Tanya Tucker l Spotlight Performer

TANYA TUCKER ©2009 photograph by Alan Messer [www.alanmesser.com]

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Performing Friday Night At The Las Cruces Country Music Festival


About Tanya Tucker

A defining voice of country music and a modern-day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature, classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent.


In 1972, she earned the “Top New Female Vocalist” award by the Academy of Country Music. With a wildly growing career at such a young age, the Tucker craze continued with her first number one single, in 1973, “What’s Your Mama’s Name.”


The 1990’s gave rise to some of Tucker’s most recognizable and career defining songs, “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” and “It’s a Little Too Late.” New albums, along with multiple versions of greatest hits and live compilation projects, propelled Tucker to become one of the best selling female artists in country music. With a 1994 Super Bowl XXVIII halftime appearance, Tucker was a household name to stay.


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Awards & Nominations


1972 — ACM New Top Female Vocalist


1991 — CMA Female Vocalist of the Year


1993 — ACM Video of the Year


1994— CMA Album of the Year – Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles


2016 — ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award


2016 – CMA International Achievement Award

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