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Naomi Judd’s daughters — Wynonna and Ashley — fought through the tears to honor their late mom at Sunday’s Country Music Hall of Fame induction.

The honor was delivered just 24 hours after the music matriarch’s passing. She was 76.

“I didn’t prepare anything tonight because I knew mom would probably talk the most,” Wynonna, 57, began. “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.”

The sisters also quoted Psalm 23, a common hymn for funeral services.

“My mama loved you so much — and I’m sorry that she couldn’t hang on until today,” a sobbing Ashley, 54, told to the crowd gathered to honor her mother and sister.

“Your esteem for her and your regard for her really penetrated her heart and it was your affection for her that did keep her going in the last years and please come see Pop,” the “Divergent” actress said. “Pop” was her stepfather and Naomi’s husband, Larry Strickland.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MAY 01: Ashley Judd (CL) accepts induction on behalf of Naomi Judd with Ricky Skaggs(L), inductee Wynonna Judd and CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Kyle Young onstage for the class of 2021 medallion ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 01, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)
Ashley and Wynonna Judd accept the induction on behalf of their late mother, Naomi Judd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on May 1.
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“While this is so much about The Judds as a duo I want to take a moment to recognize my sister, a GOAT,” she went on. Wynonna chimed in, “Though my heart is broken I will continue to sing.”

Throughout the day before the ceremony, fans had gathered outside the museum where and photo of Naomi was surrounded flowers at the entrance to pay homage to her musical legacy.

Naomi’s passing cast a dark shadow over the otherwise glorious event, however other country stars still are out to perform in honor of the other inductees. Alongside The Judds, Ray Charles, Eddie Bayers and Pete Drake were also memorialized at the event.

Ashley Judd, right, hugs sister Wynonna Judd during the Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall Of Fame Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
The sisters held each other close during the Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.
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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and many more took the stage to perform their iconic songs during the event.

Wynonna and Ashley announced their mother’s death on Saturday, sharing the tragic news across social media.

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the two said in a statement. “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.”

Wynonna Judd pauses as she speaks during the Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
“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,” Wynonna sobbed during the induction.
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The country crooner had been candid in the past about her mental health and in 2016, appeared on Good Morning America to open up about her battles. She revealed that she had been facing “extreme” and “severe depression,” which left her housebound.

The Judds had a series of hit songs throughout 1980s and 1990s, including Grammy-winning hits “Why Not Me,” “Mama He’s Crazy” and “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days).”

Source: NYPOST

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