The Judds to Receive Special Country Radio Honor
From 1984 to 1992, the Judds dominated the country charts and won more than 20 major awards, including five Grammys. The duo announced their retirement as Naomi battled Hepatitis C, with Wynonna later embarking on a successful solo career. The pair reunited this year for their Last Encore tour and are once again being honored for their outstanding success, particularly at country radio.
In March 2011, the Judds, who scored five platinum albums and 14 No. 1 hits as a duo, will be the recipients of CRB (Country Radio Broadcasters) Career Achievement Award. “Since their arrival on the country music scene in the early ’80s, The Judds have been trailblazers, trendsetters and hit-makers, and they are still entertaining millions of fans around the world with their music,” CRB President Mike Culotta states. “Country radio would not be the same without these two fantastic ladies, and because of that, we are honoring them with the CRB Career Achievement Award.”
While Wynonna is currently focused on the Judds reunion, she also continues to be an avid supporter of the troops, Wy recently lent her voice to ‘For the Troops IV,’ a collection of music currently available as a free download to active-duty military. The project includes Wynonna’s version of ‘What the World Needs Now,’ as well as songs by Belinda Carlisle, Five for Fighting, Matchbox 20, Barenaked Ladies and several others.
The CRB ceremony honoring the Judds will take place on March 1 in Nashville, Tenn., as part of the annual Country Radio Seminar event. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Last Encore tour will wrap up December 19 in Phoenix, Ariz. Check out the Judds’ full tour schedule here.