The CMHOF are offering a fresh take on the story of the iconic mom-daughter duo. They’ll have rare artifacts and even impressive costumes in the exhibit, titled The Judds: Dream Chasers. The exhibition opens on Aug. 10, 2018 and runs through July 14, 2019.
The Judds: Dream Chasers will tell the complete story of Naomi and Wynonna. It’ll start with them from the very beginning when they were Diana Judd and daughter Christina Ciminella. It’ll take fans on a journey as they came became one of the most successful duos in the history of country music.
Museum CEO Kyle Young says, “Country music hall of fame member Tom T. Hall, who hailed from The Judds’ home territory of eastern Kentucky, sang, ‘It’s a million miles to the city, from the hills and the valleys we know. / It’s a million miles to the city, and someday we all want to go.’ This is a million-mile story, told with heart and soul, about a miraculous, fortunate, and harmonious journey.”
“The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is sacred ground, regarded with reverence and respect,” Naomi Judd gushes. “I am so overjoyed to have The Judds’ career encapsulated in this new exhibit. I’m so proud of all the success Wynonna has accomplished and we owe everything to the fans who welcomed The Judds music into their homes.”
“I am truly humbled and grateful to partner with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to honor The Judds’ legacy and relive some of the special moments we shared with our fans,” Wynonna Judd says. “What an honor.”
Below are a list of artifacts fans can expect to see in The Judds: Dream Chasers:
-Velvet jacket embellished with bugle beading and sequins (worn by Wynonna in The Judds’ farewell concert in December 1991)
-Lyrics to “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain” handwritten by Don Schlitz, who co-wrote the song with Brent Maher.
-1996 Gibson Custom Shop ES-336 electric guitar used by Wynonna in her solo concerts
-Nurse’s uniform worn by Naomi when she worked as a registered nurse
-Certificate presented to 17-year-old Naomi for her volunteer work as a Candy Striper at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky
-Hohner harmonicas and cigar box owned by Naomi, who began playing harmonica in the 1970s
-Note to Santa Claus, written by Naomi Judd and her siblings when they were children.
Find more information on the exhibition and the CMHOF as a whole here.