The Judds, Ray Charles join the Country Music Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly.
The music played on at the all-star ceremony, featuring music from Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and Trisha Yearwood.
Naomi’s daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd, accepted the honor amid tears, holding onto each other and reciting a Bible verse together. The posthumous induction of Charles showcased his genre-defying skill as a singer who exposed the genre to new audiences.
The Hall of Fame also inducted two studio musicians, Eddie Bayers and Pete Drake.