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Tanya Tucker had her initial country strike in 1972, when she was just 13 yrs . old. Over the being successful years, Tucker became mostly of the kid performers to mature into adulthood without dropping her target audience, and during her profession, she notched an extraordinary streak of TOP and Best 40 strikes. Tucker was created in Seminole, TX, and far of her child years was spent shifting through the entire Southwest as her dad pursued construction careers. At age six she started acquiring saxophone lessons; 2 yrs later she made the decision she wished to sing, and produced an auspicious debut with Mel Tillis, who was simply therefore impressed by her skills that he asked her on-stage to execute. In 1969 Tucker and her family members moved to NEVADA, where she frequently performed. Ultimately, she documented a demonstration tape that obtained the eye of songwriter Dolores Fuller, who delivered it to maker Billy Sherrill. At that time, Sherrill was the top of A&R at CBS Information, and he was therefore impressed using the demonstration tape that he authorized the teenaged vocalist to Columbia Information. Sherrill initially prepared to get Tucker record “The Happiest Lady in the complete USA,” but she offered the tune, selecting “Delta Dawn” — a track she noticed Bette Midler sing around the Tonight Display — rather. Released in the springtime of 1972, the track became an instantaneous strike, peaking at amount six on the united states graphs and scraping underneath from the pop graphs. Initially, Columbia Records attempted to downplay Tucker’s age group, but soon phrase leaked out and she became a feeling — her second one, “Love’s the solution,” also became a high Ten hit afterwards in 1972. Tucker’s third one, “What’s Your Mama’s Name,” became her initial number one strike in the springtime of 1973. Two various other number types — “Bloodstream Crimson and Goin’ Down” and “CAN YOU Lay beside me (Within a Field of Rock)” — implemented, building Tucker as a significant superstar. In 1975 she agreed upon with MCA Information, where she got a string of strike singles that went into the past due ’70s. In 1978 she made a decision to radically modification her picture and cross to rock and roll with her T.N.T. record. Regardless of the controversy on the record and its own sexy cover, it proceeded to go gold the next year. By the finish from the ’70s her product sales had been declining — in 1980 she just had two strikes. Also in 1980, she documented several singles with Glen Campbell, with whom she was romantically connected. Furthermore to documenting, she also produced her feature film debut in Hard Nation. She turned to Arista Information in 1982, where she experienced several strikes, highlighted by the very best Ten “Experience Best.” In 1984 and 1985 she experienced no strikes, and authorized with Capitol Information. In early 1986 she came back with “One Like at the same time,” which rocketed to number 3. For all of those other 10 years she scored a continuing stream of TOP singles, including four number 1 hits. Her achievement continued in the first ’90s, despite the fact that her product sales began slumping because the 10 years used on. By the brand new millennium, Tucker was still in the overall game. Several retrospectives and different hits collections had been released; in 2002 Tucker released her 31st record, her most personal record up to now, Tanya. Even more compilations implemented, culminating within the live documenting/DVD Live at Billy Bob’s Tx in 2005. What could possibly be termed a return record, the Pete Anderson-produced and organized My Turn, made an appearance in ’09 2009 from Saguaro Street Records.

