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.
CMT to Air “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION” LIVE from Ryman Auditorium Commercial-Free on Sunday, May 15 at 6p/5c
CMT and Sandbox Live today announced “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION,” a LIVE celebration from Ryman Auditorium, in partnership with The Judds' family, to honor the extraordinary life and legacy of country music icon Naomi Judd. CMT will exclusively televise the public memorial service as a commercial-free special on Sunday, May 15th at 6p/5c.
So sad at the loss of my friend and music legend Naomi Judd. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. As a fellow Kentuckian, my hats off in honor of the [...]
The Women Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted country music icon and GRAMMY® winning songwriter Naomi Judd during its first ceremony at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The event paid homage to women whose body of work represents the best of heritage and legacy of modern American music. "It’s always gratifying when someone acknowledges your best efforts. I love expressing my deepest feelings as I did in writing 'Love Can Build A Bridge.' Not only was I being celebrated at this auspicious event in Washington, D.C., I was among other accomplished songwriters. It was fun to reconnect with Valerie Simpson of Ashford Simpson fame. A good time was had by all!" Naomi Judd shared.
Lifetime, the exclusive home of movies inspired by books from best-selling author V.C. Andrews, premieres the next movie series event, centered on the Landry Family, this March, beginning March 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with Ruby starring Naomi Judd (The Killing Game). Ruby also stars Crystal Fox (Big Little Lies), Gil Bellows (Patriot), Deborah Cox (Influence), twins Raechelle Banno (Pandora), Karina Banno (The Letdown) and Lauralee Bell (The Young and the Restless).
Tune in: Naomi Judd to Present During The American Humane Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel Oct. 19 at 8/7c
Six-time GRAMMY®, nine-time CMA and seven-time ACM Award-winning entertainer, Naomi Judd, will appear during the The American Humane Hero Dog Awards on the Hallmark Channel Monday, Oct. 19 at 8/7c. Naomi will present an award to service dog service dog Dolly Pawton and her handler. The American Humane Hero Dog Awards is an annual, nationwide competition that recognizes the heroes on both ends of the leash. Seven courageous canines will be featured, and only one dog will be awarded the 2020 American Hero Dog title. Annually, the event is a formal gala at the Beverly Hilton, but this year the event is virtual due to COVID-19. For more information and to donate, visit herodogawards.org.