Country singer Naomi Judd dies at 76

Naomi Judd arrives for the 2008 CMT Awards at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville April 14, 2008. The country singer died April 30 at the age of 76. Photo by Frederick Breedon/UPI

ASHLAND, Ky., April 30, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — County music singer Naomi Judd has died at age 76.

The death of Judd, who formed The Judds with his daughter Naomi, was confirmed by the actor’s daughter Ashley in a Tweeter.

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our mother-in-law to mental illness. We are broken. We navigate deep mourning and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her audience. We are in uncharted territory.

Judd was born on January 11, 1946, in Ashland, Kentucky, where her father owned a gas station.

She attended nursing school in California to raise her daughters as a divorced parent.

Wynonna Judd (L) and Naomi Judd arrive at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI

She and her daughter Winona became country music’s most famous mother-daughter team, the Judds scored twenty Top 10 hits and won five Grammy Awards.

In 1991, after selling more than 20 million albums over seven years, the Judds disbanded when Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C, according to her Wikipedia biography. page.

The two reunited for occasional special projects and short tours.

Judd’s surprising death came just a day before she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with her daughter Wynonna. The Judds had a tour, titled “The Final Tour”, which was scheduled to begin in September.

The Judds’ greatest hits include “Girls’ night,” “Have mercy,” “Let me tell you about love” “Give a little love,” and “Mom, he’s crazy.”

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