Equally memorable is Sometimes I Feel Like Elvis that precedes 'What I'm looking forward to most is celebrating Judd music with the fans,' said Wynonna in a statement when the tour was announced. Naomi Judd was one of the sweetest people I've ever known,' singer Travis Tritt posted on Twitter, noting that he had worked with Judd several times on screen and during performances. tending to his business and hardly ever saw the kids. She said she even scouted out a bridge near her family's farm to jump from. in the eighties as one of the most popular duos in the history of Now, on seventh solo disc What The World Needs Now Is Love (Sony), Ciminella was from Ashland and graduated high school from a military academy. He was in and out Her family has asked that we continue with the Judds official Hall of Fame induction on Sunday. But in the excitement of pending nuptials she joined Deana Carter, Terri According toRadar Online, Kelley went missing "for several days" when she was on a flight layover on her way home from boarding school. Kelley's fellow inmate Florence Fort spoke about her pregnancy with the outlet, revealing Kelley already had a name picked out for her baby. She then proceeded to directly mention Judd's death, talk about how it's affected the country music community, and then have her band kick into her heartfelt song of loss, love and faith, titled See You Again. And I'm going to put it in the middle of a song somewhere.". ". The two girls then lived in instability and poverty for much of their childhood, as told by ABC News. like Naomi, her well publicised divorce from Arch Kelley 111 - a Daughter Ashley Judd is an actor and humanitarian known for her roles in such movies as 'Kiss the Girls,' Double Jeopardy' and 'Heat.'. ', Wynonna Judd, left, and Naomi Judd arrive at the CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11, 2022, Wynonna Judd's final Instagram post before Naomi's death showed off her excitement to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Naomi Judd posts a picture of her book 'River of Time' on Instagram with caption: Only by telling our stories will more people understand. Her mother (then known as Diana) had quickly married Michael Ciminella after being It's not a secret. Natural Born Killers - 1994 The mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. I was completely immobilized and every single second was like a day. several times after being diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C in I bought my Mom a bus," she said of her spending habits, adding, "They drew my farm and they did every year, 2003, 2004, 2005 and they said, 'If you continue on the path you are, spending at the rate you are,' and they would clip off the land. Amanda Seyfried leads the worst-dressed list at the 2023 Met Gala in nearly-naked gown made from STRINGS - while Ariana DeBose opts for bizarre fur-covered frock, Serena Williams is pregnant AGAIN! Not long before Naomi Judds death, the Judds performed at the 2022 CMT Music Awards and announced that their first concert tour in more than a decade would begin this fall. Roach was later arrested on allegations that he sexually assaulted a child, per CBS News. They earned a total of five Grammy Awards together on hits like 'Why Not Me' and 'Give A Little Love,' and Naomi earned a sixth Grammy for writing 'Love Can Build a Bridge.'. This left Naomi a single mother yet again, and she worked as a nurse to support and raise her daughters. 9. An outspoken mother/daughter duo from Ashland probably didnt care for that rule. High near 55F. "I have a brother I've never met and I called him. Diana Judd and her daughter, Christine, changed their names to Naomi and Wynonna in 1979 and soon had the world singing their songs. "That Maher co-wrote Wynonna enhances her credibility with assertive songs such as I Will Lynn and Crystal Gayle are sisters. That wasn't the end of Grace Pauline Kelley's legal dramas. Naomi Because Naomi was so young looking, the two were mistaken for sisters early in their career. More American Graffiti - 1979, TELEMOVIES 1 singles making her one of the best-selling country artists of all time. Country music sensation Wynonna Judd is best known for her collaborations with her late mother, Naomi Judd. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades. 'While this is so much about The Judds as a duo I want to take a moment to recognize my sister, a GOAT,' she said, meaning 'Greatest of All Time.'. you don't fit in. perform a final Judds concert in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in December Wynonna's tumultuous life may be part of the reason her daughter has rebelled against the system and led such a chaotic lifestyle, as is sometimes the case with children who have celebrity parents. The child was, of course, Wynonna, and unfortunately, her father left her mother to raise their baby on her own, according to Wynonna'sbiography. Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock. I've dedicated my life to country music, I home school my children, I worked three years on my record, I support, you know, 40 to 50 families, I have for 18 years, and I never stopped. slide guitar on their memorable album Love Can Build a Bridge. records enjoyed an acoustic feel and penchant for star guests that included 'That's how bad it can get,' she said. Ashley Judd was one of those rare celebrities who spoke out about the abuse she faced, detailing it in her memoir, as told by ABC News. WebWynonna was born Christina Claire Ciminella in Ashland, Kentucky, on May 30, 1964. I know exactly 'We had a such a stamp of originality on what we were trying to do,' Naomi told The AP after it was announced that they would be joining the Country Music Hall of Fame. Our family will pull together, begin the healing process and hopefully by the Grace of God become stronger. Naomi took a job as nursing in Nashville in the hopes of landing a record deal. But this second marriage was doomed as well, and ended after just a few years, when Roach was arrested for aggravated sexual battery of a child. I buy Harleys, and I buy lots And I'm in trouble because I lost myself. One day they happened to be talking about something and said well, you know he's her father. Normal Life, A Time to Kill and Norma Jean & Marilyn - 1996 Their unique harmonies, together with elements of acoustic music, bluegrass and blues, made them stand out in the genre at the time, and they signed with RCA in 1983. I have extravagances. Sisters - 1991 In an interview with the AP in March, Naomi Judd said she was already deep into preparation for the upcoming tour and was looking forward to the Hall of Fame induction. But she's probably and manager, D.R. Wynonna and her sister Ashley Judd released a statement on Instagram, writing, in part, "We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. Sign up now to get our FREE breaking news coverage delivered right to your inbox. I'm the woman who forgot to put herself on the list. During the 2022 CMT Music Awards, mother-daughter country duo the Judds made their triumphant comeback onstage with a gospel choir. The show was a concert feature for the Disney animated comedy Lilo & Stitch which featured Judds cover of Naomi's hepatitis left her so weak she could barely get out of bed to "He was my bodyguard and road manager for 13 years, but I never truly The two wed in 2012, and Judd said of their nuptials, "I felt a joy that hasn't been there before." You know Wynonna Judd is Elvis' daughter and it's not a big The Judd family became a country music dynasty thanks to the mother-daughter singing duo led by Naomi and her daughter, Wynonna. Her father, Charles Glenn Judd, operated Judds Ashland Oil and her mother, Pauline Polly Judd, would sometimes work with her daughter at Hamburger Inn, owned by Pollys parents. When she was 3, an uncle molested her, an experience she later cited as the root of her struggles with anxiety and depression. Wynonna Judd's troubled daughter was arrested again in April 2020 for violating her probation in relation to her drug case. Cops reportedly found a plastic bag containing pseudoephedrine and a receipt for "Coleman fuel," ingredients that are typically used to make meth. She said she was celebrating her impending wedding and a friend's birthday Web7.4K views 1 year ago. We are in unknown territory,' the statement from the Judd sisters said. Among their greatest hits are Love Can Build a Bridge (1990), Mama Hes Crazy (1984), Why Not Me (1984), Turn It Loose (1988), Girls Night Out (1985), Grandpa (1986) and Rockin With the Rhythm of the Rain (1986). The late Naomi Judd was inducted Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside her daughter and I want to breathe life into people by singing from my toenails, that aching part of life and that joy part of life. Twenty years before their first hit and their new names, Naomi Judd was active in many organizations at Paul G. Blazer High School, when she married Michael Ciminella. 'Even in the not easy times. Judd I think it's just the more you talk about love the The new hit is Cannon-Allan Shamblin-Austin Cunningham cut Flies On Judd stands behind President George H.W. Your esteem for her and your regard for her really penetrated her heart. And 1 in August 1984. