Wynonna Judd’s drug-addled daughter Grace Kelley granted parole for eight-year prison sentence & ordered to treatment

COUNTRY singer Wynonna Judd’s troubled daughter Grace Pauline Kelley has been granted parole for her eight-year prison sentence and has been ordered to complete treatment. 

Grace, 24, was booked on April 30, 2020 for a probation violation in her 2016 meth case, and was sentenced to eight years behind bars.


The Sun can exclusively reveal Grace was granted parole at her April 19, 2021 hearing. 

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Board of Parole told The Sun: “The Board reached a final decision on April 22, 2021, recommending releasing her to parole supervision with post-release conditions.”

The conditions include substance abuse treatment, substance abuse aftercare referral and random drug screens.

Though she has been granted parole, she is still in custody at Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center. 


The spokesperson explained: “Her home plan will need to be approved by Tennessee Department of Correction, then a parole certificate will be issued and then Tennessee Department of Corrections will manage her release back to the community.”

The legal trouble started when Grace was arrested on June 14, 2016, and pleaded guilty to meth manufacture, delivery, sale and possession with intent on May 26, 2017 in Williamson County Court in Tennessee. 

She was also charged with manufacturing and delivering meth in Maury County and pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of possession of meth.

Grace was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail, which was suspended. The Williamson County and Maury County charges ran concurrently with each other. 


The sentence was to be served on probation after completing 30 days behind bars.

Grace was released from Williamson County Detention Center on June 16, 2017 and she continued her sentence at a court-ordered drug program.

She was then sentenced to eight years at West Tennessee State Penitentiary in 2018 for breaking probation when she absconded from the 21st recovery court program.

Grace was released from prison five years early on November 8, 2019 after she was granted parole in the eight-year sentence. 

Wynonna, 56, opened up about her daughter’s legal troubles in February 2020. 

She said on The Pursuit! with John Rich: "I will tell you this. My daughter is the strongest Judd woman in our ‘herstory.’

“She’s healthier than I was at 23. How she got there – I would not go that way, but I was also sequestered.”

She continued of growing up on a tour bus with her mom, Naomi Judd: "I was on a bus with my mother. Kind of hard to get in trouble. That could have been me if I didn’t have music."

Wynonna and Grace have had a rocky relationship through the years.

In 2013, Wynonna’s actress sister Ashley Judd obtained temporary custody of Grace. 

Wynonna is also mom to son Elijah with ex-husband Arch Kelley. 

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