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Naomi Judd’s life and career

Naomi Judd performs during Day 2 of the Stagecoach Festival on May 3, 2008 in Indio, California.

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Updated at 12.13 ET, Sunday, May 1, 2022

Naomi Judd performs during Day 2 of the Stagecoach Festival on May 3, 2008 in Indio, California.

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Country music legend Naomi Judd – one half of the duo The Judds – has died, her daughter Ashley Judd announced on Saturday. She was 76.

The Judds are best known for hits like “Mama He’s Crazy” and “Love Can Build a Bridge”. The duo received a total of five Grammy Awards, nine CMA Awards and seven ACM Awards.

The Country Music Hall of Fame described The Judds’ music as having “distinctive harmonies” with “powerful” lead vocals and acoustic accompaniment with elements of “traditional folk, blues and family harmony.”

Judds ‘last appearance was at the CMT Music Awards 2022, and Judds’ death came the day before she was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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