Kimberly Williams-Paisley remembers Naomi Judd: ‘She most likely had no thought what present she was giving me’


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Naomi Judd left Kimberly Williams-Paisley with a present earlier than she handed.

Williams-Paisley recounted to Each day Submit Digital a particular second she shared with the late musician.

“Naomi Judd was always very sweet to me. I met her a few times and I remember shortly after I met my husband [Brad Paisley], I was still really freaked out about flying,” she stated, whereas talking about her journey hacks with Hilton. “It was after 9/11 and I used to get so nervous flying as so many people were. And I remember one day, I was on a flight with Naomi, and she was sitting behind me, and I was so nervous, and she just seemed so at peace and calm.”

“Impulsively, I turned around to her and I said, ‘I really am scared to fly.’ She just looked at me with this sparkle in her eye and she said, ‘Oh, I’m not afraid of anything.'”

Kimberly Williams-Paisley remembered an

Kimberly Williams-Paisley remembered an “inspiring” second she shared with Naomi Judd earlier than the singer’s loss of life.

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The “Father of the Bride” actress stated the phrase was “really inspiring” to her and “simple.”

“And probably, you know, obviously not the case all the time. But in that moment, she felt it.”

“Ever since then, when I was afraid of flying, I would think, ‘Just pretend you’re Naomi. Just pretend you’re not afraid. Just say, I’m not afraid to fly’. And it worked. I’ve always been so grateful to her for just that one moment that she probably had no idea what gift she was giving me.”

Naomi died by suicide on April 30. Her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna Judd, introduced the “Have Mercy” singer’s loss of life through social media a day earlier than The Judds have been set to be inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame.

Naomi died by suicide on April 30. Her death was announced by her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, on social media.

Naomi died by suicide on April 30. Her loss of life was introduced by her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, on social media.
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“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” the joint assertion learn. “We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”

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Simply weeks earlier than her loss of life, Naomi reunited with Wynonna on the CMA Awards for a efficiency. The duo additionally introduced that they have been going again on tour for the primary time in 10 years.

“The Final Tour” was supposed to start Sept. 30 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finish on Oct. 28. in Nashville, Tennessee. Martina McBride was set to open.

Naomi’s household has reportedly met to debate the opportunity of persevering with the tour.

“They want to be respectful and representative of their legacy, but more importantly as to what Naomi would have wanted for her family and fans,” a supply informed Folks Journal.

Naomi was remembered on Sunday at CMT's

Naomi was remembered on Sunday at CMT’s “Naomi Judd: A River of Time.”

Naomi was remembered Sunday at CMT’s “Naomi Judd: A River of Time.” 

On the memorial, her husband Larry Strickland admitted that he was “scared to death” over the nation music star’s journey to Nashville days earlier than she died by suicide.

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“I was really scared to death about her flying alone all the way from Vienna back to Nashville ’cause I knew how fragile she was,” he stated.


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