I won’t lie. I’ve always wanted to play “dress-up” in Naomi Judd’s closet. And if you were a big fan of the Judds, chances are you might have had that thought, too.
Now we have our chance to actually own a piece of country music history.
Mama Judd is the latest country star to auction off some of her beloved treasures for a good cause. Julien’s Auctions , which specializes in entertainment and music memorabilia sales, will oversee the bidding on stage costumes and personal items belonging to Judd.
We’re talking jazzy costumes decked out with rhinestones, dramatic batwing sleeves, designer suits — the works. Remember her beautifully embellished 1991 ACM Awards ensemble from the year she and daughter Wynonna took home top vocal duet? You can bid on it. Or her Judds Reunion stage gown? It could be yours, too.
Of course, there’s more to the event than just fashion. Also on the auction block is a custom Buck Owens American guitar bearing a plaque engraved with “Naomi Judd/Bakersfield California/3-28-87/Your Friend, Buck Owens.” She’s even offering an “Elvis in Concert” jacket from her husband Larry Strickland, who toured with the King in the Stamps Quartet. (The jacket comes complete with the iconic “Taking Care of Business” lightning bolt on the shoulder.)
And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the gems up for grabs.
Perhaps the most sentimental piece is her 1920s-style, Thomas model 217 “Norman Rockwell” replica radio. The story goes that this is the radio Judd and her daughters Wynonna and actress Ashley would listen to for entertainment while living in the hills of Kentucky before making it big.
The auction will take place Nov. 7-8 at the Julien’s Auctions gallery in Beverly Hills, but don’t worry if you can’t make it to California. An exclusive online auction is also set to take place on the company’s website.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Tucker House, a nonprofit organization that works with families of children with disabilities and their healthcare providers to aid in navigating the path from diagnosis to returning home.