05/03/22 - Naomi Judd, Of Grammy-Winning Duo The Judds, Dies At 76
The Judds were an American country music duo composed of lead vocalist Wynonna Judd and her mother, Naomi Judd. The duo signed to RCA Nashville in 1983 and released six studio albums between then and 1991. The Judds were one of the most successful acts in country music history, winning five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and nine Country Music Association awards. They also charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including fourteen that went to number one. After eight successful years as a duo, the Judds ceased performing in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Wynonna began a highly successful solo career soon after, although she and her mother reunited on multiple occasions.
Naomi Judd died on April 30, 2022, nineteen days after the final performance of The Judds and a day before the duo's induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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