#TST: Tanya Tucker
Time again for Two Step Tuesday!
Let’s just get right to it, shall we?
Wikipedia tells us this about Tanya Tucker:
Tanya Denise Tucker is an American country music singer and songwriter who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of top-10 and top-40 hits. She has had several successful albums, several Country Music Association award nominations, and hit songs such as 1973's "What's Your Mama's Name?" and "Blood Red and Goin' Down", 1975's "Lizzie and the Rainman", 1988's "Strong Enough to Bend", and 1992's "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane". Tucker's 2019 album While I'm Livin' won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and "Bring My Flowers Now" from that same album won Tucker a shared songwriting Grammy for Best Country Song.
Tucker had relationships with various entertainers, most notably with Glen Campbell from 1980 to 1981. She also dated Merle Haggard, Andy Gibb, and Don Johnson.
Tucker later had a relationship with actor Ben Reed, with whom she had daughter Presley Tanita (born July 5, 1989) and son Beau "Grayson" (born October 2, 1991).
Tucker has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Jerry Laseter, a Nashville musician. They were engaged for the first time in 1997 and again in 1999. Just days before their 1999 wedding, Tucker cancelled the ceremony when she discovered she was pregnant with her third child, Laseter's daughter Layla LaCosta (born June 25, 1999), saying she did not want to walk down the aisle pregnant in her wedding dress. Laseter was co-producer of Tucker's albums in 2002 (Tanya), 2005 (Live at Billy Bob's Texas), and 2009 (My Turn).
One of Tucker's two brothers, Robert, died in September 2017 from pneumonia. Her surviving brother's name is Don. Her sister is artist La Costa.
Today’s Two Steppin’ Playlist: (These are all #1 Hits)
- What’s Your Mama’s Name
- I Won't Take Less Than Your Love
- If It Don't Come Easy
- Blood Red and Going Down
- Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)
- San Antonio Stroll
- Strong Enough To Bend
- Here’s Some Love
- Lizzie And The Rainman
- Just Another Love
- [BONUS Song] Delta Dawn (not a #1 but within top 10)
See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this playlist. If you have a favorite country artist, let me know and I’d be happy to feature them.