After 31 albums and nearly as many years in the music industry, award-winning country music artist Tanya Tucker continues to demonstrate her skill in the arena of country music.
Born in Seminole, Texas, Tucker was only 11 years old when she started performing in Las Vegas in 1969. She began generating interest among record labels at the age of 13 with the release of her version of "Delta Dawn" in 1972. This was followed in the next two years by chart-topping hits such as "What's Your Mama's Name," "Blood Red and Goin' Down" and "Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)."
She is one of the few and best-known female country music artists to be classified as an “Outlaw” in the outlaw country movement. The movement was a subgenre of country music popular during the ’60s and ’70s and spotlighted “outlaws” like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Willy Nelson.
Throughout nearly three decades of performing, Tucker has remained on top and credited with a number of Top 10 and Top 40 hits. She was named the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year in 1991, and two years later she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame's Walkway of the Stars and won Country Music Television's Female Video Artist of the Year. Tucker received Grammy nominations in 1994 for Best Female Vocalist and Vocal Collaboration on "Romeo" with Dolly Parton, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kathy Mattea.
After a brief downturn in sales at the end of the '90s, Tucker's popularity with fans was renewed with the release of various hits collections and her 2002 studio album, "Tanya," was hailed as her most personal album to date.
"Live at Billy Bob's Texas" was released in 2005 and she contributed two songs to the "A Tribute to Bob Wills 100th Anniversary" album. In 2009 she released the first cover album of her career, “My Turn.” The album featured classic country hit songs including “You Don’t Know Me,” “Ramblin’ Fever” and “Crazy Arms.”
Don't miss your chance to catch this icon when she takes the Vegas stage this winter.