Naomi Judd Remembered On What Would Have Been Her 77th Birthday: ‘Miss You’

Naomi Judd is being remembered on what would have been her 77th Birthday.  Fans of The Judds’ singer, as well…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 11, 2023

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The Judds’ Naomi Judd; Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for CMT

Naomi Judd is being remembered on what would have been her 77th Birthday. 

Fans of The Judds’ singer, as well as her daughter, Wynonna Judd, shared heartfelt posts on social media on Wednesday in remembrance of the iconic entertainer.  

“Our beautiful mother. 🤍 #happybirthday,” Wynonna wrote alongside a photo of herself, Naomi and Ashley Judd.

“Miss you @thenaomijudd!,” Tanya Tucker shared. “Sending my love to Wy, Ashley, Larry and your team. I’m sure they also miss you so much too!Happy Heavenly Birthday! ❤️❤️❤️”

A message from the official The Judds social media accounts also paid tribute Naomi. 

“Remembering the “Queen of Everything” on what would have been her 77th birthday. 👑” the post reads. ”With her unshakeable creative drive & unmistakable harmonies, Naomi was a force in not only country music but American pop culture as a whole. Join us in sending the Judd family your LOVE as we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Naomi Judd! 🤍”

Fans flocked to the comments section to remember the late Country Music Hall of Famer on her “heavenly birthday.” 

Naomi Judd passed away at the age of 76 on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Her death shocked the country music community.

Her passing was revealed on social media in a statement from her daughters. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement read. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”

The Judds; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS
The Judds; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS

The unfortunate news came just weeks after Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd reunited for a performance of “Love Can Build A Bridge” at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.

Re-live The Judds’ Final Performance

The mother-daughter duo earned 14 No. 1 hits during their career that spanned nearly three decades, including “Love Can Build a Bridge,” “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” “Turn It Loose,” “Girls Night Out,” “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain” and “Grandpa.”

The Judds toured in the ’80s where they had a catalog of twenty Top 10 hits, 20 million-plus albums sold, a combined 16 Gold, Platinum, and multi-Platinum albums, and The Judds Greatest Hits.

The Judds; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
The Judds; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Since launching their career in 1983, the duo went on to release six studio albums and an EP. The superstar pair have also won several awards, including nine CMA Awards, seven Academy Of Country Music Awards and five GRAMMY Awards for hits like “Why Not Me” and “Give A Little Love.”

After rising to fame, the iconic country duo broke up in 1991 after Doctors diagnosed Naomi with hepatitis c.

In addition to her celebrated music career, Naomi was also an actress, having appeared in several TV movies and TV series.

Wynonna and Ashley Judd; Photos by Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Wynonna and Ashley Judd; Photos by Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

On May 1, 2022 Wynonna Judd accepted the high honor of The Judds being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with her sister, Ashley, by her side. During their appearance at the event, the sisters paid tribute to their late mother with a tearful speech and by reciting a biblical verse.

Naomi’s memory will live on as Wynonna is set to embark on The Judds: The Final Tour 2023. The trek is a celebration of the legacy of The Judds and launched following the passing of Naomi in 2022.

The 2023 leg of the tour kicks off on January 26 in Hershey, Pennsylvania and runs through February 25, 2023, in Hollywood, Florida. Martina McBride, Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Tanya Tucker will also join her on the tour.

“I am so humbled by every artist that has come to sing with me on this tour,” Wynonna previously shared. ”They’ve all managed to bring something so unique to The Judds music and I can say that no two shows are the same. It has been so life-giving!”

Additional details about the upcoming tour can be found HERE.

Wynonna; Photo Courtesy CMA
Wynonna; Photo Courtesy CMA

The Judds: The Final Tour 2023 Dates

Jan. 26 — Hershey, Pa. @ GIANT Center*

Jan. 28 — Bridgeport, Conn. @ Total Mortgage Arena*

Jan. 29 — Worcester, Mass. @ DCU Center*

Feb. 2 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center^

Feb. 3 — Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Center^

Feb. 4 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Chaifetz Arena^

Feb. 9 — Omaha, Ne. @ CHI Health Center Omaha#

Feb. 10 — Moline, Ill. @ Vibrant Arena at THE MARK#

Feb. 11 — Dayton, Ohio @ WSU Nutter Center#

Feb. 16 — Greenville S.C. @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena!

Feb. 17 — Fairfax, Va. @ EagleBank Arena!

Feb. 18 — Charleston, W. Va. @ Charleston Coliseum!

Feb. 23 — Savannah, Ga. @ Enmarket Arena~

Feb. 24. — Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena~

Feb. 25 — Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood~

* Ashley McBryde

^ Kelsea Ballerini

# Little Big Town

! Tanya Tucker

~ Brandi Carlile

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.