Wynonna Judd was born Christina Claire Ciminella in Ashland, Kentucky on May 30, 1964 to Naomi Judd. She was given the surname Ciminella after her mother married Michael Ciminella after being abandoned by her lover and Judd’s biological father, Charles Jordan, in 2000. Ashley Judd, her younger half-sister, is an actress.
In 1968, the family relocated to Los Angeles, but Naomi and Michael divorced in 1972. Wynonna and Naomi were living in Kentucky in 1976, where Wynonna was inspired by her mother’s country music and began to play the guitar after receiving one for Christmas.
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Wynonna Judd is a $20 million dollar country music artist from the United States. She rose to stardom in the 1980s as part of the country music duo The Judds with her mother Naomi, before going solo in the early 1990s.
Wynonna obtained a solo deal with MCA Records and began performing as Wynonna. She debuted her first single, “She Is His Only Need,” from her self-titled solo debut album at the American Music Awards in January 1992, where she sang solo for the first time on television.
The album’s next three songs, “I Saw the Light,” “My Strongest Weakness,” and “No One Else on Earth,” all reached No. 1 on the Billboard country singles charts that year. “Tell Me Why,” her second album, was published in 1993 and produced five straight Top Ten country hits: “Only Love,” “Is It Over Yet,” “Rock Bottom,” and “Girls with Guitars,” all written by Mary Chapin Carpenter, In 1993, Wynonna received the ACM Female Artist of the Year award. Because Wynonna was unable to attend the ceremony, her mother Naomi accepted the award on her behalf.
In 1996, Judd married Arch Kelly III. Elijah Judd, their son, was born in December 1994. Her fanbase was predominantly conservative at the time, therefore her having a child “out of wedlock” had an impact on her career. D.R. Roach was her second spouse, whom she married in November 2003. Roach was arrested in 2007 for sexually assaulting a kid under the age of thirteen.
Five days later, she filed for divorce. On June 10, 2012, Judd married her longtime partner, Cactus Moser, the drummer for the band Highway 101, at her house in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Moser was severely injured in a motorbike accident in South Dakota two months later, and his left leg had to be amputated.
Wynonna released “Revelations,” her third platinum-certified album, in 1996, which featured her fourth and final No. 1 single, “To Be Loved by You.” “The Other Side” was her fourth and final album for the MCA label. It did not sell as well as her previous three albums, earning only a gold certification, and its lead singles were not as well-received as her prior songs. She then moved on from MCA to Mercury Records.
“New Day Dawning,” Wynonna’s fifth solo album, was released in 1999. “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” her sixth studio album, was released in 2003, and the lead singles did well. A cover of Elvis Presley’s “Burning Love” was included among the tunes. Wynonna released “Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime” in 2005. In 2009, the album “Sing: Chapter 1” was released, and it was mostly made up of cover songs.
In May 2011, she released a new track called “Love It Out Loud.” In March 2013, she released the first song from her next album, “Something You Can’t Live Without.” On February 12, 2016, Judd released her new studio album, “Wynonna & The Big Noise.”