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades. Troubled Heart And Troubled Mind for The Other Side - anchored Judd and her husband Larry Strickland at a 2004 event for Musicares, The Judd sisters with Natalie Cole and Lyle Lovett in October 1993, Naomi with husband Larry Strickland,daughter Ashley Judd and her date at the30th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 1995. I feel so blessed, and its a very strange dynamic to be this broken and this blessed.. "Why am I here? ', TheJuddsreleased 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. received a lump sum of $250,000 dictated by pre-nuptial agreement. The That's the way it is in the movies. "I just feel so overwhelmed, overjoyed, overworked and overpaid. Now Is Love. And by the time we got to 2010 or something, I had no more land left. Wynonna recorded Miraculously, Naomi's body has been largely free of the killer virus after And when Susan Maureen Brandt identified her as being Wynonna Judd. 13 other #10 hits, and won five Grammy awards. Above, from left to right: Ashley, Wynonna and their mother Naomi, The Judds, a duo that consisted of Naomi and her daughter Wynonna, were inducted into the Hall of Fame at a medallion ceremony at the CMA Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday. Were just two red-headed country girls. May 30, 1964. Sisters - 1991, NAOMI on the Oprah TV show she scored a record 800,000 hits on her web a father, his daughter, and his son. Without You on New Day Dawning (2000.) Love's Funny That Way on The Other Side (1997) and Lost You are not alone. Wynonna said at the ceremony, "My heart's broken, and I feel so blessed. Is Wynonna Judd Elvis Presleys daughter? This means that the aforementioned news reports are both untrue and misleading because Wynonna Judd is still very much alive. Mama He's Crazy. After Naomi divorced she moved from their Hollywood home to Morrill, Kentucky. If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Originals included Naomi's 1989 tune Change of Heart dedicated This tour is a celebration for them.'. "I am obviously devastated. with John Rich." ', Spreading her wings! Naomi and her daughter Wynonna, pictured here in 1986 formed the duo The Judds, they would go on to win five Grammys, Naomi and Wynonna performing as The Judds at Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994. fireball Wynonna Judd also earned healthy royalties for Arena, cutting They earned a total of five Grammy Awards together on hits like 'Why Not Me' and 'Give A Little Love.'. Naomi Judd died Saturday near Nashville. People weeklys December 1991 cover was a photo of The Judds, captioned, The Judds Tearful Goodbye. A Country Weekly cover in 1995 featured a four generation photo with Wynonna, her baby Elijah, Naomi and Polly. Now I also have 60 animals on my farm - and more Judd's license was suspended for a year, and she was mandated by the courts to serve 200 hours of community service, per WIS News. The U.S. Sun reported she was then sentenced again to eight years behind bars and initially faced a release date of 2028, though it wasn't revealed exactly what she did to land herself back in hot water. In addition to The Judds, Eddie Bayers,who played on many of the duo's records, Ray Charles and Pete Drake were also inducted into the Hall of Fame. Her triumphant life story overshadows todays tragic news. On Sunday, the pair cited a bible verse and lamented that Naomi Judd, who performed for years with Wynonna as 'The Judds,' hadn't lived to receive the honor herself. Gift, Mark Knopfler on his Water of Love and Bonnie Raitt playing "It doesn't really fit into the story the way everybody wanted it to. Naomi and Ciminella moved to Los Angeles in 1968, where at 22 she gave birth to her second daughter, Ashley. I'd bet my house that Elvis is her father! The Doves will be presented April 13 in Nashville. In 1976 she and her daughters moved to Jackson County and she attended EKU to finish the nursing training she began in California. 'Though my heart is broken I will continue to sing,' Wynonna Judd said. 'Honored to have witnessed 'Love Can Build a Bridge' just a few short weeks ago,' singer Maren Morris posted on Twitter on Saturday. Soon after, Naomi found another man, Michael Ciminella, and had a second child with him, her daughter Ashley Judd. delicious dynamics of Naomi's contralto and Wynonna's deep drawl JOHN FLAVELL / THE INDEPENDENT. during my birthday," she said. to shoot their tally way beyond 30. DAVE'S Naomi got an audition with RCA after one of her patients introduced her to her father, producer Brent Maher. Unfortunately, though, it didn't last long, and after two years and two kids, Judd and Kelley split. boat builder and used boat salesman - scored massive publicity. The country music duo 'The Judds' are composed of Naomi Judd The Judds, Naomi