Tanya Tucker

American musician Tanya Tucker

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.
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Tanya Tucker on former flame Glen Campbell: 'It was a love that will never be again'
Chicago Times - over 2 years
In the '70s, Tanya Tucker was a teen sensation, famous for hits like "Delta Dawn." In the mid-'80s, she was reborn as a country-pop star. Throughout, she was a tabloid bad girl with a reputation for raising hell, locked in an infamous on-again, off-again relationship with Glen Campbell. Tucker...
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Tanya Tucker reveals battle with depression
Fox News - about 3 years
Tanya Tucker is know for her brash and outspoken personality, but in a new interview, she reveals a hidden battle with depression.
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George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert & More Added to George Jones Tribute Concert
GAC - Great American Country - over 4 years
George Jones photo courtesy of Webster PR. The November 22 George Jones tribute concert is not only sold out, it boasts some of the biggest names in country music — and the lineup keeps growing! George’s widow Nancy just announced the addition of George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, and Alabama to the all-star lineup. The concert will be at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “I am thrilled and honored that so many of George’s friends are coming to what would have been his last concert, but is now a fitting tribute,” says Nancy Jones.  “George loved these artists and before passing had actually wrote letters to almost all of them.” Photos: Remembering George Jones >> The newly-added list of performers will join previously announced artists Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others. All previously announced artists ar...
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Tanya Tucker's former Gallatin home to be auctioned
The Tennessean - over 4 years
A lakefront home in Gallatin once owned by country artist Tanya Tucker will be sold to the highest bidder at auction on Sept. 28 to help pay off debts of its current owner.
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Pat Gallagher: Lisa Marie Presley On Marriage, Motherhood And Miley Cyrus
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Lisa Marie Presley is in the building. And hopefully she'll be somewhere near you soon as she continues the third leg of her "Storm & Grace" tour across North America, which is scheduled to wind up Nov. 24 in Vermont. The "Lights Out" singer's father -- Elvis (maybe you've heard of him) -- must be looking down from heaven with a smile on his face. His only child is doing just fine, settled into a blissful marriage, happily raising her four-year-old twin girls with her musician husband, Michael Lockwood; keeping close to her grown children -- 24-year-old Riley Keough and 21-year-old Benjamin Keough -- and, of course, sharing quality time with her mother, Priscilla. Lisa Marie spoke with The Huffington Post to talk about... everything we wanted to ask. Great sport! Honest! We love that! We've included some links to her videos below (so worth watching!). How old were you when you first realized you wanted to be a recording artist and a songwriter? I always loved...
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Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Music previews for the week of July 24-30. WEDNESDAY 7/24 Y LA BAMBA (SW Main & Park) See My, What a Busy Week! RIGSKETBALL FINALS: THE WOOLEN MEN, WOODEN INDIAN BURIAL GROUND, MINDEN, GRANDPARENTS, GAYTHEIST, THE WE SHARED MILK, MISTER TANG (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Unless you're living under a rock or really don't care about local music at all, you know that PDX Pop Now! took place last weekend under the sizzling hot sun in Southeast Portland. Opposite the main stage, you might have noticed a brightly painted van adorned with a basketball hoop—AKA Rigsketball. This highly conspicuous vehicle belongs to Bim Ditson of And And And, who has made it his mission to figure out just which Portland band is best at slamming three-pointers and coming up with their own inventive Rigsketball moves. After three rounds, it all winds down tonight, when the winner band will be crowned. But we're all pretty much winners when we can cele...
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News of the Day From Across the Nation, June 24
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
News of the Day From Across the Nation, June 24 Defense attorneys in Whitey Bulger's racketeering trial said in a motion filed Saturday that a gag order is infringing on their client's First Amendment rights. Chet Flippo, one of the deans of pop music journalism, whose profiles of artists like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Tanya Tucker for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s heralded vast new popularity for country music among mainstream audiences in the United States, died Wednesday in Nashville after a long illness. 5 Church shooting: A dispute over the firing of a Mississippi pastor turned deadly Sunday when a police officer called to the church fatally shot a man who had fired a shotgun in the parking lot of the Asia Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. 6 Transgender bias: A Colorado school district discriminated against a transgender first-grader when it refused to let her use the girl's bathroom, the state's civil rights division has ...
