Webster Public Relations Signs The Judds

The Judds. Photo: Matthew Rolston and courtesy of OWN.

Webster Public Relations has signed The Judds for publicity services.

“When you think back about the songs that defined the 1980’s in Country Music, the names of Wynonna and Naomi are at the top of the list,” says Webster Public Relations president Kirt Webster. “I was honored to work with them during The Last Encore Tour in 2010 and 2011, and am humbled and excited to announce their signing and once again promote The Judds to the masses!”

Both mother and daughter began their musical journey in Ashland, Kentucky, and lived in California for a brief period during the 1970’s before moving to Nashville. The two quickly found a regular slot on WSM-TV’s The Ralph Emery Show. The duo signed with RCA Nashville in 1983, and made their chart debut by the end of the year with “Had A Dream (For The Heart).”

For the rest of the 1980’s, each single from The Judds released by RCA reached the Top 10 on radio, with 14 singles reaching the No. 1 spot. They have earned six Grammy awards, nine Academy of Country Music awards (including the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), nine Country Music Association awards, and sold over 20 million units worldwide.

The Judds embarked on their Farewell Tour in 1991, after Naomi’s diagnosis of Hepatitis C forced her to retire from the road. Wynonna launched a successful solo career with her self-titled debut album, earning a 5x multi-Platinum certification and her first three singles reaching No. 1 on the country charts. Naomi focused on her health, beating the disease, writing several New York Times best-selling books and becoming a motivational speaker. The duo has returned to the stage on several occasions since, including the successful Last Encore Tour in 2010-2011 and a Las Vegas residency in 2015.

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