and Wynonna, are mother and daughter. But just what has she had to overcome? The comments below have been moderated in advance. Wynonna found the man of her dreams in her new husband and former bodyguard Chance of rain 30%. Margot Robbie shows off her abs in a racy clear PVC and black silk chiffon corset Chanel gown at the 2023 Met Gala, Fans don't believe North West, nine, organized lavish pre-Met Gala gift for mom Kim Kardashian: 'What 9 year old would do this? The country music duo 'The Judds' are composed of Naomi Judd (mother) and Wynonna Judd (daughter). However, she and I are both musicians and her then boyfriend was a producer who worked in many of the best studios in music row ( something like that I can't remember the exact name). Naomi Judd was guilty of said action when she withheld news that Wynonna and Ashley Judd shared different fathers. So, the next time you get the chance to go to Nashville, ask around. Judd's daughter was arrested on another probation violation, according to The U.S. Sun, and showed off some unique ink above her right eye. to Nashville in 1979. And after baring her soul about her inner turmoil including fears These are the tragic details about Wynonna Judd. by Kevin Welch's title track and featuring Naomi and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Ruby in Paradise - 1993 I have the recording, Andy, of me saying, 'Hi, this is your sister.' 'Music is the bridge between mom and me, and it it bonds us together,' she told the AP. Here are our top 10 picks, Aerosmith is saying farewell with Peace Out tour, which hits L.A. in December, The 10 best things we saw at Willie Nelsons 90th birthday concert, Michelle Obama didnt just attend a Springsteen concert in Barcelona. During that time, Wynonna was teaching herself to play guitar. 1 hits. Judd died at the age of 76, her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna The Tragic Truth About Wynonna Judd's Daughter, Grace Pauline Kelley, sometimes the case with children who have celebrity parents, Grace, she's been arrested for some serious drug-related offenses, Kelley was busted for delivery, manufacture, possession, and intent to sell meth, Wynonna was even reported to have placed a GPS tracking system on her sister Ashley's car, she was released from prison four years early. Love Can Build A Bridge - 1999 - Children's Book Wynonna Judd may have named her daughter Grace Pauline Kelley, but the young woman seems hardly as angelic as Princess Grace Kelly. Born on Saturday, May 30, 1964 I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I'm sure as heck not where I was.". Naomi faced hard times and battled depression, as she admitted in one of her several books. "Roach is the love of my life," Wynonna confessed. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Days later, a report from People stated that Naomi died by suicide, though the family has yet to confirm this news, as of this writing. Furious truckers slam California for banning sale of new big rigs and buses that run on diesel by 2036 to slash emissions - warning it'll drive businesses into bankruptcy, Warning, your tampon may cause cancer: Period product makers could be forced to state health risks on labels amid mounting fears about risks, Fashion fail! By Associated Press and Brett Bachman For Dailymail.Com, Published: 21:51 EDT, 1 May 2022 | Updated: 10:36 EDT, 2 May 2022. She never met her father but stormed charts with her mother Naomi ', Ashley also paid tribute to sister Wynonna, who was also inducted alongside her mother as part of the country music duo 'The Judds.'. I didn't know what he was doing." Wynonna, now 40, became equally as well known as young actress sister "I had an Elvis complex. But Kelley got lucky and 2021 saw her granted parole with an order to complete treatment for her demons, per The U.S. Sun. "River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope. Jarvis- She wrote it for the fans when she found out she had Hep I know that God gives you second chances. The young couple remained married for eight years and divorced before their daughter, Ashley (Blazer Class of 1986), was born in California. and Arch had a unique lifestyle and a unique marriage. WebWynonna was born Christina Claire Ciminella  in Ashland, Kentucky, on May 30, 1964. The second half featured covers drawn from her diverse musical influences WYNONNA SOLO CAREER. A year after Wynonna's birth, Naomi's younger brother died of Leukemia, and her parents divorced shortly after. In her book 'River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope' she writes about struggles a single mother and a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Kelley also spent time living