Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum To Open Tanya Tucker Exhibition
October 16, 2014 at 9:28 AM (PT)
TUCKER rose from an impoverished upbringing in TEXAS, ARIZONA, UTAH, and NEVADA to become a best-selling Country artist. Signed to COLUMBIA RECORDS at the age of 13, TUCKER took her first single, "Delta Dawn" to the top of the charts in 1972. Throughout the 1970s, '80s and '90s, TUCKER continued to bring hit records to the table. She received her first CMA Award in 1991 for CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year.
Throughout her career, TUCKER dealt with private issues in a public spotlight. Her relationship with GLEN CAMPBELL, 22 years her senior, was fodder for tabloid magazines. TUCKER checked herself in to the BETTY FORD CLINIC for substance abuse in the late '80s and not many years thereafter became a single mother.
TUCKER's colorful life and career are detailed in the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM exhibition, "TANYA TUCKER: STRONG ENOUGH TO BEND," running through MAY 2015.