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Tanya Tucker

About Tanya Tucker

Tanya Denise Tucker was born October 10, 1958 in Seminole, Texas to Jesse “Beau” and Juanita Cunningham Tucker. She has one sister, LaCosta Tucker; one living brother, Don and one brother who died of pneumonia, Robert. The 5'7" singer-songwriter makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee. Tanya has never been married, although most remember her romance and engagement to country music legend Glen Campbell. She has two daughters and one son. Presley Tanita, born July 5, 1989; Beau Grayson, born October 2, 1991; and Layla LaCosta was born June 25, 1999. Presley and Beau are the children of actor Ben Reed. Layla is the daughter of songwriter-performer Jerry Laseter.

Awards and honors bestowed upon Tanya include Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Female Vocalist in 1972; Music City News Country Most Promising Female Artist of the Year in 1973; Country Music Association Awards Female Vocalist of the Year in 1991; Academy of Country Music Awards Video of the Year for “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” in 1993; CMT’s Artist of the Month for June 1994 & March 1997; Country Music Association Awards Album of the Year for Common Thread: The Songs of The Eagles (various artists) in 1994; Country Weekly’s Golden Pick Tomorrow’s Legend in 1995; & CMT’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, Ranking #20, in 2002.

A couple of songs that Tanya is known for are “What’s Your Mama’s Name” and “Don’t Go Out”.