In the continuity of our main examiner; Lesley Hastings, we have the next installment in our new weekly series “Will The Circle Be Continued?” “. The team will provide a short news article, with a link to the previous article. Last week Lesley (twitter.com/lesleyhastings) featured piece Patsy Cine ‘Crazy’.
Patsy cline was the first woman to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is no small feat. Here at Belles and Gals, it was about standing up for women in the music industry and Cline paved the way for many women to follow.
2021 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees include The Judds who will receive the Modern Era Artist medallion. Wyonna and Noami judd were a mother-daughter duo who rose to fame in the 1980s by winning 14 number 1 singles. Wyonna has a total of 19 number one singles to her credit, making her one of the best-selling country artists of all time.
With hits such as “Mama He ‘Crazy”, “Why Not Me” and “Grandpa (Tell Me’ bout the Good Old Days”), the duo became known for their ability to combine folk, bluegrass and blues, paving the way for a new sound for The Era.
Their story is one of a makeshift story having moved to Nashville in the late 1970s, struggling to make ends meet, the success of The Judds is even more poignant. Wyonna said, âThis moment takes me back to 1983, when mom and I started. We got in the car and visited several radio stations a day. I feel like I have touched the lottery. It’s so surreal. John Lennon always said he just wanted to be remembered, and now we’re really part of the story, or should I say HERstory. What an honor, “