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Tanya Tucker

Musician
Female
Born Oct 10, 1958

Tanya Denise Tucker is a female American country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of Top 10 and Top 40 hits.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born on October 10, 1958.
1969 10 Years Old Tucker made her debut with Mel Tillis, who was so impressed by her talent that he invited her onstage to perform. In 1969 the family moved to Las Vegas, where she regularly performed. … Read More

TEENAGE

1972 13 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Her second single, "Love's the Answer," also became a Top Ten hit later in 1972.
1973 14 Years Old Tucker's third single, "What's Your Mama's Name," became her first number one hit in the spring of 1973. … Read More
1975 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, she signed with MCA Records, where she had a string of hit singles that ran into the late '70s. … Read More
1978 19 Years Old In 1978, she decided to radically change her image and cross over to rock with her TNT album. … Read More

TWENTIES

By the end of the '70s, her sales were declining — in 1980 she only had two hits, one of them was "Can I See You Tonight?".
1981 22 Years Old Note: In 1981 Tucker was one of the various artists featured on the album "Sesame Country" which won the Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. … Read More
1982 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite having a Top 10 hit in late 1982 from her first and only Arista album Changes, she struggled to have her music played on the radio. … Read More
1984 25 Years Old In 1984 and 1985, she had no singles on the country charts.
In 1986 Tucker signed with Capitol Records.
In 1988 she had three No. 1 country singles: "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" (with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet), "If It Don't Come Easy" and "Strong Enough to Bend."

THIRTIES

1990 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 35 Years Old In 1994, "Hangin' On" was her last Top 5 hit, as well as her last Top 10 hit for a while. … Read More
1996 37 Years Old In 1996 she was one of the Top 10 most-played artists of the year, and that time Capitol Records' biggest signed female artist.
1997 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997 she returned to the Top 10 on the country charts for the last time with the hit, "Little Things", which peaked at No. 9. … Read More

FORTIES

1999 40 Years Old Just days before their 1999 wedding, Tucker cancelled the ceremony when she discovered she was pregnant with her third child, Laseter's daughter Layla LaCosta (25 June 1999), saying she did not want to walk down the aisle pregnant in her wedding dress. … Read More
2002 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002 Tucker founded Tuckertime Records, allowing her to retain control of the recording process and release the singles she wished to release. … Read More
In 2005 she released an album, Live at Billy Bob's Texas.

FIFTIES

2009 50 Years Old Tanya's "Lonesome Town" project was put on hold to do the first cover album of her career, My Turn, which was released 30 June 2009 and placed No. 27 on the billboard country charts. … Read More
2012 53 Years Old Tanya Tucker appeared on Terri Clark's 2012 album "Classic" in a remake duet of her first single "Delta Dawn". … Read More
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