Wynonna Judd is a popular American country musician who is well-known for the music duo ‘The Judds’. This is where she took her last name. ‘The Judd’ is actually a music duo composed of Wynonna Judd and her mother. Read on to know more about the career, biography, earnings, and net worth of Wynonna Judd in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Wynonna Judd was born as Christina Claire Ciminella on May 30, 1964, in Ashland, Kentucky. Her full name is Wynonna Ellen Judd, but she is popular by her single name Wynonna. Her mother’s name is Naomi, who is also a musician and a part of ‘The Judds’. Wynonna’s father was Naomi’s boyfriend, Charles Jorden who broke up with Wynonna’s mother even before her birth. When Wynonna was a child, her family’s financial conditions were very rough. She hardly attended any school.
In her entire lifetime, Wynonna married thrice and divorced twice. Her first marriage was with Arch Kelley III in 1996. The couple had two kids (one in 1994 and the other one in 1996) together before getting the divorce in 1998. She got married for the second time in 2003 to her bodyguard. She divorced him in 2007. Her present husband is musician Cactus Moser whom she married in 2012. The same year, her husband met a fatal car accident. However, now he is all fit.
Career, Awards & Nominations
When Wynonna was a child, she grew interest in country music seeing her mother practising the music. She moved to Nashville along with her mother and looked for an opportunity to kick-start her career. After banging a lot against the wall, she finally bagged a deal in 1983 with ‘RCA Records’. When her financial conditions got improved, and she had also gained a bit experience in the industry, she along with her mother founded the music duo ‘The Judds’. Just after the formation, the band got surprisingly great success, and Wynonna became an overnight star.
They were still working with ‘RCA Records’ and released six albums under the studio. During those years, Wynonna enjoyed the mainstream of success and became one of the most popular musicians in the country music. After the ground-breaking success of ‘The Judds’, Wynonna began her solo career in 1992. She gained massive success in the solo career too.
Speaking of the awards, Wynonna had won several prestigious nominations including Grammy Award, Gospel Music Association Award, and Academy of Country Music Award. Other than the nominations, she has won Billboard Best New Country Music Award, Playboy Award, and NARM Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Over her career, Wynonna has released numerous studio as well as solo albums. Most of them were the platinum hits. With the fact, you can have an idea about the successful career of Wynonna. Today, she is not much active. Still, the legendary musician holds a jaw-breaking net worth of $25 million. She has churned out the major portion of her income through the music. In the later years, she also appeared in TV shows which added a significant amount to her net worth.
Wynonna has a successful professional career. Though she faced some issues in her personal life, but she never let it affect her music career. Maybe this is why, today, she is at the top peak of success.