The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will take a fresh look at the story of The Juddsâ€”mother Naomi and daughter Wynonnaâ€”in an exhibit titledÂ The Judds: Dream Chasers. The exhibit opens Aug. 10 and will run its course through next July.
The exhibit will follow the popular duo from their mother-and-child beginnings as Diana Judd and daughter Christina Ciminella to their music career peak in the 80s and 90s.
What will be featured
The exhibit compiles rare artifacts, original manuscripts, unpublished photos and keepsake costumes.Â Here's a preview of items that will be featured in the exhibit:
- Velvet jacket embellished with bugle beading and sequins, worn by Wynonna Judd on The Juddsâ€™ farewell concert in December 1991. The concert was taped for a television special broadcast a week later
- Lyrics to the song released by The Judds as "Rockinâ€™ with the Rhythm of the Rain," handwritten by Don Schlitz, who co-wrote the song with Brent Maher. The song went to #1 and appeared on The Juddsâ€™ second album, Rockinâ€™ with the Rhythm (1985).
- 1996 Gibson Custom Shop ES-336 electric guitar used by Wynonna Judd in her solo concerts
- Nurseâ€™s uniform worn by Naomi Judd when she worked as a registered nurse
What they said
As CEO Kyle Young said in a relase, "Country music hall of fame member Tom T. Hall, who hailed from The Juddsâ€™ home territory of eastern Kentucky, sang, â€˜Itâ€™s a million miles to the city, from the hills and the valleys we know/ Itâ€™s a million miles to the city, and someday we all want to go.â€™ This is a million-mile story, told with heart and soul, about a miraculous, fortunate, and harmonious journey."