Remembering Naomi Judd, country icon & matriarch of The Judds

Naomi’s daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd, announced the country star’s passing at age 76 on Saturday, April 30.

Matt Simeone
April 30, 2022

SiriusXM is sad to report that country music singer Naomi Judd, of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds, has died at the age of 76. Her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd, announced her passing in a statement posted Saturday on Ashley’s Instagram page.

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement said. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”

Join SiriusXM in honoring the country star with tributes throughout the day on Prime Country (Ch. 58) and The Highway (Ch. 56).

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In a career spanning nearly three decades, The Judds achieved 14 No. 1 songs. The mother-daughter duo were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, and they had just announced an arena tour to begin in the fall, their first tour together in over a decade.

Naomi Judd’s greatest hits can be heard on SiriusXM’s Prime Country, a channel dedicated to all things ’80s and ’90s country music. Check out more information about the channel here.