Mother Naomi and daughter Wynonna had an amazing run of 14 number one singles through 1989, making them one of the most popular country acts of the 1980s. Their music combined elements of traditional country harmony singing, bluegrass and Appalachian folk with pop, rock and sophisticated contemporary production.
In addition, Wynonna's powerful, bluesy, often sexy lead vocals established her as one of the finest country singers of her time. But even more important than her widely accessible sound - or her considerable visual appeal - was her empathetic understanding of working-class and small-town women, which she earned through a long, uphill battle of her own.
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