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Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2015, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Tanya Tucker, which she submitted to this site on Friday 13 March 2015.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Tanya Tucker who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Sean Brady would also like to say 'thank you' to Kirt Webster at Webster PR and Steve Lassiter at APA Nashville, without whom this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote' from Tanya Tucker would not have been possible.



Tanya Tucker
This quote was submitted on Friday 13 March 2015.

'I am in love with Gene Watson's voice.

He sings a song like nobody else can.

I have seen him so many times at shows where we have worked together and I just love to hear him sing'.

Thank you, Tanya Tucker, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Tanya Tucker...

Tanya Tucker was born Tanya Denise Tucker on Friday 10 October 1958, in Seminole, Texas, the same West Texas where Larry Gatlin hailed from.

Tanya Tucker was the youngest of four children born to Jesse 'Beau' and Juanita Tucker. Tanya's father was a heavy equipment operator, and the family moved often as he sought better work. Tanya's early childhood was spent primarily in Willcox, Arizona where the only radio station in town played country music.

The Tuckers attended concerts of country music stars, including Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984) and Mel Tillis, and Tanya's sister LaCosta was praised in the family for her vocal abilities. At the age of eight, Tanya told her father that she also wanted to be a country singer when she grew up.

When the Tuckers moved to St. George, Utah Juanita took Tanya to audition for the film 'Jeremiah Johnson'. Tanya did not win the bigger role she tried out for, but she was hired as a bit player. It was also about this time that Tanya got one of her first musical breaks, when her father drove the family to Phoenix for the Arizona State Fair, on the chance that the featured performer, country singer Judy Lynn, could use Tanya in her show. Tanya sang for the fair's entertainment managers, and she was engaged to sing at the fair itself.

Tanya Tucker made her debut with Mel Tillis, who was so impressed by her talent that he invited her onstage to perform.

In 1969, the Tucker family moved to Las Vegas, where Tanya regularly performed. Eventually, Tanya recorded a demo tape which gained the attention of songwriter Dolores Fuller, who sent it to producer Billy Sherrill (), the head of A&R at CBS Records.

Billy Sherrill () was impressed with the demo tape and signed the teenaged vocalist to Columbia Records.

Billy Sherrill () initially planned to have Tanya Tucker record 'The Happiest Girl in The Whole USA', but Tanya passed on the tune to Donna Fargo, choosing 'Delta Dawn', a song she heard Bette Midler sing on 'The Tonight Show', instead.

Released in the spring of 1972, 'Delta Dawn' became a hit, peaking at No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart and No.72 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart. At first, Columbia Records tried to downplay Tanya Tucker's age, but soon word leaked out and she became a sensation. A year later, Australian singer Helen Reddy would score a No.1 Billboard Hot 100 pop music hit with her version of 'Delta Dawn'.

In October 1972, Tanya Tucker saw the release of her debut album, 'Delta Dawn' (Columbia Records, 1972), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (), and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Delta Dawn' (written by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins) (No.6, April 1972)
'Love's the Answer' (written by Emily Mitchell and Norro Wilson) (No.5, 1972) / 'The Jamestown Ferry', which was written by Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004) and Bobby Borchers was the 'B' side

Tanya Tucker's debut album, 'Delta Dawn' (Columbia Records, 1972), also included the following tracks:

'New York City Song' (written by Linda Hargrove)
'Smell the Flowers', which was written by Jerry Reed Hubbard (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Sunday 31 August 2008)
'If You Touch Me (you've got to love me)', which was written by Carmol Taylor (Saturday 5 September 1931 - Friday 5 December 1986), Norro Wilson and Joe Stampley
'He's All I Got' (written by Jerry Williams and Gary U.S. Bonds)
'Loving You Could Never Be Better', which was written by Earl Montgomery, Carl Montgomery (Wednesday 6 December 1933 - Friday 20 December 1974) and Betty Tate
'Soul Song', which was written by George Richey (Saturday 30 November 1935 - Saturday 31 July 2010), Norro Wilson and Billy Sherrill
'The Happiest Girl in The Whole USA' (written by Donna Fargo)
'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry', which was written by Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953)

Tanya Tucker's debut album, 'Delta Dawn' (Columbia Records, 1972), reached No.32 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1972.

