What Happened to Naomi Judd?

What Happened to Naomi Judd
What Happened to Naomi Judd?

Naomi Judd became a household name in country music in the 1990s, when she began performing alongside her daughter, Wynonna Judd.

What Happened to Naomi Judd?

But Naomi wasn’t always famous; her life had many ups and downs before she became one of the most recognizable figures in country music history. Read on to learn more about Naomi’s life and career and how she came to be one of the most beloved singers of all time.

Who is Naomi Judd

Actress and singer Naomi Judd is an American treasure. The daughter of country legend, Dolly Parton, she has been honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. But who is she really?

Here are 10 things you might not know about her. . . . 1. She’s an Olympian: In 1984, at just 18 years old, Judd competed in women’s swimming for Team USA at Los Angeles Olympic Games in a special qualifying event for athletes under 19 years old.

Her Early Life

  • One of country music’s best-known performers, singer and songwriter Naomi Judd was born on December 11, 1946 in Ashland, Kentucky.
  • Her parents were Robert Lee and Bobbie Browne; her mother encouraged her love of music from an early age.
  • She began performing with her sister when she was just three years old.
  • After her father died in a car accident when she was eight years old, she and her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona.
  • She sang at church throughout high school while also taking voice lessons.

Her Career as a Musician Naomi Judd?

Beginning in 1973, Naomi Judd’s music career took off, with such hits as Love Is Alive and I Love You Still.

Her Career as a Musician Naomi Judd?
Her Career as a Musician Naomi Judd?

She was nominated for a CMA Award for Best Female Vocalist four times, and won once. She also received Grammy nominations in 1988 and 1995. Though she stepped back from music after her diagnoses, she continued to make new music on occasion until 2008. Her 2014 album is expected to be released sometime later in 2015.

Her Marriage

In 2013, she and husband Michael Ciminella had their first child together, daughter Ellery Walker. The following year, she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and told it would be curable if she had a liver transplant. Unfortunately for her, none of her family members were compatible. Friends immediately stepped in to help: country star Wynonna Judd opened up about her own Hepatitis C diagnosis and offered to give part of her liver; so did Janice Dickinson and Sharon Osbourne.

Drug Addiction, Rehabilitation and Death

Tragically, in 2011, just two years after her mother’s death, she died at age 54 of cardiac arrest due to drug abuse. She was laid to rest next to her mother in Hendersonville Memory Gardens cemetery.

SOURCE : Yasoquiz

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