Wynonna was born Christina Ciminella in Ashland, Kentucky. She rose to fame as a young adult, singing with her mother Naomi. By the time she was 20, the Judds appeared on the country charts with its first big hit, "Mama He's Crazy." Wynonna became a star performing with her mother but was eager to spread her wings. Her eponymous first album was released in 1992 and established her as a hit-making solo artist.
No One Else on Earth
They broke the mold after they made Wynonna. At once brash, outgoing and intelligent, Wynonna set a new, high watermark for what a country artist could do. Wynonna's music is rollicking and incorporates elements of blues and rock in addition to country. In 1992, with her first solo single, "She Is His Only Need" Wynonna reached No. 1 on the country charts. Her hits "I Saw the Light," "No One Else on Earth" and "Tell Me Why" all charted on both the country and adult contemporary charts. With her solo work, Wynonna has proved that she wasn't just a niche artist but a pure musical force to be reckoned with. Over the years, she's continued to crank out hits without ever sacrificing her unique outlook and artistic voice. Since the 1990s, Wynonna has released eight solo albums, a Christmas album and appeared on several collaborations.
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What awards has Wynonna won?
Wynonna won the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Song in 1992, for the song "I Saw the Light." In 1994, she took home the Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year. Wynonna has also been nominated for five Grammys over the years, including four Best Country Vocal Performance (Female) nominations. In 2003, she was nominated for the Academy of Country Music's Humanitarian of the Year Award. In 2005, Wynonna even received a Gospel Music Association Award.
Who has Wynonna worked with?
Wynonna's most prominent collaboration over the years has been with her mother, Naomi. She's performed duets with other country stars like Clint Black and even with Broadway diva Bette Midler. She's also collaborated with Patti Labelle, Michael Bolton and Dionne Warwick over the years. Wynonna's powerful vocals and diverse influences have made her an attractive collaborator for artists of all ages and genres.
Where is Wynonna playing?
Wynonna tours extensively. In 2019, she's touring the United States. Wynonna is covering the country, playing everywhere from Connecticut's Fox Theatre to the Clayton Center for the Arts in Tennessee.
What is a Wynonna concert like?
After decades on the road, Wynonna really knows how to put on a show. In the 1990s, Wynonna was one of the first country artists, along with Garth Brooks, to bring elements of arena rock into the country genre. Wynonna is a big believer in sex appeal, and this comes through in her growling vocals and over-the-top shows. She plays country, soul and rock covers when it suits her. Examples include "The House Is Rockin'" and "Till I Get It Right." Judd still performs her crowd-pleasing older hits like "Rock Bottom" and has even been known to close with The Judds' classic "Love Can Build A Bridge." Wynonna is funny and enjoys stage banter, regularly joking about her mother, her age and other topics. Crowds love her high-energy music and authentic personality.
Which artists are similar to Wynonna?
Wynonna is a true original. She has a lot in common with other '80s and '90s artists like Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Garth Brooks.Back to Top
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