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Music Review: The Stone Coyotes - A Wild Bird Flying
Seattle Pi - over 5 years
Music Review: The Stone Coyotes - A Wild Bird Flying Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:17 p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012 In the interim, in addition to her family, she became a noted songwriter, with her compositions being recorded by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Lowell George, Tanya Tucker, and Delaney & Bonnie. The Stone Coyotes have now released their 11th studio album titled A Wild Bird Flying. The Tibbles lay down a bass and percussion foundation, the lead guitar is layered on top, and finally, Keith's bluesy vocals drive the song along. "Sing Me a Hymn" is a mid-tempo rocker with a nice honky tonk piano sound.
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Downtown Hoedown Poster Design Contest!
Brighton Patch - over 5 years
99.5 WYCD AND COCA-COLA TO HOLD POSTER DESIGN CONTEST FOR WYCD DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN With its new venue and all-star lineup locked into place, the 30th Annual WYCD Downtown Hoedown, to be held June 8-10, 2012, on the grounds of Detroit’s Comerica Park, is now looking for the best commemorative poster design.  And you could be the artist! Who: You! What: 99.5 WYCD and Coca-Cola’s 30th Anniversary Downtown Hoedown Poster Contest When: Wednesday, May23 – Friday, June 1, 2012, at 12 Noon EST Where: Submit poster design entries by mail or in person to WYCD, 2201Woodward Heights, Ferndale, MI  48220 (Monday – Friday, 8:30A-5:30P).  Direct questions to Maureen at 248.546.9600.  Fine print: ·        All entries must be received by Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12 Noon EST ·        All entries must have name, address, city, state, zip, date of birth, phone number and email address on the back of the submission ·        All entries must be 20” wide x 24” tall (vertical format) ...
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Sugarland Fans Petition for Super Bowl 2012 Performance - Country Weekly
Google News - over 6 years
Shania Twain performed at the Super Bowl in 2003, while Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, The Judds and Travis Tritt performed in 1994's "Rockin' Country Sunday." Now fans want to add Sugarland to that illustrious list. "Anyone who has seen Jennifer Nettles
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Carp Fair unveils lineup - Your Ottawa Region
Google News - over 6 years
Country artist Tanya Tucker is one of the headlining acts scheduled to perform at the 148th annual Carp Fall Fair on Friday, Sept. 23. Submitted photo The Carp Fair, known as the “best little fair in Canada” is only two weeks away from its 148th annual
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Connie Smith Reaffirms Her Status as Top Vocalist in Long Line of Heartaches - CMT.com
Google News - over 6 years
The final session focused on female singers who influenced Smith or were influenced by her -- and featured guest appearances by Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard, Tanya Tucker, Martina McBride, the Quebe Sisters and Smith's daughters,
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Sandhill Center for the Arts announces new Lunch Bunch season - Coon Rapids Herald
Google News - over 6 years
Hear music ranging from Patsy Cline to Tanya Tucker. Senger is well-known in the area. Chock toured with the Statler Brothers and has played the Grand Ol' Opry. For $12, concert-goers attend a rousing performance and receive a lunch catered by County
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Taylor Swift at the Tacoma Dome: Steph DeRosa was there - Weekly Volcano (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
I've seen countless performances of the old-school Country and Western genre, such as George Strait (four times), Tanya Tucker, Brooks & Dunn, The Judds and Reba McEntire - just to name a few
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Financing troubles taint 742-acre Mystic Ridge project - The Tennessean
Google News - over 6 years
Franklin attorney Chas Morton recently told Williamson County planning officials that Eagle Ridge Investments LLC, which is the developer of the 742-acre parcel around country singer Tanya Tucker's former home in eastern Williamson County,
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What's Hot This Weekend 08/26/11 - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Google News - over 6 years
This week: Rod Stewart, Sugarland, Butthole Surfers, Young Jeezy, Phil Vassar, Walk the Moon, Jack Jones, Michael Bolton, Aaron Lewis, Nils Lofgren, Tanya Tucker, Katt Williams, David Spade, Paul Rodriguez, Ray Romano, De La Soul, DJ AM Tribute,
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Josh Turner, with his baritone voice, focuses on 'simple things' - Daily Republic
Google News - over 6 years
Tanya Tucker opened the six-day event, which includes Main Street carnival rides and food vendors, on Tuesday. Earlier this week, only 75 tickets remained available for the Turner show, at $45 apiece. Any remaining tickets will be available today at
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MercyMe Forced to Cancel Concert at NW Wash. Fair - KGMI
Google News - over 6 years
Ticket holders will be given the option to use their MercyMe tickets for the new concert or get a refund. Country singer Loretta Lynn had to cancel her show for Thursday, but Tanya Tucker will be performing instead. The 101st Northwest Washington Fair
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tanya Tucker
  • 2012
    Age 53
    Tanya Tucker appeared on Terri Clark's 2012 album "Classic" in a remake duet of her first single "Delta Dawn".
