Just a day after the unexpected passing of Naomi Judd, Ray Charles and the Judds attended 

the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter.

The loss of Naomi Judd replaced the usual festive celebrations, but music was played 

as singers and musicians of the genre mourned the country legend, while also celebrating the four inspirations 

The Judds, Ray Charles, Eddie Byers and Pete Drake. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill and many more performed their hit songs.

Naomi and Winona Judd were one of the most popular pairings of the 1980s, 

having scored 14 No. 1 hits during their nearly three-decade career. On the eve of her joining, 

the family said in a statement to the Associated Press that Naomi Judd died at the age of 76 due to "an illness of mental illness."

Daughters Winona and Ashley Judd accepted the inspiration amidst tears, holding each other and reciting Bible verses together.

"I'm sorry she couldn't hang on today," Ashley Judd said of her mother to the crying crowd. 

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