Naomi Judd Honored by Daughters Ashley and Wynonna During Tearful Country Music Hall of Fame Induction
Naomi Judd was honored by her daughters at the Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday—just one day after her untimely death.
"My momma loved you so much, and she appreciated your love for her and I'm sorry that she couldn't hang on until today," a teary Ashley Judd told the audience. "Your esteem for her and regard for her really penetrated her heart, and it was your affection for her that did keep her going in these last few years."
Ashley and her sister Wynonna requested that the medallion ceremony proceed as scheduled despite the tragic death of their mother at the age of 76.
"I didn't prepare anything tonight because I knew mom would probably talk the most," Wynonna said. "I'm gonna make this fast, because my heart's broken, and I feel so blessed. It's a very strange dynamic, to be this broken and this blessed."
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Naomi and Wynonna comprised the Grammy-winning country act The Judds. The mother-daughter duo was just a few months away from their highly anticipated farewell tour when the matriarch lost her batter with severe depression and anxiety.
"Though my heart's broken, I will continue to sing, because that's what we do," Wynonna told the audience.
The sisters concluded their remarks with a recitation of Psalm 23.
Our hearts go out to the Judd family and their legion of devoted fans.