Naomi Judd Gets Tributes From Daughters Wynonna & Ashley At Country Music Hall of Fame Ceremony
After the singer, Naomi Judd passed away after a battle with depression just one day before her mother-daughter duo The Judds was going to be honored in the Country Music Hall of Fame, heartfelt tributes have been pouring in for the late singer and her family as they come to grips with the tragic news.
Naomi’s daughter and second-half of The Judds, Wynonna Judd, gave an emotional statement about her mother during her induction into the Hall of Fame. “I didn’t prepare anything tonight because I knew mom would probably talk the most,” she began. “I’m gonna make this fast, because my heart’s broken, and I feel so blessed. It’s a very strange dynamic to be this broken and this blessed… Though my heart’s broken, I will continue to sing, because that’s what we do.”
Dolly Parton also reflected on her friendship with Naomi in a statement online where she said, “Naomi and I were close. We were very similar. We were the same age and both Capricorns. We loved big hair, makeup and music. I have always loved Ashley, Wynonna, and Naomi.”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) May 2, 2022
Not only was she set to receive this honor, but Naomi was also supposed to be touring with Wynonna in a ten-show tour this fall. Her death was shocking, but Judd has been open about her longtime struggles with depression and anxiety. No details were given about the nature of her death besides her daughter’s tweeting, “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.”
Other country music stars including Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Travis Titt also wrote about the tragedy and the impact Naomi Judd had on the genre.
Country music lost a true legend…sing with the angels, Naomi!!! We’re all sending up prayers for the Judd family today…
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) April 30, 2022
Rest In Peace, Naomi Judd. Honored to have witnessed “Love Can Build a Bridge” just a few short weeks ago. 🤍😔
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) April 30, 2022
This is heartbreaking news! Naomi Judd was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. I had the honor of working with her in movies and numerous musical events. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to her family. https://t.co/ONRL9Q29om
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 30, 2022
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