- Naomi Judd was an American singer and recipient of five Grammy Awards and nine Country Music Association awards.
- Naomi died of a self-inflicted firearm.
- The Judds were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2022.
Five Grammy Award Winner, Naomi Judd, was an American Singer and Singer. Naomi was born on January 11, 1946. Naomi was eighteen when she gave birth to her daughter, Wynonna Judd. Later they both formed a duo band called The Judds and won many nominations.
The Judds began to sing as a Duo in 1979 before they signed a contract with RCA Nashville in 1983. The Judds first extended play (EP), Wynonna & Naomi, song, “Mama He’s Crazy,” made a consecutive number one in mid-1984. Following the year, they won a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. After an introductory EP came the first studio album, Why Not Me, on October 15, 1984. Moreover, the lead single earned The Judds another Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1986. The century-old tradition ended with the 1992 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for a song called Love Can Build A Bridge.
Naomi Judd, born Diana Ellen Judd, was the daughter of gas station owner Charles Glen Judd and mother, Pauline Ruth. In 1965, Naomi’s brother Brain died of leukemia. After moving out from Ashland, Kentucky, Naomi attended nursing school at the College of Marin, California. Eventually, while attending nursing school, Naomi raised her two children alone.
1991 – Naomi Judd’s Health
In 1991, Naomi got diagnosed with Hepatitis C, which marked her exit from The Judds. After her mother exited, Wynonna began her Solo career as a singer. Although, the mother-daughter duo did unite on occasions. Furthermore, In 2022, The Judds got inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
The Judds On The Oprah Winfrey Show
For the first time in 2010, The Judds appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Following a year, in April 2011, OWN- Oprah Winfrey Network gave them their reality series, The Judds. The series was based on Judd’s relationship as a mother and daughter.
April 30, 2022
In April 2022, The Judds, The Final Tour, was announced as a Reunion of Duo. The final date for the tour was September 30. However, before the concert could happen, Naomi died by suicide on April 30.
Talking about her mother, Ashley Judd, the second daughter of Naomi, said that her mother suffered from mental health problems and that she died of a “Firearm.” Further, she said, “she wants to raise awareness of the same.” “…died of a self-inflicted firearm wound,” says Ashley. “… wanted to share the truth about our mother’s death ourselves then from a second source.”
Naomi Judd had long been struggling with depression accompanied by anxiety, panic attacks, and suicidal thoughts.
Naomi Judd was a legend and American icon. Her journey with her first daughter, Wynonna, whom she had with her ex-boyfriend Jordan became iconic and memorable. After her death, she got inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration, a memorial, was broadcast from the Ryman Auditorium and was hosted by Robin Roberts.
Naomi Judd was a recipient of five Grammy Awards and nine Country Music Association awards.
If you find anyone suffering from mental health problems and suicidal thoughts reaches out on the number and website below:
USA Suicide Prevention Helpline number: 988
USA Suicide Prevention Website: https://988lifeline.org/