In April 1973, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'What's Your Mama's Name' (Columbia Records, 1973), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (), and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'What's Your Mama's Name' (written by Earl Montgomery and Dallas Frazier) (No.1 for one week in May 1973) / this track also reached No.86 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1973
'Blood Red & Goin' Down', which was written by Curly Putman () (No.1 for one week in September / October 1973) / this track also reached No.74 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1973

Tanya Tucker's 'What's Your Mama's Name' (Columbia Records, 1973) also included the following tracks:

'Horseshoe Bend', which was written by Bobby Borchers and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004)
'The Chokin' Kind', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002)
'California Cotton Fields' (written by Dallas Frazier and Earl Montgomery)
'The Teddy Bear Song' (written by Nick Nixon and Don Earl)
'Song Man', which was written by Dallas Frazier and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999)
'The Missing Piece of Puzzle' (written by Mark Sherrill and L. Sherrill)
'Rainy Girl' (written by Tanya Tucker and Codye Hancock)
'Pass Me By (if you're only passing through)' (written by Hillman Hall)
'Teach Me the Words to Your Song' (written by Rory Bourke and Gayle Barnhill)

Tanya Tucker's 'What's Your Mama's Name' (Columbia Records, 1973) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973.

In February 1974, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)' (Columbia Records, 1974), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (), and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Would You Lay with Me (in a field of stone)' (written by David Allan Coe) (No.1 for one week in March / April 1974) / this track also reached No.46 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart
'The Man That Turned My Mama On' (written by Ed Bruce) (No.4, 1974) / this track also reached No.86 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1974
'I Believe the South is Gonna Rise Again' (written by Bobby Braddock) (No.18, 1974)

Tanya Tucker's 'Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)' (Columbia Records, 1974) also included the following tracks:

'How Can I Tell Him' (written by Roland Kent 'Lobo' LaVoie)
'Let Me Be There' (written by John Rostill)
'Bed of Roses' (written by Don Reid)
'Old Dan Tucker's Daughter', which was written by Curly Putman () and Buddy Killen (Sunday 13 November 1932 - Wednesday 1 November 2006)
'No Man's Land' (written by Don Wayne)
'Why Me Lord?' (written by Kris Kristofferson)
'The Baptism of Jesse Taylor' (written by Dallas Frazier and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer)
'What If We Were Running out of Love' (written by Linda Hargrove)

Tanya Tucker's 'Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)' (Columbia Records, 1974) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974.

In 1975, Tanya Tucker signed with MCA Records.

In May 1975, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Tanya Tucker' (MCA Records, 1975), which was produced by Snuff Garrett (), and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Lizzie & The Rainman', which was written by Kenny O'Dell and Larry Henley (Wednesday 30 June 1937 - Thursday 18 December 2014) (No.1 for one week in June 1975) / this track also reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1975, and No.7 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1975
'San Antonio Stroll' (written by Peter Noah) (No.1 for one week in October / November 1975)

Tanya Tucker's 'Tanya Tucker' (MCA Records, 1975) also included the following tracks:

'Love of a Rolling Stone' (written by Jerry Chesnut)
'I'm Not Lisa' (written by Jessi Colter)
'The King of Country Music' (written by Steve Dorff and Milton Brown)
'When Will I Be Loved', which was written by Phil Everly (Thursday 19 January 1939 - Friday 3 January 2014) / this track featured guest vocals from Phil Everly
'The Serenade That We Played' (written by L. Roberts and L. Harrison)
'Son of a Preacher Man' (written by Ronnie Wilkins and John Hurley)
'Someday Soon' (written by Ian Tyson)
'Traveling Salesman' (written by Gloria Sklerov and Harry Lloyd)

Tanya Tucker's 'Tanya Tucker' (MCA Records, 1975) reached No.8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1975.

