The Judds’ 5 Best Music Videos

The impact the Judds have had on the country music landscape is immeasurable. The loss of Naomi Judd, who died by suicide in April, came at a time when the mother-daughter duo looked set to make a meaningful comeback. His death came just a day before the Judds’ induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and sent shockwaves through their close-knit music community.

This weekend, a series of headlining shows originally planned to mark the pair’s final tour of their careers will now become a celebration of the legacy Naomi and Wynonna have made together. As fans rally to remember Naomi and the incredible songs she helped bring to life, The Boot revisits some of the best and brightest moments of the Judds’ historic and influential career.

Their music topped the country charts in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a string of success that continued until their final studio album of new material, the 1990s. Love can build a bridge. This catapult into stardom also coincided with the rise of music videos as a tool to promote songs while connecting with audiences in new ways.

Although the Judds only released a handful of official music videos at the height of their career, the following clips remind us of their immense talent, charisma and storytelling abilities – whether through song, on stage or in front of them. a camera.

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    “Give a little love”

    This 1988 video marked the Judds’ first collaboration with Bud Schaetzle, who went on to direct their fifth and final music video three years later. His vision created a quick compilation of live performance footage alongside moments filmed at various stage locations.

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    “Mom, he’s crazy”

    Directed by David Hogan, “Mama He’s Crazy” marked the duo’s first music video of their career. The clip, released in 1984, shows the couple in a quaint country house, reflecting on past relationships.

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    “Love Is Alive”

    Simple and poignant, the visual accompaniment to Judds’ 1985 single puts Wynonna’s soaring vocals and Naomi’s heartbreaking harmonies in the spotlight.

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    “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)”

    The video for “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days)” shows Wynonna Judd trying to overcome the challenges of everyday life as an adult. From the window of her small apartment, she watches her neighbors as they go through these same moments in time while reflecting on all that has changed.

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    “Love can build a bridge”

    Known to most as the Judds’ trademark hit, “Love Can Build a Bridge” is about coming together and connecting on a human level. As the pair perform their hit anthem behind the scenic landscape of Sedona, Arizona, viewers also see a bond forged between men from very different backgrounds, resulting in a beautiful visual depiction of togetherness.

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