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Naomi Judd, matriarch of The Judds, dies at 76

Naomi Judd, matriarch of The Judds, dies at 76

Wynonna and Ashley Judd introduced in a press release that their mom, Naomi Judd, has died. The sisters mentioned they’re “shattered” and “navigating profound grief.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn — Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mom of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76.

The daughters introduced her loss of life on Saturday in a press release offered to The Related Press.

“At the moment we sisters skilled a tragedy. We misplaced our stunning mom to the illness of psychological sickness,” the assertion mentioned. “We’re shattered. We’re navigating profound grief and know that as we beloved her, she was beloved by her public. We’re in unknown territory.” The assertion didn’t elaborate additional.

The Judds had been to be inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame on Sunday and so they had simply introduced an enviornment tour to start within the fall, their first tour collectively in over a decade.

The mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. 1 songs in a profession that spanned almost three a long time. After rising to the highest of nation music, they referred to as it quits in 1991 after medical doctors recognized Naomi Judd with hepatitis.

The Judds’ hits included “Love Can Construct a Bridge” in 1990,“Mama He’s Loopy” in 1984, “Why Not Me” in 1984,“Flip It Unfastened” in 1988, “Women Evening Out” in 1985, “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain” in 1986 and “Grandpa” in 1986.

Initially from Kentucky, Naomi was working as a nurse when she and Wynonna began singing collectively professionally. Their distinctive harmonies, along with components of acoustic music, bluegrass and blues, made them stand out within the style on the time.

The Judds launched six studio albums and an EP between 1984 and 1991 and received 9 Nation Music Affiliation Awards and 7 from the Academy of Nation Music. They earned a complete of 5 Grammy Awards collectively on hits like “Why Not Me” and “Give A Little Love.”

The Judds sang about household, the idea in marriage and the advantage of constancy. As a result of Naomi was so younger trying, the 2 had been mistaken for sisters early of their profession.

Daughter Ashley Judd is an actor identified for her roles in such motion pictures as “Kiss the Women,” ″Double Jeopardy” and “Warmth.”

Naomi Judd can also be survived by her husband and fellow singer, Larry Strickland, who was a backup singer for Elvis Presley.

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