Tanya Tucker Biography
Tanya Tucker is a Grammy Award-winning country music artist and songwriter from the United States of America. Tucker is known for her 1972 hit song, ‘Delta Dawn’, that she came up with at the age of 13. She gained fame as a teenager and has grown into an adult and maintained her fanbase, one of very few child performers that have achieved this. With a successful music career, Tucker has top-charting albums to her credit, such hit songs as “Strong Enough to Bend”, “Blood Red and Goin’ Down”, “What’s Your Mama’s Name?”, “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” and several Country Music Association award nominations.
How old is singer Tanya Tucker? – Age
The “Bring My Flowers Now” singer is 61 years old as of October 10, 2019. She was born in Seminole, Texas, U.S. in 1958.
Tanya Tucker Parents and Siblings
From Texas, Miss Tucker was born to Jesse and Juanita Tucker. She is the youngest amongst her siblings, with musician LaCosta Tucker as her sister and brothers Don Tucker and the late Robert Tucker. The family unit moved often as their patriarch operated heavy equipment and he was on an everyday path of looking for better work. Growing up, she listened to country music a lot as that was what was regularly played on the only radio station in town. Her sister, LaCosta, was abled vocally and with an interest in country music, Tanya also gravitated towards the genre too.
Tanya’s mother, Juanita, took her daughter for an audition when they moved to St. George, Utah. It was for a film role in Jeremiah Johnson and she got hired in a bit player position. Around the same time, she got the chance to sing at a fair entertainment for the managers earning herself an invite to sing at the fair itself. They again moved to Henderson, Nevada, and Tanya carried on her performances in music. She had a demonstration tape recorded and it impressed several names resulting to her getting signed to Columbia Records as the teenage vocalist.
Did Tanya Tucker ever get married? – Who is Tanya Tucker’s husband?
The ‘Delta Dawn’ songwriter has come close to getting married though she has never gotten married. She was engaged to Jerry Laseter, a Nashville musician, with whom she has an on and off relationship with. The two first got engaged in 1997 and the second time in 1999. Just before her 1999 wedding, Tanya cancelled the day as she had discovered that she was pregnant and she did not want to have her day while pregnant. Laseter has co-produced some of Tanya’s albums: My Turn (2009), Tanya (2002) and Live at Billy Bob’s Texas (2005).
Tanya has also been in other relationships prior to meeting Laseter with such entertainers as Glen Campbell from 1980 to 1981, Don Johnson, Andy Gibb, and Merle Haggard. With actor Ben Reed, she has had two of her first children.
Tanya Tucker’s Children
The singer is a mother of three, the first two with actor Ben Reed and her third-born is with musician Jerry Laseter. Her first child is daughter Presley Tanita Tucker, born on July 5, 1989, while the second-born is son, Beau Grayson Tucker, born on 2nd October 1991. Tanya’s third and youngest child is daughter Layla LaCosta Laseter, born on 25 June 1999.
Tanya Tucker Albums
♠ 2019 – While I’m Livin’
♠ 2009 – My Turn
♠ 2002 – Tanya
♠ 1997 – Complicated
♠ 1995 – Fire to Fire
♠ 1993 – Soon
♠ 1992 – Can’t Run from Yourself
♠ 1991 – What Do I Do with Me
♠ 1990 – Tennessee Woman
♠ 1990 – Greatest Hits Encore
♦ 1988 – Strong Enough to Bend
♦ 1987 – Love Me Like You Used To
♦ 1986 – Girls Like Me
♦ 1982 – Changes
♦ 1981 – Should I Do It
♦ 1980 – Dreamlovers
♦ 1979 – Tear Me Apart
♠ 1978 – TNT
♠ 1977 – Ridin’ Rainbows
♠ 1976 – Lovin’ and Learnin’
♠ 1976 – Here’s Some Love
♠ 1975 – Tanya Tucker
♠ 1974 – Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)
♠ 1973 – What’s Your Mama’s Name
♠ 1972 – Delta Dawn
For the album ‘While I’m Livin”, Tucker won a Grammy Aard in the category of Best Country Album while one if the songs – “Bring My Flowers Now”, she won a a shared songwriting Grammy for Best Country Song.
What is Tanya Tucker’s net worth?
It is estimated that Tanya has a net worth of over $60 million.