In January 1976, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Lovin' & Learnin' (MCA Records, 1976), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Don't Believe My Heart Can Stand Another You' (written by Billy Ray Reynolds) (No.4, 1975)
'You've Got Me to Hold on To' (written by Dave Loggins) (No.3, 1976)

Tanya Tucker's 'Lovin' & Learnin' (MCA Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'Pride of Franklin County' (written by Barbara Keith and Doug Tibbes)
'Depend on You' (written by Parker McGee)
'Ain't That a Shame' (written by Antonio 'Fats' Domino and Dave Bartholomew)
'Leave Him Alone', which was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman ()
'Makin' Love Don't Always Make Love Grow' (written by Sterling Whipple)
'After the Thrill is Gone', which was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey ()
'Here We Are', which was written by Curly Putman () and Rafe VanHoy
'My Cowboy's Getting Old' (written by Mary Ann Duwe)

Tanya Tucker's 'Lovin' & Learnin' (MCA Records, 1976) reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

In September 1976, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Here's Some Love' (MCA Records, 1976), which was produced by and included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Here's Some Love' (written by Richard Mainegra and Jack Roberts) (No.1 for one week in October 1976) / this track also reached No.82 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1976, and No.25 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in 1976

Tanya Tucker's 'Here's Some Love' (MCA Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'Round & Round The Bottle' (written by Susan Taylor)
'Comin' Home Alone' (written by Dave Loggins)
'Gonna Love You Anyway' (written by Layng Martine Junior)
'Holding On' (written by Rafe VanHoy)
'You Just Loved the Leavin' out of Me' (written by Linda Hargrove)
'The Gospel Singer' (written by Tony Joe White)
'Take Me to Heaven' (written by Richard Mainegra and Susan Taylor)
'Short Cut' (written by Lisa MacGregor and Alan Kroeber)
'I Use the Soap' (written by David Gates)

Tanya Tucker's 'Here's Some Love' (MCA Records, 1976) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976.

In 1977, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Ridin' Rainbows' (MCA Records, 1977), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Ridin' Rainbows', which was written by Jan Crutchfield (Saturday 26 February 1938 - Thursday 1 November 2012), Susan Pugh and Connie Ethridge (No.12, 1976)
'It's a Cowboy Lovin' Night' (written by Ronnie Rogers) (No.7, 1977)
'Dancing the Night Away' (written by Russell Smith and James H. Brown Junior) (No.16, 1977)

Tanya Tucker's 'Ridin' Rainbows' (MCA Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Love Me Like You Never Will Again' (written by Billy Ray Reynolds)
'Wait 'Til Daddy Finds Out' (written by Dave Loggins)
'Let's Keep It That Way', which was written by Curly Putman () and Rafe VanHoy
'White Rocket' (written by Rafe VanHoy)
'It Was Always You' (written by Bob McDill)
'Knee Deep in Loving You' (written by Sonny Throckmorton)
'Wings' (written by Jerry Crutchfield and Gary Baker)

Tanya Tucker's 'Ridin' Rainbows' (MCA Records, 1977) reached No.16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977.

In June 1977, Columbia Records released Tanya Tucker's 'You Are So Beautiful' (Columbia Records, 1977), which was produced by Billy Sherrill (); the album consisted of songs which Tanya Tucker had recorded several years prior while still recording for Columbia Records.

The highest charting single on Tanya Tucker's 'You Are So Beautiful' (Columbia Records, 1977) was 'Spring' (written by John Tipton), which reached No.18 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1975, two years before the release of the album, that single having been released by Columbia Records to compete with Tanya's debut MCA single, the No.1 hit 'Lizzie & The Rainman'.

At the time Tanya Tucker's 'You Are So Beautiful' (Columbia Records, 1977) was released, Tanya's rendition of the title track (written by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher) was issued as a single, reaching No.40; the album was Tanya Tucker's lowest ranking up to that point, reaching No.44 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.

Tanya Tucker's 'You Are So Beautiful' (Columbia Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Best of My Love', which was written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey () and John D. Souther ()
'There is a Place' (written by Sharon L. Rucker and Kinky Friedman)
'I'll Be Your Lady' (written by David Allan Coe)
'Lovin' Arms', which was written by Tom Jans (Monday 9 February 1948 - Sunday 25 March 1984)
'You Know Just What I'd Do' (written by Jerry Foster and Bill Rice)
'Almost Persuaded', which was written by Billy Sherrill () and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007)
'Guess I'll Have to Love Him More', which was written by Billy Sherrill () and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007)
'I Still Sing the Old Songs' (written by David Allan Coe)

