Widowed Wynonna Judd has a net worth of $12 million dollars. She is a country music artist from the United States. Before embarking on a solo career in the early 1990s, she gained recognition as a member of the country music duo The Judds, which she formed with her mother Naomi in the 1980s.
Infancy and Adolescence
Christina Claire Ciminella, better known as Wynonna Judd, was born on May 30, 1964, in Ashland, Kentucky. Naomi Judd, the singer, was her mother. After Michael Ciminella, her mother married him hastily after being abandoned by her fiancé and Judd’s biological father, Charles Jordan, who died in 2000. She was given the last name Ciminella after Michael Ciminella, who died in 2000.
Ashley Judd, her younger half-sister, is a successful actress. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1968, Naomi and Michael separated in 1972, and their children were raised separately. In 1976, Wynonna and Naomi were living in Kentucky, where Wynonna was drawing inspiration from the country music her mother was often playing and learning to play the guitar after receiving one for Christmas.
Naomi was also learning to play the guitar at the time.
Upon relocating to Nashville, Tennessee in 1979 to pursue a musical career as the mother-daughter combo The Judds, they were met with immediate success. In the years 1983 to 1991, The Judds had a total of 23 hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, with 14 of them reaching number one.
In addition, they made eight studio albums, one Christmas album, and two greatest hits collections, which are all available online. They sold more than 20 million albums worldwide over their six-year tenure, and they received more than 60 industry honours, including five Grammy nominations, nine County Music Association awards (seven of which were consecutive), and eight Billboard Music Awards throughout their six-year career.
The duo was the best-selling duet in country music for a period of time, and they held that position until they were surpassed by Brooks & Dunn in the 1990s.
When Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1991, she was pushed into an early retirement. Naomi’s final tour was in 1991. Wynonna and her mother reunited in 1999 for a New Year’s Eve concert sponsored by K-Mart, which was attended by thousands of people. It was in 2000 that they went on a tour together, during which four new Judds songs were released.
They reunited in 2010 for “The Last Encore,” an 18-city tour that culminated in the Grammy Awards. Having enjoyed such a positive response to their tour, they collaborated on a new album, “I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection,” which was released in April 2011 and includes two new songs as well as twelve of their best hits.
Career as a Lone Wolf
Following the dissolution of the partnership, Wynonna signed with MCA Records as a solo performer, going by the stage name Wynonna. At the American Music Awards in January 1992, she made her solo television debut and debuted her first single, “She Is His Only Need,” from her self-titled solo debut album. She was also the first woman to perform solo on television. It was the album’s first single to reach No.
1 on the Billboard country singles charts, and it was followed by three more hits, “I Saw the Light,” “My Strongest Weakness,” and “No One Else on Earth,” all of which reached No. 1 on the country singles charts that year.
In 1993, she released her second studio album, the platinum-selling “Tell Me Why,” which produced five straight Top Ten country singles: “Only Love,” “Is It Over Yet,” “Rock Bottom,” and “Girls with Guitars,” which was penned by Mary Chapin Carpenter; and “Tell Me Why.” Wynonna received the American Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year award in 1993. Wynonna’s mother Naomi collected the medal on her behalf because Wynonna was unable to attend the ceremony.
When Wynonna released “Revelations” in 1996, she became the first female artist to have three consecutive gold albums certified platinum. The album opened with her fourth and final No. 1 single, “To Be Loved by You.” “The Other Side” was her fourth and final studio album released on the MCA label.
However, it failed to achieve the same level of success as her previous three albums, earning only a gold certification, and its lead songs were not as popular as her previous ones. She then decided to leave MCA and sign with Mercury Records.
‘New Day Dawning’ was Wynonna’s fifth studio album, which was released in 1999. She launched her sixth studio album “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” which was published in 2003 and featured two hit singles that charted in the top ten.
One of the songs on the album was a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Burning Love,” which was performed by the band. Wynonna published her first album, “Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime,” in 2005. “Sing: Chapter 1,” which was released in 2009 and was primarily comprised of cover songs, was a critical success.
It was in May 2011 that she launched a new single, “Love It Out Loud.” In March 2013, she released the single “Something You Can’t Live Without,” which is the first single from her upcoming album. On February 12, 2016, Judd released a new studio album titled “Wynonna & The Big Noise,” which was his first since 2007.
The album yielded two singles, “Jesus and a Jukebox” and “Things I Lean On,” both of which were released as singles.
Molly Cule was voiced by Television Judd in “The Magic School Bus.” On Blue’s Clues, she had an appearance back in 1999. As a guest star on the fifth season of “Touched by an Angel,” Judd sung the theme song. She had a cameo appearance on “Hope & Faith” in 2005.
In the same year, she appeared in the VeggieTales episode “Lord of the Beams” and performed “It’s About Love.” TV special “Wynonna: A Tribute on Ice” starring Kimmie Meissner and Brian Boitano was aired on NBC in 2007 and included Wynonna. “Nashville Star” season four was also hosted by her.
For Season 16, Wynonna competed in Dancing with the Stars. Tony Dovolani, the season’s all-star champion, was her partner. She and Dovolani were the first couple to be booted from the show.
Life in the Private Sector
In 1996, she tied the knot with Arch Kelly III, the son of her first husband. Elijah Judd was born in December 1994. As her fan base was mainly conservative at the time, her having a child “out of wedlock” hurt her career negatively. D.R. Roach, whom she married in November 2003, was her second spouse.
A 13-year-old victim of Roach’s rape was taken into custody in 2007. Five days later, she announced her intention to divorce him. Cactus Moser, the drummer for Highway 101, married Judd on June 10, 2012, at her home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, after a long relationship.
Moser’s left leg had to be amputated after a motorcycle accident in South Dakota two months later.