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Full Name Tanya Tucker
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Music artist, Television producer
Nationality American
Children Layla LaCosta Laseter, Beau Grayson Tucker, Presley Tanita Tucker
Parents Juanita Tucker, Jesse Tucker
Siblings La Costa, Don Tucker, Robert Tucker
Awards Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year
Music Songs Delta Dawn, What's Your Mama's Name, Two Sparrows In A Hurricane, Love Me like You Used To, Would You Lay With Me, Strong Enough to Bend, San Antonio Stroll, Down to My Last Teardrop, I Won't Take Less Than Your Love, Texas, It's a Little Too Late, Blood Red and Going Down, What Do I Do With Me, One Love At A Time, If Your Heart Ain't Busy Tonight, Oh What It Did to Me, If It Don't Come Easy, I'll Come Back As Another Woman, Here's Some Love, My Arms Stay Open All Night, Can I See You Tonight, Lizzie and the Rain Man, Just Another Love, Don't Go Out, Dream Lover, It Won't Be Me, Tell Me About It, Some Kind of Trouble, Don't Believe My Heart Can Stand Another You, Walking Shoes, Hangin In, Pecos Promenade
Albums Live, TNT, Dreamlovers, What Do I Do with Me, Tennessee Woman, My Turn, Girls Like Me, Fire to Fire, Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone), Tear Me Apart, Should I Do It, Tanya Tucker, Soon, Changes, Complicated, You Are So Beautiful, Strong Enough to Bend, Delta Dawn, Tanya, Love Me Like You Used To, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits 1990–1992, Greatest Hits Encore, Can't Run from Yourself, Lovin' and Learnin', Live at Billy Bob's Texas, Ridin' Rainbows, Here's Some Love, What's Your Mama's Name, Tanya Tucker Live in Nashville, Delta Dawn (Live), 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tanya Tucker, The Best Of Tanya Tucker, 16 Biggest Hits, The Classic Country Collection (Live), The Best Of Tanya Tucker In 16 Songs, 20 Greatest Hits, Team Up With Tanya - [The Dave Cash Collection], Tanya Tucker / Super Hits, Legends Of Country, American Legend, Don't Believe My Heart
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist, Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
Movies Hard Country, The Georgia Peaches, Country: Portraits of an American Sound, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Country Legends Live, Country Music America: Patty Loveless, Lee Greenwood and Tanya Tucker, Country Fever Jukebox: Vol. 1, Whiskey Business, Tanya Tucker: Live at Billy Bob's Texas, Most Famous Hits: Tom Jones & Friends, Tanya Tucker: Video Hits and More, Country Music's Best, The Best of Tanya Tucker, Honky Tonk Angels, Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, 25 Country Classics, Tanya Tucker, Hawk
TV Shows Tuckerville


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#Fact
1 Release of her book, "Nickel Dreams: My Life". [1997]
2 Release of her book, "100 Ways to Beat the Blues". [2005]
3 Father of her children is Ben Reed.
4 Suffered from depression.
5 Her father had a fatal heart attack on Thanksgiving, 2006. Was her mentor, coach and manager.
6 Daughter Layla born 1999.
7 Older sister is LaCosta Tucker.
8 Dated fellow country singer Glen Campbell briefly in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
9 Other major hits included "The Man that Turned My Mama On" (1974); "Don't Believe My Heart Can Stand Another You" and "You've Got Me to Hold On To" (1976); "It's a Cowboy Lovin' Night" (1977); "Texas When I Die" (1979); "Can I See You Tonight" (1981); "One Love At a Time" (1986); "Love Me Like You Used To" (1987); "My Arms Stay Open All Night" (1989); "Down to My Last Teardrop" and "(Without You) What Do I Do With Me" (1991); "Some Kind of Trouble" (1992); "It's a Little Too Late" and "Soon" (1993); and "Hangin' In" (1994).
10 Other No. 1 hits in her career included "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" (1988, with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet); "If it Don't Come Easy" and "Strong Enough to Bend" (also 1988); and "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane" (1992).
11 Was the second country singer to have a No. 1 country single as a teen-ager with "What's Your Mama's Name" (1973); at age 19, Jean Shepard was the first in 1953.
12 At 13, scored her first charted single on Billboard magazine's country singles chart with "Delta Dawn" (1972). Was discovered by Billy Sherrill, who gave her "Delta Dawn".
