Tanya Tucker Biography
Tanya Tucker (full name – Tanya Denise Tucker) is an American country music singer & songwriter who is best known for “Delta Dawn” (her debut song album hit), and the song album “Love Me Like You Used To”.
Tucker is among the few child performers to grow into adulthood maintaining her audience. In her music career, she has notched a streak of top-40 and top-10 hits. Tucker was signed to Columbia Records by producer Billy Sherrill who got impressed by her talent. This was before she released her 1st album. Some of her hit albums include “Lizzie and the Rainman” (1975), “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” (1992), “What’s Your Mama’s Name?” (1973), “Strong Enough to Bend” (1988), and “Blood Red and Goin’ Down” (1973). Some of her albums like “While I’m Livin'” and “Bring My Flowers Now” have won her honors and awards.
Tanya Tucker Age
Tucker is 64 years old as of 2022. She was born on October 10, 1958, in Seminole, Texas, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 10th of October every year.
Tanya Tucker Height
Tucker stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Tanya Tucker Family
Tanya Tucker Parents
Tucker was born to her late parents Juanita Tucker (mother) and Jesse Tucker (father). Her dad was a heavy equipment operator. Tucker’s passion for country music began when she was young – she was raised in a town where only one radio station played country music! She told her dad about her aspiration to become a country music singer when she was 8 years old.
Tanya Tucker Siblings
Tucker grew up in Willcox, Arizona alongside her 3 siblings; La Costa (older sister), Robert Tucker (late brother), and Don Tucker (brother). Robert passed away in September 2017 due to pneumonia. While growing up, Tucker and her siblings used to attend concerts of country stars like Mel Tillis and Ernest Tubb.
Tanya Tucker Sister La Costa
Tucker’s sister La Costa is an American country music artist who is best known for charting a number of singles of her own in the ’70s on the Billboard country singles charts, such as the #3 single, “Get on My Love Train.” She is 71 years old as of 2022 having been born on December 12, 1951. She is also known for the singles: “I Wanna Get to You”, “Love Take It Easy on Me”, “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”, “What’ll I Do”, “#1 with a Heartache”, and others.
Tanya Tucker Husband / Ex-Boyfriends / Ex-Fiance
Tucker has not identified whether she is married, dating, or engaged to anyone at the moment. However, she has been in several relationships, including with a variety of famous entertainers. Most notably, Tucker has had an on-and-off relationship with a musician in Nashville, Jerry Laseter. She and Jerry were engaged 2 times: in the years 1997 and 1999. Jerry was co-producer of her albums My Turn (2009), Live at Billy Bob’s Texas (2005), and Tanya (2002).
Tucker was in a serious relationship with the late Glen Campbell (a songwriter, guitarist, TV Host, and actor), in the early ’80s. She has also been in relationships with Don Johnson, Andy Gibb, Merle Haggard, and Ben Reed (actor).
Tanya Tucker Children
Tucker has 3 kids: 2 from the same dad and one from a different dad. She and her ex-boyfriend Ben Reed were blessed with 2 kids; Beau Grayson Tucker (son) and Presley Tanita Tucker (daughter). Beau is 31 years old as of 2022 having been born on October 2, 1991. Presley is 33 years old as of 2022 having been born on July 5, 1989.
Just before Tucker and her ex-fiance Jerry Laseter tied the knot in the year 1999, she canceled the wedding after she realized she was pregnant with her 3rd child, Layla LaCosta Laseter (daughter). Layla is 23 years old as of 2022 having been born on June 25, 1999. She stated that she didn’t want to be in her wedding dress while pregnant.
Tanya Tucker Net Worth
Tucker has an annual estimated net worth ranging from $50 Million – $60 Million, which she earns through her career as a Singer and Song-writer.
Tanya Tucker Disappearance
Tucker once disappeared from the spotlight for many years and Brandi Carlile (music star) wrote an entire album for her hero based on the extraordinary life of Tucker. This spurred the greatest comeback in the history of country music. On October 21, 2022, she released her documentary known as “The Return of Tanya Tucker featuring Brandi Carlile”. It was released in Los Angeles and New York in October and was released countrywide on November 4. This documentary was accompanied by the track “Ready As I’ll Never Be”.
Tanya Tucker Outlaw
Tucker is among the best-known and few female country singers to be classified as an “Outlaw” in the Outlaw country movement. Her Outlaw image grew stronger by the end of the ’70s. She had the ability to merge qualities of both rock and country music into her voice to make the Outlaw sound that was popular at the time. Her other Outlaw quality was that she had an independent spirit. Tucker ranked #9 on “CMT Greatest Outlaws: The Dirty Dozen” – she was the only “female” to appear on the list.
Tanya Tucker Tequila / Cosa Salvaje
She co-founded a brand of tequila known as “Cosa Salvaje”, in the year 2019 with Elle France. It is a silver spirit distilled by the family-owned Partida Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico from exceptionally mature Blue Agave plants, resulting in a crisp and smooth taste.
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Tanya Tucker House
Tucker sold her home in Brentwood, Tennessee in the year 2022 for $2,275,000. She made a BIG profit because she bought the house 3 years earlier for $1,510,000. After that, she bought a gorgeous big house in Malibu, California. The house is 5,746 square feet and it cost her about $8.40 Million. The address of the house is Carbon Mesa Rd, Malibu, CA 90265. Tucker’s house features 6 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms, with large rooms and high ceilings. The home also features a stunning courtyard with a lovely fountain, a beautiful swimming pool, a spa, and fireplaces.
Tanya Tucker Awards and Honors
Tucker holds the Academy of Country Music Awards and is a proud 14-time nominee for the same awards (1972-2015). She also holds 2 Country Music Association Awards and is a 14-time nominee for the same awards (1973-1994). Tucker has been awarded 2 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 12 times for the same awards (1973-2020). In the year 2020, she was nominated for Americana Music Awards 3 times.
Tanya Tucker Book / Memoir
Tucker has authored her own autobiography called “Nickel Dreams: My Life”. She published the book in the year 1997. Further details about the book are under review.
Tanya Tucker TV Show
Tucker is the owner of the reality TV show “Tuckerville” which aired on TLC in the year 2005. The show has 2 seasons and overall, it has 18 episodes. Tuckerville is a show covering an in-depth visit with Tucker in her home with her family. In the show, she resumes performing for the military doing benefits with newer country acts like “Eric Agnew and Cole Deggs & the Lonesome” (country music band).
In several interviews, Tucker has said that she films new episodes of her show. “Tuckerville” will now be based in Malibu, CA, since she relocated from Nashville. Tucker once stated that the show will change its name to “Tucker Time.” In the year 1979, Tucker starred as a celebrity judge on the TV series “Dance Fever”.
Tanya Tucker Albums
Tucker has 25 song albums. Some of these albums include;
- Delta Dawn (1972)
- TNT (1978)
- Should I Do It (1981)
- Strong Enough to Bend (1988)
- What’s Your Mama’s Name (1973)
- Ridin’ Rainbows (1977)
- While I’m Livin’ (2019)
- Fire to Fire (1995)
- Changes (1982)
- Greatest Hits Encore (1990)
- Tear Me Apart (1979)