The Judds, Ray Charles join Country Music Hall of Fame one day after Naomi Judd’s death

Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony Wynonna Judd, left, looks to the sky as sister Ashley Judd watches during the Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall Of Fame Sunday, May 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP) (Wade Payne)NASHVILLE — Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a subdued ceremony filled with tears, laughter and, most of all, music, just one day after Naomi Judd died at the age of 76. >> Read more trending newsDaughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd accepted the induction through tears, clasping each other and reciting a Psalm 23 from the Bible. “It’s a strange dynamic to be this broken and this blessed...But though my heart is broken, I will continue to sing,” Wynona, as she was widely known during her solo career after Naomi Judd stepped back from performing in 1991 following a hepatitis C diagnosis, told the crowd. According to The Tennessean, vocalist and fellow Kentuckian Ricky Skaggs inducted Wynonna and Naomi Judd into the Hall, hailing their legendary catalog for connecting people with a “front porch, back porch and no porch.”>> Related: Naomi Judd: Country music stars, others flood social media with tributes to late singerThe show did, in fact, go on despite the shock of Naomi Judd’s passing, with the Country Music Hall of Fame also welcoming new inductees Charles, Eddie Bayers and Pete Drake. Meanwhile, country music royalty, including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, among others, delivered powerful performances from the Nashville stage.

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