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Naomi Judd

Naomi Judd, a member of the Grammy award-winning country music vocal duo The Judds, died April 30 at age 76.

Judd, a Kentucky native and the mother of singer Wynonna Judd and actress Ashley Judd, appeared on KET’s One to One with Bill Goodman in 2014 to discuss her upbringing, career, activism, and other topics. The Judds were also featured in the 2019 Ken Burns PBS documentary “Country Music” as one of the most successful duos in history.

One to One: Naomi Judd

Singer/songwriter, performer, and author Naomi Judd talks about her life and her recovery from a near-death medical experience.

Country Music: The Judds Ease Tensions with Music

Naomi Judd was a divorced mother of two strong-willed daughters when she decided to move back home to Kentucky in 1976. Living was simple and isolated, and 12-year-old Wynonna was soon bored out of her mind. After Naomi handed her a guitar, they began harmonizing together. The music duo quickly learned that, even though they couldn’t always talk to each other, they could sing together.