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 dying on Saturday in a press release offered to The Associated Press.
“Today we sisters skilled a tragedy. We misplaced our stunning mom to the illness of psychological sickness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we liked her, she was liked by her public. We are in unknown territory.” The assertion didn’t elaborate additional.
The Judds had been to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday they usually 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 identified Naomi Judd with hepatitis.
The Judds’ hits included “Love Can Build a Bridge” in 1990,“Mama He’s Crazy” in 1984, “Why Not Me” in 1984,“Turn It Loose” in 1988, “Girls Night Out” in 1985, “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain” in 1986 and “Grandpa” in 1986.
Originally 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.
TheJuddslaunched six studio albums and an EP between 1984 and 1991 and received 9 Country Music Association Awards and 7 from the Academy of Country 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. Because Naomi was so younger wanting, 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 Girls,” ″Double Jeopardy” and “Heat.”
Naomi Judd can be survived by her husband and fellow singer, Larry Strickland, who was a backup singer for Elvis Presley.