With Wynonna

GRAMMY-winning artist discusses hearing her music on the radio, touring and the experience of winning music's highest honor
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September 14, 2012 -- 12:33 pm PDT

GRAMMY-winning artist Wynonna was among the performers at the recent GRAMMY Block Party & Membership Celebration hosted by The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter. During the event, Wynonna participated in an interview with GRAMMY.com, discussing the first time she heard her music on the radio, touring, the Nashville music community, and winning a GRAMMY.

"I went to some other realm. I remember it like it was yesterday," said Wynonna about hearing her music on the radio for the first time. "I just sat there, like 'This is a freaking movie. I'm in a movie. This is my life. I'm with my mom. This just can't be happening."

In 1983 Wynonna and mother Naomi Judd issued their debut single as the Judds, forming what would become a successful mother-daughter musical partnership. The duo won five GRAMMYs, including Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals honors for "Mama He's Crazy" in 1984 and "Love Can Build A Bridge" in 1991. From 1984–1989 the duo landed 14 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Country Singles chart.

Wynonna launched a solo career with the eponymous Wynonna in 1992. The album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Her next two albums, 1993's Tell Me Why and 1996's Revelations, also peaked in the Top 10. The latter album featured "To Be Loved By You," which became Wynonna’s fourth No. 1 Country Singles hit as a solo artist. The Judds reunited for a New Year’s Eve performance in 1999 — the performance was subsequently released as a double album, The Judds: Reunion Live. Wynonna's most recent studio album is 2003's What The World Needs Now Is Love. In 2005 Wynonna released her memoir, Coming Home To Myself, which landed on The New York Times bestseller list. She is currently in the midst of a U.S. tour, with select dates scheduled through December.                                                         

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