Wynonna Judd Net Worth
Wynonna Judd Net Worth: Wynonna Judd is an American country music singer who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. She first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother Naomi in the country music duo The Judds before she launched a solo career in the early '90s.
Early Life: Wynonna Judd was born Christina Claire Ciminella on May 30, 1964 in Ashland, Kentucky to Naomi Judd. She was given the last name Ciminella after Michael Ciminella, whom her mother had married quickly after being abandoned by her boyfriend and Judd's biological father, Charles Jordan, who died in 2000. Her younger half-sister is the actress Ashley Judd. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1968, but Naomi and Michael were divorced by 1972. In 1976, Wynonna and Naomi were living in Kentucky, where Wynonna was gaining inspiration from the country music her mother always had playing, and learned to play guitar after getting one for Christmas.
The Judds: In 1979 the Judds moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a musical career together as the mother-daughter duo The Judds. Between 1983 and 1991, The Judds charted 23 hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including 14 number ones. They also recorded eight studio albums, one Christmas album and two Greatest Hits compilations. In their six-year career, The Judds sold more than 20 million records worldwide and had won over 60 industry awards, including five Grammy Nominations, nine County Music Association awards (seven of them consecutive), and eight Billboard Music Awards. For a while, they were the biggest-selling duo in country music and remained so until they were eclipsed by Brooks & Dunn in the '90s.
A chronic bout of hepatitis C forced Naomi into an early retirement following a 1991 farewell tour. Wynonna and her mother reunited in 1999 for a New Year's Eve concert sponsored by K-Mart. They embarked on a tour together in 2000, and four new Judds songs were released. They reunited in 2010 for "The Last Encore," an 18-city tour. As a result of the successful tour, they released a new album together in April 2011, "I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection, which featured two new songs and twelve of their greatest hits.
Solo Career: After the duo parted ways, Wynonna signed to MCA Records as a solo artist, performing as simply Wynonna. In January 1992, she performed solo on TV for the first time at the American Music Awards, unveiling her first single, "She Is His Only Need", from her self-titled solo debut album. The single went to No. 1 on the Billboard country singles charts that year, as did the albums next three singles, "I Saw the Light" and "My Strongest Weakness" and "No One Else on Earth." Her second album, platinum-selling "Tell Me Why", was released in 1993 and spawned five consecutive Top Ten hits on the country charts: "Only Love," "Is It Over Yet," "Rock Bottom," and "Girls with Guitars", which was written by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and "Tell Me Why." Wynonna won the ACM Female Artist of the Year award in 1993. Not being present at the ceremony, her mother Naomi accepted the award on Wynonna's behalf.
In 1996, Wynonna released "Revelations," her third album that was also certified platinum and led off with her fourth and final No. 1 hit, "To Be Loved by You." Her fourth and final album under the MCA label was "The Other Side," It did not sell as well as her first three and earned only a gold certification, and its lead singles were not as popular as her previous ones. She then left MCA in favor of Mercury Records.
In 1999, Wynonna released her fifth solo album "New Day Dawning." Her sixth studio album "What the World Needs Now Is Love" was released in 2003, with the lead singles faring well. Included in the tracks was a cover of Elvis Presley's "Burning Love." In 2005, Wynonna released "Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime." "Sing: Chapter 1," was released in 2009 and was largely composed of cover songs. She released a new single, "Love It Out Loud", in May 2011. In March 2013, she released her single, "Something You Can't Live Without," off her next album. Judd released a new studio album, "Wynonna & The Big Noise" on February 12, 2016. The album produced two singles: "Jesus and a Jukebox" and "Things I Lean On."
Television: Judd provided the voice of Molly Cule in the animated "The Magic School Bus." She appeared on Blue's Clues in 1999. Judd guest starred as a singer on the fifth season of "Touched by an Angel." In 2005, she was a guest star on "Hope & Faith." That same year, she sang "It's About Love" for the VeggieTales episode "Lord of the Beams." She starred in a special television event on NBC in 2007 titled "Wynonna: A Tribute on Ice," which featured the skating champions Kimmie Meissner and Brian Boitano. She also hosted season four of USA's "Nashville Star."
Wynonna was a contestant on season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars". She was partnered with all-star season champion Tony Dovolani. She and Dovolani were the first couple eliminated.
Personal Life: Judd married Arch Kelly III in 1996. They had a son, Elijah Judd, in December 1994. Her having a child "out of wedlock" affected her career during this time, as her fanbase was largely conservative. Her second husband was D.R. Roach, whom she married in November 2003. In 2007, Roach was arrested for the sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. She filed for divorce five days later. Judd married longtime boyfriend, the drummer for the band Highway 101, Cactus Moser on June 10, 2012 at her home in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee. Two months later, Moser was severely injured in a motorcycle crash in South Dakota, which resulted in his left leg having to be amputated.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1964-05-30|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Musician, Author, Songwriter, Philanthropist, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|