It was an emotional scene as Naomi Judd’s daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, accepted the Country Music Hall of Fame induction amid tears.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One day after her loss of life at 76, nation star Naomi Judd has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in an emotional ceremony crammed with tears, music and laughter.
The evening’s 4 inductees included The Judds, Ray Charles, Eddie Bayers and Pete Drake. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and plenty of extra carried out their hit songs in the course of the ceremony on Sunday.
Judd’s daughters announced her death on Saturday, explaining in a press release that the nation music star died due to “the disease of mental illness.” Naomi and Wynonna Judd had been among the many hottest duos of the Eighties, scoring 14 No. 1 hits throughout their practically three-decade career.
Wynonna and Ashley Judd accepted the induction amid tears, holding onto one another and reciting a Bible verse collectively.
“I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today,” Ashley Judd mentioned of her mom to the group whereas crying. Wynonna Judd talked concerning the household gathering as they mentioned goodbye to her and he or she and Ashley Judd recited Psalm 23.
“Though my coronary heart is damaged I’ll proceed to sing,” Wynonna Judd mentioned.
Public pink carpet arrivals for the Sunday evening medallion ceremony had been canceled out of respect for Judd’s loss of life. Fans gathered exterior the museum anyway, drawn to a white floral bouquet exterior the doorway and a small framed picture of Naomi Judd beneath. A single rose was laid on the bottom.
The Judds had simply introduced an enviornment tour to start within the fall, their first tour collectively in over a decade. They additionally made a return to awards reveals once they performed at the CMT Music Awards earlier this month.
“Today we sisters skilled a tragedy. We lost our stunning mom to the illness of psychological sickness,” read the daughters’ Saturday statement. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we cherished her, she was cherished by her public. We are in unknown territory.” The assertion didn’t elaborate additional.
Naomi Judd died close to Nashville, Tennessee, mentioned a press release on behalf of her husband and fellow singer, Larry Strickland. It mentioned no additional particulars about her loss of life could be launched and requested for privateness because the household grieves.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.