Larry Strickland is a singer who had a chance to work as a backup singer for Elvis Presley. Sadly, he is now (as of April 2022) grieving the death of his wife of 32 years Naomi Judd of Grammy-winning duo The Judds.
Get to know Naomi Judd’s husband better as this Larry Strickland Bio proceeds.
Meet Larry Strickland, Naomi Judd Husband
Larry Strickland and Naomi Judd had a lot in common. They both came from a family of six, “very blue-collar.” Larry worked in the tobacco fields every summer while Naomi’s father owned a gas station and her “hard work ethic.”
So, soon falling in love the duo went on to get wedded at Christ Church in Nashville in 1989, with both of Naomi’s daughters, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd, serving as a bridesmaid.
Fast forward to their 25th wedding anniversary, Naomi took it to an interview to share, “We might go to Red Lobster. I’m tired of Cracker Barrel. We are so normal. Right now, he’s out on a Bush Hog (mower) on the farm and the big excitement is he found a rattler last week. That’s how we live.”
Sadly, Naomi passed away due to mental illness in April 2022.
As per her husband Larry they “will not be making any further statements” about Naomi’s death. So, it doesn’t look like the actual reason for the singer’s death will be revealed any time soon.
However, Larry did once speak about his wife’s depression in Good Morning America. “Get ready to walk that path with them, because they’re gonna need, they’re gonna need you every minute,” he remarked at the time.
Also, in 2017, Naomi herself opened up about her struggles stating that she considered suicide while in a “dark hole of depression.”
“I was so depressed that I couldn’t move… My husband (Larry) and my girlfriends and Ashley would come over and I would just go upstairs and lock the door to my bedroom… You become immobilized,” Naomi explained at the time.
Is Larry Strickland Still Alive?
Yes, Larry Strickland is still alive as of 2022. At the time of Naomi’s death, he was traveling and performing around Austria. “I’m really looking forward to going to Vienna, Salzburg, and Bad Homburg this month. Going to be exciting to visit these cities,” he wrote on April 4, 2022.
For those who don’t know, Larry is Naomi’s second husband.
The Judds star was first married to Michael Ciminella, father of Ashley. The two were married from 1964 to 1972.
Also, prior to Michael, Naomi was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend Charles Jordan, the father of Wynonna.
Reportedly, Wynonna believed that her father was Michael Ciminella for years.
Larry Strickland Age
Larry Strickland was born in March 1946. That made him 76 years of age in 2022 when his wife of the same age Naomi Judd took her last breath.
To be precise, Naomi is 2 years older than Larry.
Larry Strickland Net Worth
Larry Strickland flaunted a net worth of above $10 million in 2022. On the other hand, Naomi’s net worth was $25 million then.
A son of a preacher who loved Gospel Music, Larry knew he wanted to be in the music industry right after attending a gospel concert when he was 12 years old. So, fortunately being blessed with a deep voice, Larry then began his musical career singing with gospel quartets traveling all over the state of North Carolina.
However, in 1966, he was forced to join the US Army and spent the next four years with the National Security Agency in Frankfurt, Germany. So, right after he got out, Larry continued singing with gospel quartets and it wasn’t long before he was noticed by the legendary JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. In 1974, he was then asked to join their group, and eventually, he went from singing in regional quartets in the south to touring and recording with Elvis Presley.
The last we checked, Larry released his most recent album called Legacy in 2020 which was available for $15. Also, you may as well stream his album over Apple music.
What Do We Know About Larry Strickland Parents?
Larry Strickland didn’t share much about his parents. However, we do know that his father was a preacher who loved Gospel Music.
As for his parents-in-law, they are Pauline and Charles Glen Judd.
Other members of Larry’s family include — Scott J Strickland (born: Dec 1962), Leslie Strickland, and Tommy H Strickland (born: Sep 1943).
Larry Strickland Height
Larry Strickland stands tall at a height of above 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm).
How Is Larry Strickland Related To Elvis?
Larry was Elvis’s backup singer
Reflecting on his musical career with Elvis, Larry took it to his IG on September 4, 2020, to write, “Great memories! I can’t believe how long my hair was. What was I thinking?”
Where Was Larry Strickland Born?
But as of 2022, he resided in Franklin, TN.
When Is Larry Strickland Birthday?
Larry celebrates his birthday in March.
Is Larry Strickland On Instagram?
Yes, find him on Instagram @larrystricklandmusic.