Opening on August 10, Naomi and Wynonna Judd will be the subject of a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville called The Judds: Dream Chasers. Running through July 14, 2019, the exhibit will display personal items from the Judds' collection and tell the story of the mother-daughter duo, from their humble beginnings as a single mom and child to country music superstars in the '80s and '90s.
"I am truly humbled and grateful to partner with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to honor the Judds legacy and relive some of the special moments we shared with our fans. What an honor," Wynonna said in a statement.
The Judds sold over 20 million albums and accumulated 20 Top 10 hits on the country charts in the 1980s and '90s, but in 1991 the duo suspended consistent recording and touring due to Naomi's health issues. From there, Wynonna took on a successful solo career, and occasionally, the Judds would reconvene for reunion shows.
"The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is sacred ground regarded with reverence and respect. I am so overjoyed to have the Judds career encapsulated in this new exhibit," Naomi stated. "I'm so proud of all the success Wynonna has accomplished and we owe everything to the fans who welcomed the Judds music into their homes."
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Items on display that will draw fans closer to Naomi Judd include a note to Santa she wrote as a child with her siblings, a certificate she received as a volunteer Candy Striper at age 17 and an old nurse's uniform she wore before becoming a country music legend. Some of Wynonna's special items include a custom guitar she played on tour in the '90s and a velvet beaded jacket she wore at their farewell concert in 1991. Other important pieces of the exhibit include lyric sheets written by hand and well-earned trophies such as a Grammy, an ACM Award and a CMA Award.
The Judds: Dream Chasers will run alongside other great exhibits at the museum such as Little Big Town: The Power of Four (open through June 9, 2019), Ralph Stanley: Voice From on High (open through January 6, 2019), Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring '70s (open through February 14, 2021), American Currents: The Music of 2017 (open through February 8, 2019) and an upcoming Emmylou Harris show opening on October 5th this year.