Country music’s favorite and iconic mother-daughter duo, Naomi and Wynonna, or The Judes, are a staple at the CMA Awards. Whether it’s for nominations, awards or performances during the event, The Judes are no strangers to appearing at the CMA Awards.
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Have you ever wondered how many CMA Awards the iconic duo has received throughout their careers? Well, to answer that question, The Judes took home a total of nine CMA Awards. What category are they in? Below is a list of their nine trophies and when they won each of them:
🏆 1984 Horizon Award
🏆 Single of the Year 1985
🏆 1985 Vocal Group of the Year
🏆 1986 Vocal Group of the Year
🏆 1987 Vocal Group of the Year
🏆 1988 Vocal Duo of the Year
🏆 1989 Vocal Duo of the Year
🏆 1990 Vocal Duo of the Year
🏆 1991 Vocal Duo of the Year
The Horizon New Artist of the Year Award – 1984
The Horizon Award, or New Artist of the Year Award as it is now known, is one of the CMA’s primary awards. It is to honor artists whose work has achieved fame on a national level and will likely continue to achieve greatness as they move forward with their careers.
The Judds took home the award in 1984 when they took the country music scene by storm. It was their first of nine CMA Awards.
Single of the Year – 1985
In 1985, the duo won Single of the Year for their single, “Why Not Me”. It is a song from their debut full-length studio album of the same name. The album sold millions of copies in the US and established The Judes as a dominant force on the country music scene.
Vocal Group of the Year – 1985 to 1987
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The Vocal Group of the Year Award was first presented in 1967 and included a duo. However, they created a separate category for duets in 1970.
The Judds won a total of three CMA Awards in this category, and they won consecutively from 1985 to 1987. Aside from the Dixie Chicks, the Judds are the only all-female group to win the award.
Vocal Duo of the Year – 1988 to 1991
In 1970 the Vocal Duo of the Year category was introduced. Judes took home four trophies from this category and once again, they won back-to-back awards.
The Judds have certainly made an impressive mark on the country music scene, and these CMA Awards are proof of that. Although we will never see the two perform on stage again, they have left us an impressive legacy that we will cherish forever.