Monday, June 20, 2005

Naomi Judd Sings To Hounds Instead Of Crowds These Days

PEACEFUL VALLEY, Tenn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Country singer- turned-health advocate Naomi Judd is more likely to sing to a hound than a crowd of country fans these days.

Mama Judd officially retired from music in 1991 when she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, focusing on writing self-help books instead of country ballads.

Still, she says music will always be a part of her life. Just recently, her actress daughter Ashley was eating dinner at her house and asked her to write a song about her mutt, Buttermilk.

Naomi immediately cranked out a ditty to the dog they refer to as “The King” set to the tune of Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel.”

She says, “Here I am, a Grammy-award-winning songwriter and I wrote a theme song for a dog and we’re all singing it at the table. I thought, ‘I will always be a singer. I will always be a songwriter.’”

On the more serious side, Judd’s latest project is helping food maker Post promote whole grain cereals for weight loss and heart health.

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