Hailing from the Appalachian foothills of Ashland, Ky., mother and daughter duo, The Judds, were first discovered by RCA label head Joe Galante in 1983 after landing a spot on WSM-TV’s “The Ralph Emery Show.” They made their chart debut by the end of the year with “Had A Dream (For The Heart),” and the two were on their way to a history-making career. For the rest of the 1980’s, each single from The Judds released by RCA went to the Billboard Top 10, with 14 hits going all the way to number one. The Judds embarked on their “Farewell Tour” in 1991 after Naomi’s diagnosis of Hepatitis C forced her to retire from the road. Wynonna launched a successful solo career with her self-titled 5x multi-platinum debut album. Her first three singles also reached No.1 on the country charts and has become a country icon in her own right. Naomi focused on her health, beating the disease, writing several New York Times best-selling books and becoming a popular motivational speaker.
Five-time GRAMMY®, nine-time CMA and seven-time ACM Award-winning iconic duo, The Judds, will receive a star on the world's most famous walkway, The Hollywood Walk of Fame. "After 37 years, I still find myself amazed! What a journey it has been so far. Thankful to still be included," said Wynonna Judd. "Many years ago before moving to Nashville, we lived in Hollywood. It was a very hard time. I could barely pay the rent and keep food on the table for Ashley, Wynonna and myself. Walking down Hollywood Boulevard, and seeing those stars under my feet, it just never occurred to me that our names would one day be on a Star with all of those famous people. It’s surreal to even imagine it now. I’m thrilled that we have been given such amazing recognition," Naomi Judd shared.
A fresh, crisp acoustic sound with undeniable harmonies surged across country radio stations 35 years ago when The Judds first single, "Have A Dream (For The Heart)," peaked at No. 17 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs in 1984. Country music's sonic landscape changed after that. This years marks The Judds 35th anniversary of unparalleled success – a feat Naomi Judd opens up about in the January 21 issue of Woman's World, on newsstands today.
Naomi Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, Bellamy Brothers and Phil Vassar React to Passing of Former US President George H.W. Bush
Country artists reflect on performing and meeting Former US President George H.W. Bush.