Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony to Proceed Following Naomi Judd’s Death

Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony to Proceed Following Naomi Judd’s Death

The Country Music Hall of Fame will go on with its medallion ceremony as planned Sunday night (May 1) in Nashville following the death on Saturday (April 30) of Naomi Judd, who, along with her daughter Wynonna, was set to be inducted as The Judds.

Wynonna Judd is expected to attend the ceremony.

“The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum joins family and fans in grieving the sudden loss of Naomi Judd. Following the wishes of the Judd family, the museum will move forward with the Medallion Ceremony on Sunday, May 1, with Wynonna planning on being in attendance,” said the Hall in a statement.

The other inductees are Eddie Bayers, who played on many of the Judds’ records, Ray Charles and Pete Drake. 

The public red carpet arrivals have been canceled.

Naomi Judd died on Saturday from “the disease of mental illness,” according to a statement Wynonna and her sister Ashley Judd released to The Associated Press.  The Judds were also planning a new fall tour, their first outing in more than a decade.

On Sunday, they will be honored as the most successful female duo in country music. They earned five Grammy Awards and 14 No. 1s on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, including “Mama, He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me” and “Girls Night Out.”

The duo stopped touring in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C. She had also been open over the years about her bouts of depression.

Naomi and Wynonna last performed together on the April 11th CMT Music Awards, singing “Love Can Build a Bridge” with a gospel choir.

 

 

Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony to Proceed Following Naomi Judd’s Death The Country Music Hall of Fame will go on with its medallion ceremony as planned Sunday night (May 1) in Nashville following the death on Saturday (April 30) of Naomi Judd, who, along with her daughter Wynonna, was set to be inducted as…