Tanya Tucker – Born October 10, 1958 in SEMINOLE, TEXAS
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This is an exciting time as we only have 15 days until the first Renee King & The Honky Tonk Queens showcase of Texas Women in country music! The first blog spotlights TANYA TUCKER. – A dynamic entertainer, icon and legend as far as Texas Women in country music goes. I had the privelege to meet and talk to on her bus while she was on tour in Houston, Texas. When I met her, she was about 8 months pregnant with her little girl and still put on one heck of a show. I was watching beyond the curtain backstage and thrilled as all get out to get the vibe off of her stage!
It all started for Tanya Tucker at a very early age. At 15 she had already recorded her first Grammy nominated hit, as well as become one of the first country artists to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. (Does this remind you of our young up and comers Mary Sarah and Abby Gough? Anything can happen with heart, dedication and passion mixed up with focus and purpose! )
Anyway, In 1991, Tanya Tucker became the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year. Two years later, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Walkway of Stars and won Country Music Television’s Female Video Artist of the Year. In 1997, Tucker released her 30th album, Complicated, as well as her autobiography, Nickel Dreams. She has recorded over 30 albums and scored over 29 top ten singles. The immense popularity of her style — country blended with rock and roll — made “What Do I Do With Me” (1991) and “Can’t Run From Yourself” (1994) go platinum (selling over one million copies), making Tanya Tucker one of the best-selling female vocalists of all time. In 2002, Tanya Tucker left Capitol Records and released the album Tanya on her own label — Tuckertime Records. Wow! And, ALL I WANT IS A VIDEO FOR THE RENEE KING & HONKY TONK QUEENS DEBUT AT THE LONESTAR! I guess the RENEE KING LABEL will just have to wait, but stay tuned!
Well, that’s about it for my blog post on Tanya Tucker, except for the very proud fact that I had my picture taken with her when she was here in Houston in the mid 90’s. Keep them cards and letters coming! See ya at Renee King & The Honky Tonk Queens 3/24/2012 at the Lonestar Club in Pasadena where we are sure to be singing some Tanya Tucker Favorites! – Tickets $5 – $10 at the door!