"Tanya Denise Tucker" (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer. She may be best remembered for her debut single and trademark song "Delta Dawn". She has also acted on television and in a few movies and wrote her autobiography ''Nickel Dreams''.
Tanya Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas, to Beau and Juanita Tucker. She grew up in Willcox, and Phoenix, Arizona, and started singing by the age of 6. She recorded her first hit, "Delta Dawn," at the age of 13. "Delta Dawn" went to number 6 on the country music charts. (Some time later, the song was a #1 U.S. pop hit for Helen Reddy.) By age 15, she had a Grammy nomination, a "Greatest Hits" package and had appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. At 14, she became the second female country music artist to have a number 1 country single as a teenager with the song "What's Your Mama's Name". At 21, she met singer Glen Campbell and had a year-long affair with him, during which she began battling cocaine and alcohol addiction.
Her other No. 1 hits include: "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); "H...
|Born||October 10 1958|
|Origin||Seminole, Texas, United States|