Wynonna Judd Biography

Multi-Platinum Curb Records recording artist and 5-time GRAMMY award winner, Wynonna Judd first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judds. The early-1980’s launch of The Judds, featuring Wynonna and her mother Naomi, found the duo being credited with "single-handedly saving country music," according to Time magazine. Their kitchen table harmonies and home-spun rapport was a breath of fresh air to the stagnant country music scene of the time. Their cross-generational appeal, powerful vocal interplay, and dedication to "family love and rural values" would catch on with fans of all musical genres and win them CMA "Country Duo of the Year" honors every year from 1985 to 1991. One of country music’s most successful musical pairings of all time, The Judds have sold more than 20 million records and helped redefine an industry and set the standard by which future superstars would be measured.

On top of that amazing feat, Wynonna has accumulated success as a solo artist with a Top Female Vocalist win by the Academy of Country Music. For Wynonna, whom Rolling Stone magazine once referred to as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline," stats alone don’t do justice to her solo career. She’s always pushed the boundaries of the country music repertoire. Impressive credentials such as more than 10 million albums sold, 6 Platinum-plus/Gold-plus albums, 18 Top Ten hits and many sold-out tours – all come in second to her amazing ability to resonate with fans from all walks of life. "I’m blessed with the greatest fans in the world," she says. "Even when I’m recording, I try to imagine them having a bad day and my music coming on and making them stop for a second, and hopefully feel something that they otherwise may have been too busy to notice."

Since her record-breaking, quintuple-Platinum debut solo CD, 1992’s Wynonna, which reached #1 on the Country chart and loomed in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Top Albums chart (producing four #1 singles), the singer has remained one of country’s most recognizable, yet unpredictable icons. Subsequent best-selling releases such as the 1993 follow-up masterpiece Tell Me Why, 1996’s more introspective Revelations, her rock-driven, blues-inspired 1997 effort The Other Side, and her 5th album, which she co-produced, 2000’s New Day Dawning (which featured covers of Joni Mitchell and The Fabulous Thunderbirds) – have established her as an artist who continues to challenge herself and grow as a performer.