with her aunt, Ashley Judd, in 2014, after the younger Judd got custody of Kelley amid rumors that Wynonna was allegedly popping pills and being abusive toward Kelley. and Country Wit and Wisdom - 1997 All of them were subject to scrutiny and abuse, and suffered their own personal afflictions throughout their careers. What time does normal church end on Sunday? In 2015, Kelley was busted for delivery, manufacture, possession, and intent to sell meth in Maury County and Williamson County, Tennessee. Williams Jr - and other movies and TV series. Wynonna joined fellow country stars Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Nichols and Randy In 1994, Judd and her partner, Arch Kelley III, announced she was pregnant. "There's your timing and then there's God's timing. The song is from the 2000 movie Someone Like You. C. Legally her name is in fact Wynonna Ellen Judd- on her birth Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd are pictured at the 2022 CMT Awards on April 11 The mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. She co-wrote The renowned country singer has been married thrice, her first marriage to the father of her Wynonna graduated from Franklin High School and worked as a secretary while her mother was busy on Nashvilles Music Row trying to get record companies interested in Wynonna. The daughters kept their sense of humor amid the sadness, as Wynonna said: 'I didn't prepare much to say, because I assumed mama would be doing all the talking. landed them spots on Ralph Emery's morning television show. They welcomed their son, Elijah Kelley, in 1994 and their daughter, Grace Pauline Kelley, in 1996. The country star didn't let criticism stand in her way, though, and she gave birth to her child while still single. Fans likely know Wynonna's mother as Naomi Judd, who was her co-star in the country music duo The Judds. Naomi, born Diana Ellen Judd, had Wynonna when she was only 18 and went on to give birth to award-winning actor Ashley Judd four years later, but with a different man. Fox News reported that Wynonna Judd, who was born Christina Claire Ciminella, thought for years that her father was Michael Ciminella, the biological father of her sister, actress Ashley Judd, whose birth name is Ashley Tyler Ciminella. However, in the early 1990s, she learned that her real father was Jordan. I had a choice. I had to buy Harleys and cars. Her self-titled debut solo disc embraced gospel, soul and R&B She talked to her mom a lot. Do you know what that means?, (For anyone who doesnt: G.O.A.T. 'And I'm sorry that she couldn't hang on until today,' she said of her mother to the crowd while crying. In her memoir, 'River of Time,' she described her diagnosis of hepatitis C, which she said she unknowingly contracted during her time as a nurse. Me. The duo last performed together at the CMT Music Awards of April 11, singing Love Can Build a Bridge. I know what to pack. They lived a spartan lifestyle in the mountains of Kentucky - there was So I rely on my gut and my heart, and I have for the Beck guests on Mick Jones penned 1984 Foreigner hit I Want To Know One day they happened to be talking about something and said well, you know he's her father. The U.S. Sun confirmed Kelley was still behind bars when Naomi died and revealed that she was expecting a babyin March 2022, reportedly with a man who is also incarcerated. You're STILL doing amazing, sweetie! their genre for recording. Wrong username or password. After finishing the last Judds tour in 2011, she battled depression and anxiety through treatment. The Judds' hits included 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. No. I know that were talking a lot about Mom tonight as we should be. She worked odd jobs and lived off welfare to get by, and suffered an abusive relationship with a boyfriend. Rapper wears prosthetic nose and feline ears as she channels Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette at Met Gala, The Met Gala after party hosted by Chanel will be at Sartiano's at The Mercer Hotel in Soho, Co-host Roger Federer cuts a dapper figure in a black tuxedo with wife Mirka who looks elegant in a pink semi-sheer floor-length dress with unique feathered detail, Karlie Kloss is PREGNANT! Her solo albums and singles are all credited to the single name Wynonna. If I didn't sing, then people didn't eat. 3rd Rock from the Sun - 1996 the Judds and her solo career. I want to breathe life into the fans. ASHLAND During the 1970s, at least one local country music radio station refused to play back-to-back songs recorded by female artists. road working and earning the money he was spending and there were times The Judds sang on the CMT Music Awards telecast and walked the red carpet just this month. She responded to wowsers' boycotts and threats by declaring "I've The star was arrested in Nashville, TN for drunk driving, and the act had major repercussions. duet- The Judds. The fact that I'm married again is really a miracle." Wynonna and I had contracts for a year of concerts. Bush at a rally just prior to the 1992 Presidential Election, The Judds flanking legendary comedian Bob Hope and his wife Doloris. had the biggest gay following in the history of country music since at #17 in 1984. 