In 1978, Tanya Tucker moved to Los Angeles, California, to try, unsuccessfully, to broaden her appeal to pop music audiences, and was quickly captivated by the city's nightlife. Tanya decided to radically change her image and cross over to rock music with the release of 'TNT' (MCA Records, 1978), which was produced by Jerry Goldstein; the album, despite the controversy and its sexy cover, went 'Gold' in 1979, and included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Texas (when I die)' (written by Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce and Bobby Borchers) (No.5, 1978) / this track also reached No.70 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart
'I'm a Singer, You're the Song' (written by Tanya Tucker and Jerry Goldstein) (No.18, 1979)

Tanya Tucker's 'TNT' (MCA Records, 1978) also included the following tracks:

'Lover Goodbye', which was written by Phil Everly (Thursday 19 January 1939 - Friday 3 January 2014) and Joey Paige
'Not Fade Away', which was written by Buddy Holly (Monday 7 September 1936 - Tuesday 3 February 1959) and Norman Petty (Wednesday 25 May 1927 - Wednesday 15 August 1984)
'Angel from Montgomery' (written by John Prine)
'Heartbreak Hotel', which was written by Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977), Tommy Durden (Monday 15 December 1919 - Sunday 17 October 1999) and Mae Boren Axton (Monday 14 September 1914 - Wednesday 9 April 1997)
'Brown Eyed Handsome Man' (written by Chuck Berry)
'The River & The Wind' (written by Jim Weatherly)
'If You Feel It' (written by Jerry Goldstein and Jimmy Ford)
'It's Nice to Be with You' (written by Jerry Goldstein)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'TNT' (MCA Records, 1978) included the following:

Paul Leim (drums, percussion, electronic drums)
Jerry Scheff (bass)
John Hobbs (piano)
Lonnie Jordan (organ)
Billy Joe Walker Junior (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin)
Jerry Swallow (electric guitar, Dobro)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Larry Muhoberac (strings arrangement)
Curt Becher, Joe Chemay, Dash Crofts, Phil Everly (Thursday 19 January 1939 - Friday 3 January 2014), Venetta Fields, Jerry Goldstein, La Costa, Brent Nelson, Joey Paige, Jody Payne, John Prine, Jim Seals, Julia Tillman-Waters, Luther Waters, Oren Waters and Lorna Willard (backing vocals)

Tanya Tucker's 'TNT' (MCA Records, 1978) was her second-highest ranked ever on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at No.2, and reached No.54 on the Billboard Top 200 Pop Music Albums Chart.

While not necessarily embraced by the country music establishment, Tanya Tucker's 'TNT' (MCA Records, 1978) garnered critical and commercial success. The album was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and earned Tanya Tucker a Grammy Award nomination for 'Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Female'.

In November 1979, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Tear Me Apart' (MCA Records, 1979), which was produced by British rocker Mike Chapman, and continued the more rock-based sound which began on the preceding 'TNT' (MCA Records, 1978), but even more so.

Tanya Tucker's 'Tear Me Apart' (MCA Records, 1979) reached No.33 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1980, although there were no charting singles for the first time in Tanya Tucker's career; the album included the following tracks:

'Blind Love', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006)
'Lay Back in the Arms of Someone' (written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman)
'Somebody Must Have Loved You Right Last Night' (written by Ken Bell)
'San Francisco (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair)' / 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco', which was written by John Phillips (Friday 30 August 1935 - Sunday 18 March 2001), George Cory and Douglas Cross
'Tear Me Apart' (written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman)
'Crossfire of Desire' (written by Casey Kelly, Julie Didier and Lewis Anderson)
'Better Late Than Never' (written by Steve Krikorian)
'I've Never Said No Before', which was written by Mark Eugene Gray (Friday 24 October 1952 - Friday 2 December 2016)
'Shady Streets' (written by Dickey Betts, Dan Toler and Billy Ray Reynolds)
'By Day by Day', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Tear Me Apart' (MCA Records, 1979) included the following:

Beau Segal (drums, percussion)
Jeff Eyrich (bass)
Steve Goldstein (keyboards)
Bill Andersen and Jerry Swallow (guitars)
Jerry Swallow (mandolin)
Jerry Peterson (saxophone)
Rusty Buchanan, Lynda Lawley, Sue Richman, Andrea Robinson, Julia Tillman Waters, Luther Waters, Oren Waters and Maxine Willard Waters (backing vocals)

On Friday 15 August 1980, the comedy film 'Smokey & The Bandit II' was released in the United States by Universal Pictures; it was the sequel to the 1977 film 'Smokey & The Bandit'.

