Naomi Judd's haunting final performance as she's inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame just a day after death

Naomi Judd's haunting final performance as she's inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame just a day after death

NAOMI Judd’s haunting last performance has come to light following the  star’s death.

The Judds reunited last month to perform their first awards show performance in two decades at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.




They took to the stage to perform the ballad Love Can Build a Bridge.

The appearance proved to be their last following the tragic news mom Naomi Judd died Saturday at the age of 76.

Love Can Build a Bridge was a Top 5 hit in 1990.

At the awards show, Naomi and daughter Wynonna performed the song, singing face-to-face on an outdoor stage in front of Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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The famed institution was to induct them as members today, although the ceremony is currently set to proceed as planned.

Love Can Build a Bridge, which was taken from the duo’s album of the same name, is synonymous with the Judds.

It was co-written by Naomi with Paul Overstreet and John Barlow Jarvis.

The performance was taped before the April 11 broadcast with the mom and daughter duo backed by a choir in white robes.

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The Judds were one of country’s most popular duos with a string of hits to their name, including Love Can Build a Bridge in 1990, Mama He’s Crazy in 1984, Why Not Me in 1984, Turn It Loose in 1988, Girls Night Out in 1985, Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain in 1986 and Grandpa in 1986.

The mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades.

After rising to the top of country music, they called it quits in 1991 after doctors diagnosed Naomi Judd with hepatitis.

Following their CMT Awards reunion, the Judds announced a new arena tour that was set to be their official farewell.

The Final Tour, as it was called, had been due to start on September 30 and continue through October with a final show in Nashville.

Sadly though, Naomi’s family broke the tragic news Saturday she had died from "the disease of mental illness", a statement said.

Daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd said: “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness.

“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.”

The statement did not elaborate further on her cause of death.

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The Judds released six studio albums and an EP between 1984 and 1991 and won nine Country Music Association Awards and seven from the Academy of Country Music.

Naomi Judd is also survived by her husband and fellow singer, Larry Strickland, who was a backup singer for Elvis Presley. They married in 1989.


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