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Tanya Tucker

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Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer. She may be best remembered for her debut single and trademark song Delta Dawn. She has also acted on television and in a few movies and wrote her autobiography Nickel Dreams.

Biography

Tanya Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas to Beau and Juanita Tucker. She grew up in Willcox and Phoenix, Arizona and stated singing by the age of 6. She recorded her first hit Delta Dawn at the age of 13. Delta Dawn went to number 6 on the country music charts. By age 15, she had a Grammy nomination, a "Greatest Hits" package and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. At 19, she became the second female country music artist to have a number 1 country single as a teenager with the song What's Your Mama's Name. At 21, she met singer Glen Campbell and had a year long affair with him as well as began battling cocaine and alcohol addiction.

Her other No. 1 hits include: Blood Red and Goin' Down (1973); Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone) (1974); Lizzie and the Rainman and San Antonio Stroll (1975); Here's Some Love (1976); Just Another Love (1986); I Won't Take Less than Your Love, If it Don't Come Easy and Strong Enough to Bend (1988); and Two Sparrows in a Hurricane (1992).

Tanya received the Top New Female Vocalist award from the Academy of Country Music in 1972 and the Female Vocalist of the Year award from the Country Music Association in 1991.

She has three children, Presley Tanita, Beau Grayson and Layla and is an avid competitor in cutting horse competitions.

Selected Discography

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