The Country Music Hall of Fame The museum will continue its medal ceremony on Sunday, May 1 in Nashville, following news of the country music icon’s death Naomi Good،, who, along with her daughter, Winona, is named judges.
According to a representative of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Wynonna Judd is expected to attend the induction party.
The CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Kyle Young, said in a statement provided to Billboard that Judd’s family has requested that the concert continue in light of Naomi’s death.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Naomi Judd, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame tomorrow as a member of mother-daughter duo The Judds…Naomi overcame an incredible ordeal on her way to an important place in music history. The story of her triumphant life casts a shadow over today’s tragic news. Her family asked that we continue with the official Judd Hall of Fame induction on Sunday. We will do so with heavy hearts and heavy minds. In a statement, Young said that the music of Naomi and her daughter Winona will continue.
Other recruits are slated to include Eddie Byers, Ray Charles and Pete Drake.
Public red carpet arrival plans have been cancelled.
Earlier Saturday, Naomi Judd’s daughters, Winona and Ashley, announced their mother’s death in a statement posted on social media.
“Today we sisters witnessed a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness,” the statement read. “We are devastated. We are dealing with a deep heartbreak and know that just as we loved her, so did her fans. We are in uncharted territory.”
Naomi Judd was 76 years old.
No memorial plans have been announced yet.