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After their first big hit, "Mama He's Crazy," soared to No. 1 in 1984, The Judds were suddenly America's sweethearts. The duo of mother Naomi and daughter Wynonna popped up on TV shows, performed on the Grand Ole Opry and won the 1984 CMA Horizon Award.
And their whirlwind success continued when they received a Grammy nomination in 1985 for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Mama He's Crazy." What's more, they were chosen to be presenters on the prestigious show - a rare privilege for a new country act.
That prompted a quip from a stressed-out Wynonna. "To me, it would be wonderful to perform," she said. "That way, I'd get to throw up twice instead of once."
Naomi's comments were a bit more restrained. "I've been a mama and a homemaker ever since I was 17 years old," she noted. "This is the fantasy to beat all fantasies, I'll tell you."
The fantasy became reality when The Judds received the Grammy on Feb. 26, 1985. It marked the first of five Grammys for the dynamic duo, which broke up at the end of 1991.