Wynonna Judd is a famous American country singer. She has won many awards and is well-known in the world of country music.
In the 1980s, Wynonna Judd became famous when she started singing country music with her mom, Naomi. They formed a mother-daughter country music duo called The Judds.
During the 2023 CMA Awards on the night of November 8, fans of Wynonna were left wondering about her well-being when she appeared to be “off” during her performance with Jelly Roll. She came up to the stage during the performance, clutching to Jelly Roll. She later addressed the issue and clarified that she was just feeling nervous as she is a huge fan of Jelly Roll and was holding onto him for support.
Wynonna Judd Net worth
Because of Wynonna’s big influence on country music and her success with The Judds, tickets for her concerts can be quite affordable, starting at $33.
On average, though, they tend to cost around $202. As a result of this and many other channels of income – such as TV show appearances – it is estimated that Wynonna Judd has a net worth of $12 million.
In 1989, Wynonna, as well as her mother and sister, purchased a 1,000-acre Tennessee farm (the price, however, was not mentioned) at 5601 Pinewood Road, Franklin Nashville, where they all built their homes.
On August 2023, Naomi Judd’s husband, singer Larry Strickland, sold the home in Tennessee and moved away following Naomi’s death by suicide. The home is listed at $15,000 monthly on Sothebysrealty.
|Net worth||$12 million|
|Full Name||Christina Claire Ciminella|
|Age||59 years old|
|Date of Birth||May 30, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Palmer, Massachusetts, USA|
|Parents||Father: Charles Jordan|
Mother: Diana Ellen Judd (Naomi Judd)
Wynonna Judd Biography
Wynonna Judd, whose real name is Christina Claire Ciminella, was born on May 30, 1964, in Ashland, Kentucky.
Her mom “Naomi Judd” was initially known as Diana. Naomi got married to Michael Ciminella after her first boyfriend “Charles Jordan,” who was also Wynonna’s real dad, left her. Unfortunately, Charles Jordan passed away in 2000.
Naomi and Michael had another daughter named Ashley. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1968, but Naomi and Michael got divorced in 1972. Then, in 1976, Naomi took her two daughters back to Kentucky.
Wynonna loved the country music her mom played, and she even learned to play the guitar. In 1979, the family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, so both Naomi and Wynonna could chase their music dreams.
In Nashville, her mom officially changed her name to Naomi, and Christina decided to go by the stage name “Wynonna.” She got the idea from a song called “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” which mentions a place called Winona, Arizona.
Wynonna and her mom, Naomi, known as the Judds, started making music with RCA Records in 1983. They became super famous in country music until 1991, releasing cool albums and hit songs, even a Christmas one. Lots of people loved their music, and they sold more than 20 million records worldwide. They won awards and were nominated for a Grammy. They were the country music duo everyone knew until Brooks & Dunn got even more famous in the 1990s.
But in 1991, Naomi had to stop singing because she got very sick. This was a sad time for the Judds, and it had a big impact on their music career. But Wynonna didn’t let it stop her. She kept making music on her own and signed with a different record company.
In 1999, the Judds, Wynonna, and Naomi got back together for a New Year’s Eve concert and a successful 2000 tour. People loved their new songs. In 2010, they did “The Last Encore” tour, making awesome music again. Curb Records released a new album in 2011 with new tracks and their best old ones. The Judds were back in the spotlight, showing they were still big in country music.
In 1992, Wynonna started her solo career at the American Music Awards. She introduced her first single, “She Is His Only Need,” and it was a hit. Her solo albums in the ’90s were big successes, too. She even toured with Clint Black.
Wynonna released albums like “Revelations” in 1996 and “The Other Side” in 1997. Some people liked them, but not everyone did. In 1999, she joined her mom for a tour and released her fifth solo album, “New Day Dawning,” which she helped make. She kept going with albums like “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in 2003 and a live CD/DVD package in 2005.
In 2020, Wynonna released an EP called “Recollections.” Sadly, in April 2022, her mom, Naomi Judd, died by suicide, not long after The Judds’ last show and their Hall of Fame induction. Wynonna honored her mom during the Hall of Fame induction and went on a tour with other female country artists to remember her mom.
The tour was in a documentary called “Wynonna Judd: Between Heaven and Hell,” released in 2023. On November 2, 2022, CMT organized a special concert with Wynonna and guest stars, recreating The Judds’ famous farewell concert from 1991.
Wynonna Judd has had a life full of ups and downs that many of us can relate to. She went through tough times, like having kids with two different partners and going through divorces. Her second husband even got arrested, making things even harder.
She struggled with her relationship with food, and she talked openly about it on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She shared her journey of losing weight and trying to mend things with her parents.
Apart from her music career, she also became a judge for some music awards. She found love again with a drummer named Scott “Cactus” Moser, and they got married. Unfortunately, their happiness was hit by a sad motorcycle accident, and Moser had to have his left leg amputated.
Adding to the challenges, in 2018, Wynonna’s daughter Grace faced legal troubles and got an 8-year prison sentence for charges related to methamphetamine. It’s been a tough road for Wynonna, but she keeps going, facing life’s challenges just like many of us do.