You will hardly hear names of women in country music until and unless you are introduced to Tanya Denise Tucker or famously known as Tanya Tucker. She is a well-known American country music artist who made her first hit ‘Delta Dwan’ just at the age of 13.
Over the years she has given some of the best work which people still remembers. Tanya has also penned an autobiography, participated in a reality show, and even founded a record label. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Tanya Tucker in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Tanya was born on 10th October 1958 in Seminole, Texas (USA). Her father Jesse Beau was an operator of heavy equipment and mother Juanita Tucker was a housewife. Since early childhood tucker’s vocal ability was pretty good and she uses to attend musical concerts of stars like Ernest Tubb and Mell Tills. As a young child, Tucker got an opportunity to perform in Arizona State fair with singer Judy Lynn.
Tanya had multiple relationships with several artists like Glen Campbell, Andy Gibb, Merle Haggard, and even Don Johnson. Her relationship with actor Ben Reed was a serious one, and the couple has a daughter and a son. Later she got engaged to Jerry Laseter, but the marriage didn’t happen.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Tanya debuted with Mel Tills in an onstage performance. In the year 1969, she moved with her family to Las Vegas where she started performing in several concerts regularly. Just at the age of 13, she made her debut with Columbia records, and the album Delta Dawn topped in number 6 in the country charts.
Throughout her musical career Tucker’s work like ‘Here’s Some Love’, ‘Two Sparrows in a Hurricane’ have won millions of hearts, and she became a sensation in American country music. Along with music Tucker also participated in reality shows like Dance fever and Tuckerville. Her passion for acting also found a place in the film Hard Country featuring Jan- Michael.
Tanya Tucker was nominated for the Grammy Awards nine times, but unfortunately, she did not win any. The other awards conferred on Tanya were Academy of Country Music Awards (1972, 1993 and 2016), and Country Music Association Awards (1991 and 1994).
Net Worth & Earnings
Tanya Tucker’s life is full of luxury, and her fascination with luxury cars is quite well known. Along with fame from a very early age since the release of her debut album Tanya also made some good assets. The estimated net worth of Tanya Tucker is $70 million.
The name Tanya Tucker is known to every country music fans. Her songs have touched hearts, and are still a part of the playlist of many people. Tucker’s determination and passion for music is all that made her a sensation in the country genre. Imagine just at the age of 13 she had created a vibe which no other people ever did. Tanya is an inspiration for many upcoming musical stars.