Tanya Tucker

Born in October 10th, 1958, Tanya Tucker has enjoyed a successful 30-plus year country music career. She is one of the most versatile artists in the genre, as she is known for her upbeat, classic country songs, as well as heartfelt ballads. It was this versatility that kept her relevant for her career. While the list of failed child stars runs longer than the Mississippi, one of the few to escape that fate was the Seminole, TX native. Tucker burst on to the country music scene, with her hit single, "Delta Dawn." Tucker, 13 at the time, parlayed her early success into a long, impressive career that continues to this day. Though country music has changed massively since 1972, she always managed to stay with the times, consistently releasing successful albums.

Whe she struggled with drugs and erratic behavior in the early '80s, Tucker shook off her personal demons and is still making music. The Texan has the rare ability to succeed commercially without losing the respect of her peers or music critics. She has won numerous Country Music Awards, and also owns a Grammy. She has released over 20 albums, all of which charted in the Top 40 on the US Country Charts, and is currently readying her newest release, Lonesome Town, which is set to come out in 2009, on her own label, Tuckertime. She scored a No. 1 album with 1976's Here's Some Love.

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