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  • May 2, 1979
    The day after their arrival in Nashville, Naomi Judd takes daughter Wynonna to the Country Music Hall of Fame during her lunch break on her first day at work. Naomi's initial salary: $150 weekly
    May 30, 1979
    On the day she turns 15, Wynonna Judd spends a birthday in Nashville for the first time. The family is so poor that mother Naomi's gift is a drive in the country
    Feb 11, 1980
    The Judds begin appearing regularly on "The Ralph Emery Show," an early-morning program on Nashville's WSM-TV. It marks the start of their rise to fame in Music City
    Mar 1, 1983
    The Judds sign their first management deal, with Ken Stilts, in Dallas. Upon returning to his hotel room, Stilts suffers a heart attack
    Mar 2, 1983
    The Judds audition at RCA Records, singing "Change Of Heart" and "The Sweetest Gift (A Mother's Smile)" for executives Joe Galante, Randy Goodman, Tony Brown and Norro Wilson
    Aug 2, 1983
    Wynonna Judd takes her first step toward personal independence, moving out of the house to live in the home of The Judds' co-manager, Woody Bowles
    Dec 2, 1983
    RCA releases The Judds' first single, "Had A Dream (For The Heart)"
    Jan 30, 1984
    RCA releases the album "The Judds - Wynonna & Naomi"
    Feb 1, 1984
    Lorianne Crook conducts an interview with The Judds, their first for TV. It airs two weeks later on "This Week In Country Music"
    Feb 13, 1984
    The Judds join former astronaut John Glenn as he campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

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