She was one half of The Judds. Naomi Judd has died, her daughter Ashley Judd said on Saturday. She was 88. The woman was 76.
For songs like "Mama He's Crazy" and "Love Can Build a Bridge," the Judds are best known. The group won five Grammys, nine CMA awards, and seven ACM awards.
With "powerful" leads and acoustic accompaniments, the Country Music Hall of Fame said that The Judds had "distinctive harmony." Their music also had elements of "traditional folk, blues and family harmony," the hall said.
The Judds' last show was at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. Judd died the day before she was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
"Today, our sisters had a tragedy happen," it said. People who have mental illnesses don't live as long as they used to. We have been smashed. Grieving, we know that as much as we loved her, she was loved by the people who knew her. We are in a new place.
It was confirmed by her husband that Naomi died in the Nashville area. Larry Strickland said no more information would be released about the star's death. The statement was made by her husband.
The Judds had just performed at the CMT Awards, were going on an arena tour in the fall of 2022, and were going to join the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1.
What was Naomi's worth when she died?
Naomi Judd Net Worth
Given her remarkable career, it's unsurprising that Naomi Judd was worth $25 million at the time of her death.
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Naomi and her daughter Wynonna released six studio albums as The Judds between 1983 and 1991, according to PBS. They achieved a total of 14 No. 1 hits during that time span, with the most famous songs being "Mama, He's Crazy," "Why Not Me," "Turn It Loose," and "Love Can Build a Bridge."
Ashley Judd, Naomi's younger daughter, did not follow in her mother's and sister's musical footsteps. Rather than that, Ashley attended the University of Kentucky and later achieved fame as a film actor and activist.
Despite their success, the Judds' tale is not joyful, with numerous dark secrets the family attempted to conceal, including Ashley being sexually abused and contemplating suicide, Wynonna's husband getting arrested for child sexual assault and battery, and Naomi's battles with severe depression.