Naomi Judd death LATEST – Husband Larry Strickland and longtime friend Dolly Parton pay tribute to country star

Naomi once lashed out at CMT Awards.

In an editorial for The Tennessean, Judd wrote about her dismay at the award show’s tribute to Jones, according to Whiskey Riff.

She Submitted: “George Jones is to country music what The Beatles are to pop, the Rolling Stones to rock, Elvis to rockabilly, Mozart to classical and Aretha to soul.

“Yet, the “Country”Music Television Awards Show allowed only a “by the way” mention of Jones’ death and legacy. Incongruously, they chose alternative music group the Mavericks to perform their short version of George’s The Race Is On.

“True country music fans are a loyal bunch and are passionate about our roots and heritage.

Every year, CMT includes artists of unrelated genres, many of whom some country music fans don’t even know. I propose that the CMT Awards show be renamed. Perhaps to ‘the Multi-Genre Awards Show, Featuring Artists under 30.’”

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