19 Facts About Naomi Judd


The Judds ceased performing in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis; while Wynonna continued to perform as a solo artist, she occasionally reunited with her mother for tours as The Judds.


Naomi Judd died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 30,2022, the day before she and Wynonna were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.


Naomi Judd was born to Pauline Ruth "Polly" and Charles Glen Naomi Judd on January 11,1946, in Ashland, Kentucky.


Naomi Judd's father owned a gas station and her mother was a riverboat cook.


Naomi Judd's brother Brian died of leukemia in 1965 at the age of 17; Naomi Judd's first child, Christina Claire Ciminella, was born when Judd was 18.


When she reverted to her maiden name following her divorce, she took the opportunity to change her name, Diana, which she did not think fit "her own spiritual, rural Kentucky conception of her true heritage", and decided to pay homage to the Biblical figure Naomi Judd, finding resonance in her story of moving to another land and eventually being left without a husband raising two women.


Naomi Judd won a Country Song of the Year Grammy for writing "Love Can Build a Bridge".

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The Judds broke up soon after Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1991.


Naomi Judd received the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement in 1993.


Naomi Judd continued to act, and in 1999 she starred as Lily Waite in the film A Holiday Romance.


From 2003 to 2004, Naomi Judd judged the revamped version of Star Search hosted by Arsenio Hall.


Naomi Judd began Naomi's New Morning, a Sunday morning talk show on the Hallmark Channel, in 2005.


Naomi Judd was the author of several self-help books, including Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully: Facts, Myths, and Good News for Boomers.


Naomi Judd joined a new television reality-competition series Can You Duet, as a judge and mentor in 2008.


Naomi Judd starred alongside actress Laura Prepon in the 2011 Lifetime television movie The Killing Game.


Naomi Judd competed with her husband, Larry Strickland, in the first season of the Fox Broadcasting reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules in 2017.


Naomi Judd married her second husband, Larry Strickland of the Palmetto State Quartet, on May 6,1989.


Naomi Judd made the revelation to help raise awareness of mental illness, which she hoped would help those suffering from it.


Naomi Judd said that she and the rest of the family wanted the manner of death to be shared by them rather than a secondhand source.