Naomi Judd, matriarch of country music and mother to Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died at age 76 after battling

cancer for the past year. Judd's daughters, country singer Wynonna and actress Ashley Judd, confirmed the artist's pass 

away in a statement on Saturday. Today we sisters experienced a tragedy, the statement reads. We lost our beautiful mother to

the disease of cancer. Naomi Judd leaves behind three children—Wynonna, Ashley, and Paul—and seven 

Six Flags Over Texas and was given an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. But it wasn't until 1980

that Judd, together with her daughter Wynonna, formed The Judds, who would go on to become one of country music's 

most iconic acts of all time. Despite their run of chart-topping hits throughout the '80s and '90s, Naomi Judd and Wynonna 

decided to split in 1991 because Naomi wanted to focus more on her family. After years away from country music, Naomi Judd

returned to work as a solo artist in 2004 and released three albums between 2005 and 2008. She also performed regularly

as part of The Grand Ole Opry and had plans for another album before her pass away last week. This part should talk about - 

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