1990. My mother tells me that I should slow down and watch how I spend my We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Hank Williams and Hank ", At age 56, Judd delved deeper into her biological family connections, meeting another half-sibling. Wynonna sang with MANY people in the past, such as Sam Moore, With the pressure of being a celeb's kid, it's no surprise that Kelley's arrest wasn't her first taste of being a bad girl. Naomi later said shed been diagnosed with chronic active hepatitis, a severe liver ailment. The Judds made a major achievement when their name was announced by Tammy Wynette as the winner of the Horizon Award (best new act) at the 1984 CMA Awards. The Judds released a mini-LP tiled The Judds-Wynonna and Naomi in late 1983 and their first single, a remake of Presleys 1976 record For the Heart, was renamed Had a Dream about You Baby, and made it into the Top 20. Witnesses offer conflicting accounts, Mars Voltas lead singer broke with Scientology and reunited with the band. are on the way this spring! Over the course of three decades, the Judds recorded 14 No. (Now Is Love) and segues into amour ballad, Heaven Help Me, Diana Judd and her daughter, Christine, changed their names to Naomi and Wynonna in 1979 and soon had the world singing their songs. ", Judd took money management seriously when she realized she had a problem, and she checked herself into Onsite, a rehabilitation center that provides inpatient rehabilitation therapy for a variety of reasons, such as money management, per ABC News. Born Diana Ellen Judd in Ashland, Kentucky, to a gas station owner, Naomi learned to sing and play piano as a kid at her local church. on Don't You Throw That Mojo At Me. Above, Naomi pictured in Universal City in March 2018, Naomi's death was confirmed by her daughters, Wynonna Judd and Ashley Judd. There are some names in pop culture that everyone seems to know, and Judd is one of them. "She would call Wynonna all the time. Mary Chapin Carpenter's Girls With Guitars and Kimmie Rhodes Our story is just not normal, Naomi Judd said in People weekly in 1984, a year later adding, Ive laid awake at night wondering how I was going to put food in the kids bellies.. over such niceties as custody of their breeding beefalo. no phone or television but there was a radio. "I had to decide whether I was better or bitter," Judd told Andy Cohen of learning the news, adding that she used music to cope. "But now that I'm grown up, you'd think I'd be more thrifty, wouldn't Be, Your Day Will Come and No One's Gonna Break Me Down. "I met my brother yesterday," she told Cohen. money. The personality-plus Judds were soon in high demand, with numerous television guest appearances and their own special on CBS in 1989. laugh, tell him your plan.". The Judds reunite with gospel-tinged performance at CMT Music Awards, Fans and fellow country artists mourn Naomi Judd, Gordon Lightfoot, mournful Canadian singer-songwriter, dies at 84, Tim Bachman, founding guitarist of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, dies at 71, Ed Sheeran blasts music expert for criminal testimony in Marvin Gaye copyright trial, Paul Stanley of KISS dives into debate over transgender acceptance versus kids transitioning. In 1972 her marriage with Ciminella fell apart and ended, leaving Naomi to raise her daughters as a single mother. Her father, Charles Glen Judd, owned a gas station, and her mother, Pauline Ruth (Oliver) Judd, was a homemaker. They were accompanied by a gospel choir. Larry Strickland, Naomi Judd, JT Hodges and Kasey Hodges attend the private screening of the movie 'Christmas Stars' at the Franklin Theater on November 25, 2019, Naomi with daughter Ashley at the premiere of Resurrection in Los Angeles in 1997, In her book ' River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope ' she writes about struggles a single mother and a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault, Judd posted an Instagram photo from a mental health conference in 2017, seen here with Carlos Zarate Jr, the chief of the National Institutes of Mental Health, Naomi Judd died at 76 on April 30 after a battle with mental illness.