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Just a little over a decade after Dolly Parton further established herself as a powerful female artist with “Coat of Many Colors,” The Judds made their way on the scene.
The Judds was comprised of mother Naomi and daughter Wynonna.
After years of performing together, The Judds were finally signed to a record label in 1983. Together, the two won five Grammy Awards and scored a host of hits, including “Why Not Me” and “Mama He’s Crazy.”
Naomi’s sweet, smooth voice took lead most of the time, while Wynonna provided backup with her strong, deep tone. The dynamic between mother and daughter can be heard quite well in a long-forgotten clip that shows them singing “Coat of Many Colors.”
This undated footage shows The Judds at the beginning stage of their career. Naomi stood closest to the front, guitar in hand, while Wynonna stood a few steps behind her.
Introducing the song, Naomi explained that when they played it for her Papa Judd a few years prior, he started to cry. They had never seen him so emotional before.
So when they asked him why he was crying, he said it was because he once had a “Coat of Many Colors” himself.
Needless to say, the song meant a great deal to The Judds. Their love for it shows through in their performance. Just like usual, Naomi sang the majority of the time. Her gentle voice soared through the words, instantly enchanting all who watched her.
But the best parts came when Wynonna jumped in to offer her vocals. When Wynonna’s voice met her mother’s on the chorus, the resulting sound was magical.
Watching this, we’re surprised that this clip went practically unrecognized for so long. Now, we’re bringing it back for y’all to enjoy. You can watch The Judds sing “Coat of Many Colors” in the clip below.