Naomi Judd

Inside Biography


Naomi Judd is an American country music singer, activist, and a songwriter.  Judd rose to fame when she collaborated with her daughter Wynonna Judd and created a history with a band named ‘The Judd’. Similarly, she has also done several charities and also worked as an actress, activist, and a social worker.

Early Life

Naomi Judd was born on 11 January 1946 in Ashland, Kentucky. She is a proud daughter of Charles Glen Judd who owned a gas station and Pauline who was a housewife. She became a mother at a very young age and we can say that she officially began her career after the birth of her first children. 

The Judd

Along with daughter, Naomi Judd formed the highly successful singing duo named ‘The Judds’ as country’s most famous mother-daughter team. ‘The Judds’ became a music sensation earning 20 top 10 hits. They actually received six Grammys including Country Song of the Year for ‘Love Can Build A Bridge’.

In the year 1991, after selling more than Twenty million albums, ‘The Judds’ journey was stopped after Naomi Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. The mother-daughter duo also launched a farewell tour, which was the industry’s top-grossing tour for that year.

Motivational Speaker, Activist, and Actress

In 1991, Naomi Judd created the Naomi Judd Education and Research Fund to raise awareness of Hepatitis C and uses one of her own experiences as spokesperson for ‘American Liver Foundation’. The same year, she made her acting debut in the film ‘A Holiday Romance’ alongside Gerald McRaney and Andy Griffith.

Naomi Judd and Wynonna again came together for a New Year’s Eve concert in Phoenix and in 2000, she embarked on their ‘’Power to Change’ tour. She also began hosting ‘Naomi’s New Morning’ which was a talk show that aired on the Hallmark Channel. Similarly, in 2008, she joined a television reality-competition series ‘Can You Duet’ as a mentor and judge.

Personal Life

Naomi Judd first married Michael Ciminella in 1963. She gave birth to her first daughter Wynonna Judd at the very young age of 18. She again became a mother of second children Ashley, who is currently a famous movie and stage actress.

After the divorce with her first husband, she raised her children alone and  married Larry Strickland in 1983. However, that marriage did not last long and in 2014 the pair separated. Currently, her relationship status is single and she does not have a boyfriend.

Net Worth

The net worth of Naomi Judd is estimated to be around $25 million dollars and all of her net worth is as a result of her successful music career. 

by Bchrome, 13 Sep, 2016

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