'Smokey & The Bandit II' starred Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Sunday 31 August 2008), Jackie Gleason (Saturday 26 February 1916 - Wednesday 24 June 1987) and Dom DeLuise (Tuesday 1 August 1933 - Monday 4 May 2009).

Like the first film, it was directed by Hal Needham (Friday 6 March 1931 - Friday 25 October 2013).

Tanya Tucker: 'Dream Lovers' (MCA Records, 1980)

In October 1980, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Dream Lovers' (MCA Records, 1980), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Dream Lover', which was written by Bobby Darin (Thursday 14 May 1936 - Thursday 20 December 1973) (No.59, 1980) / this track was a duet with Glen Campbell
'Can I See You Tonight' (written by Deborah Allen and Rafe VanHoy) (No.4, 1981) / this track was a duet with Glen Campbell
'Love Knows We Tried', which was written by Jan Crutchfield (Saturday 26 February 1938 - Thursday 1 November 2012), Kerry Chater and Rory Bourke (No.40, 1981)

Tanya Tucker's 'Dream Lovers' (MCA Records, 1980) also included the following tracks:

'I've Got Somebody' (written by Randy Goodrum)
'Let Me Count the Ways' (written by Jerry Crutchfield and Clair Cloninger)
'Somebody (trying to tell you something)' (written by Steve Hardin)
'All The Way' (written by Bob Morrison and Jim Zerface)
'Tennessee Woman' (written by Jimmy Webb)
'Don't You Want to be a Lover Tonight' (written by Sterling Whipple)
'My Song' (written by Steve Hardin) / this track was a duet with Glen Campbell

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Dream Lovers' (MCA Records, 1980) included the following:

Tanya Tucker and Glen Campbell (vocals)
Steve Hardin, Steve Goldstein and Bobby Wood (keyboards)
Jerry Swallow, Jon Goin, Pete Wade and Johnny Christopher (guitar)
Bill McCubbin, Jack Williams, Joe Osborne and Neil Stubenhaus (bass guitar)
Steve Turner, Buster Phillips and Jerry Carrigan (drums)
Tanya Tucker, Glen Campbell, Mel Tillis, Sheri Kramer, Bergen White and Diane Tidwell (background vocals)

Tanya Tucker's 'Dream Lovers' (MCA Records, 1980) reached No.41 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1980.

In June 1981, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Should I Do It' (MCA Records, 1981), which was produced by Gary Klein, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Should I Do It' (written by Layng Martine Junior) (No.50, 1981)
'Rodeo Girls' (written by Joe Rainey and Tanya Tucker) (No.83, 1981)

Tanya Tucker's 'Should I Do It' (MCA Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

'Stormy Weather' (written by Tom Snow and Leo Sayer) / this track featured backing vocals from Emmylou Harris
'Halfway to Heaven' (written by Jerry Goldstein, Robert E. Getter and Guy F. Peritore)
'Heartache No.3' (written by Joe Rainey)
'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me' (written by Pino Donaggio, Simon Napier-Bell and Vicki Wickham)
'I Oughta Let Go' (written by Troy Seals, Eddie Setser and Steve Diamond)
'Lucky Enough for Two' (written by Henry Gaffney)
'We're Playing Games Again' (written by Troy Seals and Richard Kerr)
'Shoulder to Shoulder' (written by Henry Gaffney) / this track featured guest vocals from Glen Campbell

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Should I Do It' (MCA Records, 1981) included the following:

Rick Shlosser and Steve Turner (drums, percussion)
Bill McCubbin and Leland Sklar (bass)
Larry Muhoberac and Jai Winding (piano)
Bill Cuomo (synthesizer)
Buzz Feiten, Jay Dee Maness, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, Jerry Swallow and Fred Tackett (guitars)
Jerry Swallow (mandolin)
Chuck Findley, Jerry Hey, Jim Horn, Andrew Love and James Mitchell (horns)
Nick DeCaro (accordion)
John Bahler, Debbie Hall, Emmylou Harris, Ron Hicklin, Sandie Hill, Gene Morford, Herb Pedersen and Jerry Whitman (additional voices)

Tanya Tucker's 'Should I Do It' (MCA Records, 1981) reached No.48 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.

