sunday).
Naomi remained very proud of her two daughters; Wynnona Judd continues as a solo Country performer, and Ashley Judd as a Hollywood actress.
The Judds were the first country music act to catch my attention in the mid-1980s. Rest peacefully Naomi, and thank you for the music you brought into my, and many others’ lives.