13 Daughter Presley Tanita (born June 1989); son Beau Grayson (born 1991, same day she won a CMA award).
14 Country singer


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dirty Girl 2010 performer: "Delta Dawn"
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Patrik, Age 1.5 2008 performer: "Love Me Like You Used To"
Biography 2006-2007 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
CMT: 100 Greatest Music Videos 2004 TV Movie performer: "Romeo"
A Place to Grow 1998 performer: "Bidding America Goodbye"
Dateline NBC 1994 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Delta 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Billy Ray Cyrus: Dreams Come True 1993 TV Special documentary performer: "Romeo"
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1990 TV Special performer: "Don't Go Out"
Tremors 1990 performer: "It's a Cowboy Lovin' Night"
Fantasy Island 1984 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Christine 1983 performer: "Not Fade Away"
Six Pack 1982 performer: "Texas When I Die"
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia 1981 lyrics: "Rodeo Girl" / music: "Rodeo Girl" / performer: "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", "Rodeo Girl"
Hard Country 1981 performer: "SOMEBODY MUST HAVE LOVED YOU RIGHT LAST NIGHT", "I'VE NEVER SAID NO BEFORE", "TEXAS WHEN I DIE", "I'M GONNA LOVE YOU ANYWAY"
The Georgia Peaches 1980 TV Movie performer: "San Antonio Stroll", "Better Late Than Never", "Can I See You Tonight?", "All the Way"
Smokey and the Bandit II 1980 performer: "Pecos Promenade"
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill 1979 TV Movie "I'm the Singer, You're the Song"
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1974 TV Special performer: "The Man That Turned My Mama On"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whiskey Business 2012 TV Movie Trina
Delta 1993 TV Series Tanya Tucker
Shannon's Deal 1990 TV Series Noleen Price
Downtown 1986 TV Series Rock Singer
Masquerade 1984 TV Series
Fantasy Island 1984 TV Series Joanna Jones
The Love Boat 1981-1983 TV Series C.G. Thomas / Annie Butler
Hard Country 1981 Caroline
The Georgia Peaches 1980 TV Movie Lorette Peach
The Wolfman Jack Radio Show 1980 TV Movie Singer
The Rebels 1979 TV Movie Rachel
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill 1979 TV Movie Sharon Singleton
Jeremiah Johnson 1972 Qualen's daughter (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series producer - 1 episode
Tuckerville 2005 TV Series executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! 2010 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual CMA Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
Fox and Friends 2016 TV Series Herself - Country Music Singer
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2016 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Herself
Country: Portraits of an American Sound 2015 Documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself
Full Throttle Saloon 2013 TV Series Herself
The Marty Stuart Show 2012 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
American Masters 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Hannity 2009 TV Series Herself - Panelist
CMT Insider 2006-2009 TV Series Herself
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series Herself
GSN Live 2009 TV Series Herself
Texas Roadhouse Live Presents: Live from Sturgis - A Homeland Salute to Our Troops 2008 TV Special documentary Herself
Headline Country 2007 TV Series Herself
Tanya Tucker Live in Concert 2007 Video Herself - Perfomer
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Herself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Biography 1995-2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Tuckerville 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Tanya Tucker: Live at Billy Bob's Texas 2005 Video Herself - Lead Vocals
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began 2005 Video Herself
CMT Outlaws 2004 TV Special Performer
CMT: 40 Greatest Road Songs 2004 TV Special Herself
When I Was a Girl 2003 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 1999 TV Series Herself - Guest
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-1997 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 1995 TV Series Herself
The 30th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Opryland's Country Christmas 1994 TV Special documentary Herself
28th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Performer
Wheel of Fortune 1994 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Super Bowl XXVIII 1994 TV Movie Herself - Halftime Show Performer
A Day in the Life of Country Music 1993 TV Special Herself
The Women of Country 1993 TV Movie Herself
Billy Ray Cyrus: Dreams Come True 1993 TV Special documentary Herself
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits 1993 TV Special Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1992 TV Series Herself
Burt Reynolds' Conversations with... 1992 TV Movie Herself
Burt Reynolds' Conversation With 1992 TV Series Herself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Hot Country Nights 1991 TV Series Herself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Performer
An All Star Salute to Country Music 1990 TV Movie Herself
Hee Haw 1973-1990 TV Series Herself / Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1988 TV Special Herself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
20th Annual Music City News Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Mike Douglas Presents 1984 TV Movie Herself - Guest / Musician
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1983 TV Series Herself
The Best Little Special in Texas 1982 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Nashville Palace 1981 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Special Herself
The Tom and Dick Smothers Brothers Special II 1980 TV Special Herself
The Big Show 1980 TV Series Herself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards 1980 TV Special Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1976-1979 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Herself - Country Vocalist
Bob Hope on Campus 1979 TV Movie Herself
The American Sportsman 1979 TV Series Herself
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards 1979 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Favourite New Song
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
Rockin' New Year's Eve 1979 1978 TV Special Herself - Performer
Jamboree in the Hills 1978 TV Movie Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1976 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1976 TV Series Herself
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1975 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Hoyt Axton Country Western Boogie Woogie Gospel Rock and Roll Show 1975 TV Movie Herself / Singer
In Concert 1975 TV Series Herself
8th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Performer
Disco 1974 TV Series Herself
10th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1974 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
CMT Insider 2006 TV Series Herself
Dateline NBC 1994 TV Series documentary Herself
Hard Copy 1993 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Country Collaboration with Vocals · Dolly Parton
· Billy Ray Cyrus
· Kathy Mattea
· Mary Chapin Carpenter
· Pam Tillis


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