Loss of Naomi Judd

Loss of Naomi Judd


May 2nd, 2022


With the passing of Naomi Judd, Country music has lost an icon. Determination, grit, love, charm, hard working, entertainer — so many adjectives can be used to describe the woman from Kentucky who was determined to change her life and the life of her daughters for the better and along the way she became a Country Music Icon and now with her death, a legend. The mother-daughter duo known as The Judds began performing together professionally in the early ’80’s. Producing a string of hits including “Love Can Build A Bridge,” “Grandpa” and “Mama’s He’s Crazy,” Naomi and Wynonna sold more than 20 million records from 1981-1991 and along the way picked up 5 Grammys, countless other awards and honors and 14 # 1 songs. The duo came to an abrupt end when Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C The Judds ended on a high note. Their farewell tour was the top grossing act, and their farewell concert the most successful musical event in cable pay-per-view history. Wynonna would go on to become a successful solo act and Naomi beat Hep C then battled depression which she often said began when she stopped touring. But a Judds Tour was in the works for 2022 and at 76, Naomi knew it would be her final tour. Sadly, her death was the day before The Judds were to be inaugurated into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her daughters released a statement attributing Naomi’s death to mental illness — a battle with depression she did not win. But she did win the love of her fans around the world. She often would say:“My fans are my family of choice.” She loved them as much as they loved her. As we remember the life and legacy of Naomi Judd, and she did leave a legacy, perhaps her words say it best. “Try to be the best you can be and be all that you are.” Rest in peace, Naomi Judd.


  1. Dianne Dixon says:

    We lost one of the greats. Naomi Judd and it hurts. I listened to her songs, I read her books, I watched her interviews and I loved her. Rest in peace, beautiful lady. Your family of fans will always love you.

    Dianne Dixon
    Nashville, TN

  2. Mike Behind The Mic says:

    I am at a loss for words. We lost a very special lady. God speed Naomi Judd.

    Mike Behind The Mic

  3. Nicole Gray says:

    There are some entertainers in the industry who come along and make an impact on your life. Naomi Judd is one such entertainer. I admired her, was happy each time The Judds won an award and I was happy that they were finally going into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Truth be told, I thought they should have been in a decade or more ago. I send my most heartfelt condolences to her family. Even though she was 76, it was too soon. May she rest in peace and he memory be a blessing to us all.

    Nicole Gray
    New York, NY

  4. Butter Hayes says:

    Depression is a serious illness. It makes me so sad to know that Naomi Judd, a woman who inspired so many people, suffered from it. May she rest in peace.

    Butter Hayes
    Memphis, TN

  5. The Man in the Booth says:

    So sorry such a sweet and loving lady struggled with depression. Naomi Judd—you were so special in so many ways. Rest in peace.

    The Man in the Booth

  6. Bree Winter says:

    It is very hard to process the death of Naomi Judd. She brought so much joy to so many people, yet she could not find the joy for herself. Depression is a serious illness and affects many, many people. If some one you love is suffering from depression, please do everything you can to be there for them.

    Bree Winter
    Tallahassee, FL

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