Judd is the father of Austin Tallridge and a country music singer, having achieved legendary status within the industry. He makes sure that Austin and anyone who'll listen knows it, too, after Naomi Clark flies to Vegas to surprise Austin for his birthday. Judd puts down Austin and makes the birthday celebration about himself. Afterwards, Naomi voices words concerning his treatment of Austin. Judd later blows into town to put on a show as Austin is trying to get Adrianna Tate-Duncan back into the music business. Judd agrees to let Adrianna perform at his show.