Naomi Judd

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Naomi Judd
  • Birth Name: Diana Ellen Judd
  • Birth Place: Ashland, KY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/11/1946, Capricorn
  • Profession: Country singer
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Naomi Judd Fast Facts:
  • Gave birth to her first daughter, Wynonna, the week of her high-school graduation.
  • Worked as a nurse before starting her career in entertainment.
  • After divorcing her first husband, she moved her family from Los Angeles to Kentucky because "the kids were starting to think Hollywood was normal." 
  • In 1983, took daughter Wynonna to a live audition for the RCA Nashville record executives, who signed them to a record deal within an hour.
  • Along with daughter Wynonna, became the first female country act to found their own booking agency.
  • Took a hiatus from performing professionally in 1991 after being diagnosed with hepatitis C and founded the Naomi Judd Research Fund. In 2000, she told Larry King that she was cured.
  • In April 2011, said of daughter Ashley Judd's memoir, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, that she would one day get around to reading it since she wanted to "honor her [daughter's] reality."
  • Has authored more than 10 books on such topics as cooking, aging and her struggles with hepatitis C.
  • Naomi Judd Relationships:
  • Ashley Judd - Daughter
  • Wynonna - Daughter
  • Charles Glen Judd - Father
  • Charles Jordan - Ex-significant Other
  • Michael Ciminella - Ex-husband
  • Larry Strickland - Ex-husband
  • Brian Judd - Brother
  • Pauline Judd Rideout - Mother
  • Naomi Judd Awards:
  • 1991 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1986 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1991 Grammy: Best Country Song - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1988 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner

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