Naomi Judd Celebrity Watchlist

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.

Awards

  • 1985, 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
  • 1991, Grammy — Best Country Song: Winner
  • 1988, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1991, 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

Relationships

  • Larry Strickland — Ex-husband
  • Brian Judd — Brother
  • Wynonna — Daughter
  • Charles Glen Judd — Father
  • Pauline Judd Rideout — Mother
  • Charles Jordan — Ex-significant Other
  • Michael Ciminella — Ex-husband
  • Ashley Judd — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Diana Ellen Judd
  • Birth Place: Ashland, KY
  • Birthday: January 11, 1946, Capricorn
  • Profession: Country singer
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