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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 October 1958Seminole, Texas, USA
Birth NameTanya Denise Tucker

Mini Bio (1)

Tanya Tucker was born on October 10, 1958 in Seminole, Texas, USA as Tanya Denise Tucker.

Trivia (14)

Country singer
Daughter Presley Tanita (born June 1989); son Beau Grayson (born 1991, same day she won a CMA award).
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".
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.
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).
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).
Dated fellow country singer Glen Campbell briefly in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Older sister is LaCosta Tucker.
Daughter Layla born 1999.
Her father had a fatal heart attack on Thanksgiving, 2006. Was her mentor, coach and manager.
Suffered from depression.
Father of her children is Ben Reed.
Release of her book, "100 Ways to Beat the Blues". [2005]
Release of her book, "Nickel Dreams: My Life". [1997]

Personal Quotes (1)

It's a lonely business being ballsy.

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