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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CMT Music Awards 2022: The Judds reunite to perform ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’

CMT Music Awards 2022: The Judds reunite to perform 'Love Can Build a Bridge' The Judds perform at the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Brent Harrington/CBS via Getty Images)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than two decades after their last televised performance together, the Judds reunited to sing one of their biggest hits at the CMT Music Awards. >> Read more trending newsAccording to “Today” and the Tennessean, the Grammy Award-winning duo, composed of Wynonna Judd and her mother, Naomi Judd, took the stage Monday in Nashville for a heartwarming rendition of their 1990 song “Love Can Build a Bridge.”>> Watch the performance hereAn honor to see @juddsofficial take the stage again with a classic performance of "Love Can Build a Bridge" ❤️🎤 #CMTAwards #SeeHerHearHer @SeeHerofficial pic.twitter.com/L3lEdnMz2p — CMT (@CMT) April 12, 2022“This is really happening,” Wynonna, 57, said during the performance, which included a church choir. >> 2022 CMT Music Awards: See the complete winners listThe pair, who rose to fame in 1983 and disbanded in 1991 amid Naomi’s battle with hepatitis C, will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year, the Tennessean reported. They also plan to go on tour with Martina McBride this fall, according to “Today.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 41 2022 CMT Music Awards red carpet LeAnn Rimes arrives at the CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Amis) (John Amis/AP)©2022 Cox Media Group

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