The Judds

The Judds were one of the most successful country duos of the twentieth century, earning five Grammy Awards and multiple platinum certifications during their first decade together. The group was formed in 1983 by Wynonna Judd and her mother, Naomi Judd, both of whom were natives of Ashland, Kentucky. Moving to Nashville, The Judds released their full-length debut album, Why Not Me, in 1984. "Mama He's Crazy" reached Number 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart that same year, becoming the first of The Judds' 14 chart-topping hits. Why Not Me also reached Number 1, as did three additional singles: "Girls' Night Out," "Love is Alive," and the title track. A second album, Rockin' With The Rhythm, returned The Judds to Number 1 in 1985. Rockin' with the Rhythm earned the singers four more chart-topping hits, confirming The Judds' reputation as one of the decade's biggest acts. Wynonna and Naomi released two platinum-selling albums, Heartland and Christmas Time with the Judds, in 1987, then charted two more Number 1 singles with 1989's gold-selling River of Time. After returning to platinum status with 1990's Love Can Build a Bridge, though, the band broke up, with Wynonna launching an acclaimed solo career and Naomi focusing on her heath in the wake of a hepatitis C diagnosis. Wynonna Judd's solo debut, Wynonna, arrived in 1992 and sold more than five million copies, making it the most successful release from the Judds family. She continued releasing music as a solo artist for decades. Meanwhile, The Judds reunited sporadically and briefly returned to the Top 40 with a one-off single, "Stuck in Love," which reached Number 26 in 2000. More than two decades later, the duo announced plans for their final tour, although Naomi's suicide on April 30, 2022, brought the tour to a halt. Naomi, who was 76 years old when she passed, was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside Wynonna one day later.

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