This weekend at the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony in Nashville, TN for the class of 2021, emotions were running high as The Judds were inducted not more than 24 hours after the death of Naomi Judd.
Wynonna was there to accepted the honor, along with her sister Ashley Judd.
In her speech Wynonna said, “I didn’t prepare anything tonight because I knew Mom would probably talk the most.”
As Wy paused and looked up as a signal to her mom, the crowd on hand at the ceremony reacted a combination of laughter and applause, with Wynonna continuing “I’m going to make this fast…because my hearts broken and I feel so blessed and it’s a very strange dynamic to be this broken and this blessed.”
Ashley, Naomi’s other daughter, also gave an emotional speech that thanked the fans for the love they gave her mother, “My momma loved you so much, and she appreciated your love for her, and I’m sorry she couldn’t hang on until today. Your esteem for her, and your regard for her, really penetrated her heart, and it was your affection for her that did keep her going in these last years.”
Ashley also acknowledged her sister Wynonna as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) “And while this is so much about The Judds as a duo, I want to take a moment to recognize my sister…a GOAT. You know what that means?” (crowd laughs and applauses)
Watch highlights of the The Judds’ induction to the Country Music Hall Of Fame
It was just a few weeks ago at the 2022 CMT Music Awards that Wynonna and Naomi gave their final performance as The Judds.
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