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  • 2009
    Age 50
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    In 2005 she released a book, 100 Ways to Beat the Blues on Fireside, which included tips on shaking the blues, from some of Tucker's friends such as Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, Little Richard, and Burt Reynolds.
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    In 2005 she also contributed two songs to a tribute album to Bob Wills, called A Tribute to Bob Wills 100th Anniversary.
    In 2005 she released an album, Live at Billy Bob's Texas.
  • 2002
    Age 43
    In 2002 Tucker was ranked No. 20 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music.
    In 2002 Tucker founded Tuckertime Records, allowing her to retain control of the recording process and release the singles she wished to release.
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  • 1999
    Age 40
    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.
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  • 1997
    Age 38
    They were engaged for the first time in 1997, and again in 1999.
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 37
    In 1996 she was one of the Top 10 most-played artists of the year, and that time Capitol Records' biggest signed female artist.
  • 1994
    Age 35
    In 1994, "Hangin' On" was her last Top 5 hit, as well as her last Top 10 hit for a while.
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  • 1993
    Age 34
    Her 1993 album Greatest Hits Encore rose to number 15, and also went to number 18 on the Top Country Albums chart.
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  • 1990
    Age 31
    In 1990 Tucker was named "Female Video Artist of the Year" by CMT.
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  • 1988
    Age 29
    In 1988, Tucker was nominated by the Country Music Association for "Female Vocalist of the Year", and was nominated for other major awards during this time.
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    Her music was now more country pop-styled and up-tempo, but this material was what made Tucker popular again. Between 1988 and 1989, Tucker enjoyed one of her most popular years on the charts, racking up eight Country Top 10 hits in a row.
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    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."
  • 1986
    Age 27
    Her career was revitalized with 1986's Girls Like Me, an album that spawned four Top 10 country singles.
    In 1986 she returned to the charts with "One Love at a Time," which climbed to number three.
    In 1986 Tucker signed with Capitol Records.
  • 1984
    Age 25
    In 1984 and 1985, she had no singles on the country charts.
  • 1982
    Age 23
    Though she moved to Nashville after her breakup with Campbell in 1982 and began to lead a more secluded life, Tucker continued to drink and use cocaine.
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    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 21
    From 1980 to 1981 she had a relationship with country singer Glen Campbell.
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    Also in 1980, she recorded a few singles with Glen Campbell, with whom she was romantically linked.
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    By the end of the 1970s, her sales were declining — in 1980 she only had two hits, one of them was "Can I See You Tonight?".
  • 1978
    Age 19
    In 1978, she decided to radically change her image and cross over to rock with her TNT album.
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  • 1975
    Age 16
    Tucker has a string of Top 10 country hits under MCA between 1975 and 1978, including "San Antonio Stroll", "Here's Some Love", and "It's a Cowboy-Lovin Night".
    In 1975, she signed with MCA Records, where she had a string of hit singles that ran into the late 1970s.
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  • 1973
    Age 14
    Tucker's third single, "What's Your Mama's Name," became her first number one hit in the spring of 1973.
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  • 1972
    Age 13
    Her second single, "Love's the Answer," also became a Top Ten hit later in 1972.
  • 1969
    Age 10
    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.
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  • 1958
    Born on October 10, 1958.
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