Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: January 11, 1946 - Naomi 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. Naomi married Larry Strickland in 1989.
CHARLES F. FABER, Entry Author
Selected Sources from UK Libraries:
Judd, Naomi. Love Can Build a Bridge. 1st ed. New York: Villard, 1993. Print.
ML420.J87 A3 1992, Specical Collections Research Center
Judd, Naomi., and Dan Andreasen. Naomi Judd's Guardian Angels. 1st ed. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000. Print.
PS3560.U36 N36 2000, Special Collections Research Center - Childrens Books