Of course, it’s damn near impossible to put into words the kind of impact The Judds had on country music.
In a relatively short career, the mother/daughter duo racked up over 20 #1 singles and 5 Grammy Awards on their way to becoming a signature artist of ’80s.
A number of fellow country music artists including Carrie Underwood, Travis Tritt, Maren Morris and more immediately took to Twitter and Instagram to share their memories, their heartbreak, and their condolences:
Country music lost a true legend…sing with the angels, Naomi!!! We’re all sending up prayers for the Judd family today…
This is heartbreaking news! Naomi Judd was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. I had the honor of working with her in movies and numerous musical events. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to her family. https://t.co/ONRL9Q29om
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and fellow Kentuckian, Naomi Judd. Naomi was always so special to be with. She accomplished so much and she will be missed and loved forever. My prayers go out to Naomi and her family.❤️🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/Us57t9bfsj
So very sad to hear of #NaomiJudd passing today. I had the great honor of knowing her, and she was no doubt one of the most iconic entertainers ever to make country music. Thinking of my good friend @Wynonna right now, this is a very tough day for her and the family. #TheJudds