Country Music Artists React To The Heartbreaking Death Of Naomi Judd

The news of Naomi Judd's sudden death has shocked not only country music fans, but the world. The 76-year-old singer had big 2022 plans as it was announced that her duo, The Judds, with her daughter, Wynonna, was set to tour this fall (via CNN). The "Final Tour" was scheduled to make stops in cities like Biloxi, Mississippi and Fort Worth, Texas, and was going to be the group's first tour in over a decade, according to American Songwriter. The Judds were also going to be honored at the Country Music Hall of Fame this Sunday, and most recently performed at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. Both Naomi and Wynonna stunned on the red carpet, with Naomi wearing a hot pink gown.

It was Naomi's other daughter, Ashley Judd, who made the announcement of the country music legend's death on Twitter. "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," Ashley tweeted. Naomi has opened up about her battle with severe depression before in a "Good Morning America" interview in 2016. While sitting down with Robin Roberts, Naomi said, "If I live through this, I want someone to be able to see that they can survive." The heartbreaking loss has had many country music artists reacting on social media. 

Maren Morris is 'honored' to have seen Naomi Judd's last performance

The mother-daughter duo rose to fame in the 1980s and early 1990s. According to the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Judds had massive success with 14 songs to reach the top of the charts and five Grammy wins. With songs like "Love Can Build a Bridge" and "Mama He's Crazy," Naomi and Wynonna Judd solidified themselves as country music legends. Naomi's impact on the music world had many fellow country artists posting sweet tributes on social media immediately after hearing of her death. 

Maren Morris wrote, "Honored to have witnessed 'Love Can Build a Bridge' just a few short weeks ago," after watching The Judds perform at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. Travis Tritt, who starred in the TV movie "Rio Diablo" in 1993 with Naomi, shared on Twitter, "This is heartbreaking news! Naomi Judd was one of the sweetest people I've ever known."

Carrie Underwood sends well wishes to the Judd family

Cody Alan was also shocked to hear of Naomi Judd's heartbreaking death. He even posted a photo of the two that was taken "just a few weeks ago." Along with the heartbreaking snap, Alan shared on Twitter, "My heart is sinking over the loss today of Naomi Judd at 76. She was a talented lady, and one of a kind, making The Judds iconic in every sense of the word." Country vocal quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys, also shared on Twitter, "We are saddened beyond words."

Carrie Underwood, who also performed at the 2022 CMT Music Awards at the beginning of April, shared, "Country music lost a true legend." It's true that only a legend would impact so many lives and have an everlasting effect on the music industry. As Underwood also said, "[S]ing with the angels, Naomi!!! We're all sending up prayers for the Judd family today."