In December 1982, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Changes' (Arista Records, 1982), which was produced by David Malloy, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Feel Right' (written by Larry Byrom) (No.10, 1983)
'Changes' (written by Eddy Raven, Frank Myers and Tanya Tucker) (No.41, 1983)
'Baby I'm Yours', which was written by Van Allen Clinton McCoy (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Friday 6 July 1979) (No.22, 1983)
'Cry' (written by Frank Musker and Garth Murphy) (No.89, 1983)

Tanya Tucker's 'Changes' (Arista Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'Shame on the Moon' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Until You're Mine' (written by Thom Schuyler, David Malloy and Billy Walker)
'I Don't Want You to Go' (written by Bruce Roberts and Allee Willis)
'Heartache & a Half' (written by Rafe VanHoy, Deborah Allen and Eddie Struzick)
'A Thing Called Love', which was written by Jerry Reed Hubbard (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008)
'Too Long' (written by Mike Donovan)

Tanya Tucker's 'Changes' (Arista Records, 1982) reached No.47 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1983.

Hank Williams Junior recorded Tanya Tucker's 'Leave Them Boys Alone', which was co-written with Dean Dillon, Gary Stewart (Sunday 28 May 1944 - Tuesday 16 December 2003) and Hank Williams Junior, and included the track on 'Strong Stuff' (Elektra Records / Curb Records, 1983; the track, which featured guest vocals from Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984), reached No.6 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1983.

In 1984 and 1985, Tanya Tucker had no singles on the Billboard country music singles chart.

In 1986, Tanya Tucker signed with Capitol Records and saw the release, in March 1986, of 'Girls Like Me' (Capitol Records, 1986), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'One Love at a Time', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Paul Overstreet (No.3, 1986) / this track featured supporting vocals from Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Vince Gill
'Just Another Love', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) (No.1 for one week in October 1986)
'I'll Come Back as Another Woman', which was written by Richard E. Carpenter and Kent M. Robbins (Wednesday 23 April 1947 - Saturday 27 December 1997) (No.2, 1986)
'It's Only Over for You' (written by Mike Reid and Rory Bourke) (No.8, 1987)

Tanya Tucker's 'Girls Like Me' (Capitol Records, 1986) also included the following tracks:

'Fool, Fool Heart' (written by Rick Peoples and Roger Brown)
'Girls Like Me' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Somebody to Care' (written by Alan Rhody and Bill Caswell)
'Daddy Long Legs' (written by Marshall Chapman)
'You Could Change My Mind' (written by Lewis Anderson)
'Still Hold On' (written by Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Wendy Waldman and Eric Kaz)

Tanya Tucker's 'Girls Like Me' (Capitol Records, 1986) reached No.20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1986.

Tanya Tucker's 'Girls Like Me' (Capitol Records, 1986) was re-released in 1994 on CD with a different cover.

On Monday 6 July 1987, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Love Me Like You Used To' (Capitol Records, 1987), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Love Me Like You Used To', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Bobby Emmons (No.2, 1987)
'I Won't Take Less Than Your Love' (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz) (No.1 for one week in February / March 1988) / this track featured guest vocals from Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Paul Overstreet
'If It Don't Come Easy' (written by Dave Gibson and Craig Karp) (No.1 for one week in July 1988)

Tanya Tucker's 'Love Me Like You Used To' (Capitol Records, 1987) also included the following tracks:

'I Wonder What He's Doing Tonight', which was written by John Jarrard (Thursday 7 May 1953 - Thursday 1 February 2001) and Gary Nicholson
'I'll Tennessee You in My Dreams' (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz)
'Alien' (written by Bobby Braddock)
'Temporarily Blue' (written by Tommy Rocco, John Schweers and Charlie Black)
'If I Didn't Love You' (written by Deborah Allen and Rafe VanHoy)
'Heartbreaker' (written by Joe L. Wilson)
'Hope You Find What You're Loving For', which was written by Dean Dillon and Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)

Tanya Tucker's 'Love Me Like You Used To' (Capitol Records, 1987) reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.

