Flashback to the good old days of country music, when The Judds could do no wrong YouTube

Country music is all about family, and The Judds really took that to heart.

Naomi Judd and her youngest daughter, Wynonna, started singing together as The Judds in the early ’80s. What they didn’t know was that they would go on to become one of the most successful country music duos of all time.

From the moment they released their first full album, “Why Not Me,” in October 1984, they were off and running.

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Launching off on the heels of the No. 1 “Mama He’s Crazy,” The Judds released eight consecutive No. 1 songs. including classics like “Why Not Me” and “Girls Night Out.” In fact, from 1984 through late 1989, the duo released 17 songs and only three of them didn’t reach the top spot, yet they did all make it inside the Top 10.

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“Why Not Me” did more than just rule the charts, it ruled the Grammy Awards as well. For two years in a row, The Judds won Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with “Mama He’s Crazy” in 1985 and “Why Not Me” in 1986. The album also sold like crazyz, taking barely six months until it went Gold (500,000 units sold) in the early days of April 1985.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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