Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: May 30, 1964 - Wynonna Judd

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 From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -
The mother-daughter duo of country music singers known as Naomi and Wynonna Judd were both born in Ashland, Kentucky. Naomi was born on January 11, 1946, to Glen and Polly Judd, who named her Diana. She married Michael Ciminella; their daughter, Christina (who sings as Wynonna Judd) was born on May 30, 1964. In 1968 the family moved to Hollywood. After the Ciminellas' marriage ended, mother and daughter returned briefly to Kentucky. They lived in San Francisco before moving to the Nashville area in 1979, where Naomi worked as a nurse. The father of one of her patients arranged an audition with RCA records for her and her daughter in 1983. Known as the Judds, the two won the Country Music Association's Horizon award in 1984 and Record Of The Year in 1985, and they won Grammys in 1985 and 1986. 
Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Judd, Wynonna, and Patsi Bale. Cox. Coming Home to Myself. New York: New American Library, 2005. Print.
ML420.J872 A3 2005, Special Collections Research Center
Feiler, Bruce S. Dreaming out Loud : Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, Wade Hayes, and the Changing Face of Nashville. 1st ed. New York: Avon, 1998. Print.
ML394 .F42 1998, Special Collections Research Center
Judds. Greatest Hits. Nashville, TN: Curb Records, 2004.
CD8905, Fine Arts Media Center

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