In the 1980s and early ’90s, the most famous redhead in country music wasn’t necessarily Reba McEntire and Ashley Judd wasn’t the most recognizable Judd. That’s because The Judds, made up of the mother-daughter team of Wynonna and Naomi, were at the top of the country music charts with 15 No. 1 singles, five GRAMMY Awards and nine CMA Awards.
Naomi was a nurse in Nashville when the duo got their big break– making the pair’s success even more euphoric. By 1984, the pair had their first No. 1 hit with “Mama He’s Crazy,” a No. 1 album and two Vocal Duo/Group of the Year trophies from the CMA and ACM.
Today, just like 30 years ago, The Judds‘ harmonies and lyrics still stand the test of time.
8 Songs From The Judds That’ll Still Make You Put On Your Shoutin’ Shoes:
1. “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)”
If grandpa is still alive he’s surely confused about today. However, this song still makes us yearn for simpler times– or at least maybe a couple of hours without our phones.
2. “Mama He’s Crazy”
What a turn of phrase! You think he’s crazy, but no– he’s crazy about her. Too good.
3. “Why Not Me”
An honest look at a relationship– why not? Instead of listing all of the reasons of why, why not ask why not?
4. “Turn It Loose”
A cry to traditional country music lovers everywhere, this hit longs for more steel guitar, more blues harp and implores you to put on your shoutin’ shoes.
5. “Love Is Alive”
Love isn’t something you can just will away or turn on and off– love is alive.
6. “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain”
What a poetic look at the things couples do when it’s raining outside.
7. “Love Can Build a Bridge”
Written as an ode to their fans, The Judds wanted to remind everyone how important it was to stand together with the ones you love.
8. “Give A Little Love”
It doesn’t matter how much money you have– it’s all about love, because that’s what a woman wants.