In July 1988, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Strong Enough to Bend' (Capitol Records, 1988), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Strong Enough to Bend' (written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Schlitz) (No.1 for one week in October 1988) / this track featured guest vocals from Beth Nielsen Chapman
'Highway Robbery' (written by Michael Garvin, Bucky Jones and Tom Shapiro) (No.2, 1988)
'Call on Me' (written by Gary Scruggs) (No.4, 1989)
'Daddy & Home', which was written by Elsie McWilliams (1 June 1896 - Monday 30 December 1985) and Jimmie Rodgers (8 September 1897 - Friday 26 May 1933) (No.27, 1989)

Tanya Tucker's 'Strong Enough to Bend' (Capitol Records, 1988) also included the following tracks:

'You're Not Alone' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters)
'As Long as I'm Dreamin', which was written by Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, John Jarrard (Thursday 7 May 1953 - Thursday 1 February 2001) and Gary Nicholson
'Lonesome Town' (written by Matraca Berg and Ronnie Samoset)
'Lonely at the Right Time', which was written by Frank Myers and Don Pfrimmer ()
'Playing for Keeps' (written by Lewis Anderson and Lisa Silver)
'Back on My Feet', which was written by Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004) and Troy Seals

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Strong Enough to Bend' (Capitol Records, 1988) included the following:

James Stroud (drums, percussion)
Bob Wray (bass)
Mitch Humphries and Dave Innis (keyboards, synthesizers)
Steve Gibson, Kenny Mims and Don Potter (guitars)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Mark O'Connor (fiddle)
Paul Franklin and Steve Gibson (Dobro)
Steve Gibson (mandolin)
Jim Horn (saxophone)
Michael Black, Jessica Boucher, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Carol Chase, Greg Gordon, Katerina Kitridge, Diane Vanette, Hurshel Wiginton, Dennis Wilson and Curtis Young (backing vocals)

Tanya Tucker's 'Strong Enough to Bend' (Capitol Records, 1988) reached No.9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1988.

Tanya Tucker's music was now more country pop-styled and up-tempo, but this material was what made Tanya popular again.

In 1988, Tanya Tucker was nominated by the Country Music Association (CMA) for 'Female Vocalist of the Year'.

Between 1988 and 1989, Tanya Tucker enjoyed one of her most popular years on the Billboard country music singles chart, racking up eight Billboard country music Top 10 hits in a row. Tanya Tucker's albums around this time were also achieving 'Gold' certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), after selling 500,000 copies.


On Tuesday 25 July 1989, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Tanya Tucker: Greatest Hits' (Capitol Records, 1989), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield and included the following tracks:

'Daddy & Home', which was written by Elsie McWilliams (1 June 1896 - Monday 30 December 1985) and Jimmie Rodgers (8 September 1897 - Friday 26 May 1933) (No.27, 1989)
'Strong Enough to Bend' (written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Schlitz) (No.1 for one week in October 1988) / this track featured guest vocals from Beth Nielsen Chapman
'Love Me Like You Used To', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Bobby Emmons (No.2, 1987)
'Just Another Love', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) (No.1 for one week in October 1986)
'I'll Come Back as Another Woman', which was written by Richard E. Carpenter and Kent M. Robbins () (No.2, 1986)
'My Arms Stay Open All Night' (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz) (No.2, 1989)
'If It Don't Come Easy' (written by Dave Gibson and Craig Karp) (No.1 for one week in July 1988)
'I Won't Take Less Than Your Love' (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz) (No.1 for one week in February / March 1988) / this track featured guest vocals from Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Paul Overstreet
'One Love at a Time', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Paul Overstreet (No.3, 1986) / this track featured supporting vocals from Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) and Vince Gill
'It's Only Over for You' (written by Mike Reid and Rory Bourke) (No.8, 1987)

Tanya Tucker's 'Tanya Tucker: Greatest Hits' (Capitol Records, 1989) reached No.20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989 and was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

