A beautiful start to a very special night ❤️
CMT televised “NAOMI JUDD: A RIVER OF TIME CELEBRATION,” which emotionally began with the audience hearing from her daughters, actress Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd.
Ashley tearfully told the audience of her mother’s harrowing background, calling her an “icon and a legend who left country music better than she found it.”
“She was every woman,” Ashley said. “Perhaps that’s why everyone felt they knew her. She was a nurse. She was a single mom who sometimes relied on public assistance. She was traumatized by early childhood abuse, intimate partner violence, and rape. She was fired by a boss for refusing to go away with him for a weekend. She was Mamaw to her grandchildren. And she was totally extraordinary.”
Always remember: Love can build a bridge 💕 If you’re struggling and need to talk to somebody, you’re not alone. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free, confidential conversation 24/7. For more ways to take care of your mental health and support others, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness at NAMI.org.
Special Thanks goes to CMT, The Judds, and all the artists and audience