What Ashley And Wynonna Judd Said At A Recent Appearance Will Leave You In Tears

The country music world was rocked to its core on April 30 when one of its biggest and most beloved longtime superstars, Naomi Judd, died at the age of 76. Her two daughter, singer Wynonna Judd, and Hollywood actress Ashley Judd, took to social media to announce the tragic news.

"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy," Ashley tweeted to the bewilderment of the world on Saturday afternoon. "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 timing of Judd's senseless death added even more heartbreak for her daughters and her fans as Judd was set to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the next day on May 1, according to CNN. Although she lost her life, Judd still became an inductee posthumously and her daughters' tribute made the occasion all the more poignant.

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Naomi Judd is remembered by her daughters

Soon after news broke that Naomi Judd had died on Saturday, April 30, both Wynonna and Ashley Judd asked that the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony continue as planned, as The Judds, which included both Wynona and her late mother, were inducted. Wynona spoke from the heart as she accepted her medallion.

"I didn't prepare anything tonight because I knew Mom would probably talk the most," Wynonna said. "I'm gonna make this fast, because my heart's broken, and I feel so blessed. It's a very strange dynamic, to be this broken and this blessed."

Ashley also moved the audience and fans everywhere to tears when she honored Naomi. "My momma loved you so much, and she appreciated your love for her and I'm sorry that she couldn't hang on until today," Ashley said. "Your esteem for her and regard for her really penetrated her heart, and it was your affection for her that did keep her going in these last few years."

During their long and successful career, The Judds recorded 20 songs that made it to the top 10 on the Billboard charts, also winning five Grammy awards and another nine Academy of Country Music trophies, according to Today.