On Tuesday 27 March 1990, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Tennessee Woman' (Capitol Records, 1990), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Walking Shoes' (written by Paul Kennerley) (No.3, 1990)
'It Won't Be Me' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.6, 1990)
'Don't Go Out' (written by Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd) (No.6, 1990) / this track was a duet with T. Graham Brown
'Oh What It Did to Me' (written by Jerry Crutchfield) (No.12, 1991)

Tanya Tucker's 'Tennessee Woman' (Capitol Records, 1990) also included the following tracks:

'Take Another Run' (written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz)
'Shotgun' (written by Michael Garvin and Tom Shapiro)
'As Long as There's a Heartbeat' (written by David Powelson)
'There's a Tennessee Woman / Ben's Song', which was written by Tanya Tucker and Gary Stewart (Sunday 28 May 1944 - Tuesday 16 December 2003)
'Goodbye Baby', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008)
'Your Old Magic' (written by Tony Martin and Troy Martin)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Tennessee Woman' (Capitol Records, 1990) included the following:

Eddie Bayers, Paul Leim and Harry Stinson (drums, percussion)
Roy Huskey Junior (Monday 17 December 1956 - Saturday 6 September 1997) and Bob Wray (bass)
Mitch Humphries and Matt Rollings (keyboards)
Dennis Burnside (piano)
Mike Lawler (synthesizer)
Mark Casstevens, Steve Gibson, Don Potter, Brent Rowan and Reggie Young (guitars)
Paul Franklin and Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Beth Nielsen Chapman, Louis Dean Nunley (Thursday 15 October 1931 - Friday 26 October 2012), Wayland Patton, Dennis Wilson, Curtis Young and Liana Young (backing vocals)

Tanya Tucker's 'Tennessee Woman' (Capitol Records, 1990) reached No.18 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1990.

In 1990, Tanya Tucker was named 'Female Video Artist of the Year' by Country Music Television (CMT). Although by the 1990s, Tanya no longer had No.1 Billboard country music hit singles, there were many singles that came close, peaking in the Billboard country music Top 5, as well as the Top 10.

Tanya Tucker was one of the most successful female country music artists at the time; she became one of the few teen stars to find success in her adult years.

On Tuesday 7 August 1990, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Greatest Hits Encore' (Capitol Records, 1990), which was not a compilation of Tanya Tucker's old hits, as might be perceived at first glance, but rather Capitol Records' newly re-recorded versions of Tanya's hits for her former Columbia Records and MCA Records labels, which still owned the original versions.

The recordings' sound quality is improved somewhat over the older versions, however, as it was recorded digitally. Since these songs were recorded originally when Tanya was a teen / young adult, there is a difference in her voice, as it grew deeper as she matured into adulthood.

Tanya Tucker's 'Greatest Hits Encore' (Capitol Records, 1990) included the following tracks:

'San Antonio Stroll' (written by Peter Noah)
'Delta Dawn' (written by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins)
'Don't Believe My Heart Can Stand Another You' (written by Billy Ray Reynolds)
'The Jamestown Ferry', which was written by Bobby Borchers and Mack Vickery (Wednesday 8 June 1938 - Tuesday 21 December 2004)
'Here's Some Love' (written by Richard Mainegra and Jack Roberts)
'Would You Lay with Me (in a field of stone)' (written by David Allan Coe)
'Blood Red & Goin' Down', which was written by Curly Putman ()
'Pecos Promenade', which was written by Larry Collins, Sandy Pinkard and Snuff Garrett ()
'What's Your Mama's Name' (written by Earl Montgomery and Dallas Frazier)
'Texas (When I Die)' (written by Ed Bruce, Bobby Borchers and Patsy Bruce) / this track had a lyric change; in the lines 'I'd ride through all of hell and half of Texas / Just to hear Willie Nelson sing a country song', Willie's name is substituted with Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)

In 1991, Tanya Tucker's contribution to the country music genre was rewarded when the Country Music Association (CMA) voted her 'Female Vocalist of the Year'.

On Tuesday 2 July 1991, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'What Do I Do with Me' (Capitol Records, 1991), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Down to My Last Teardrop', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) (No.2, 1991)
'(Without You) What Do I Do with Me' (written by Royce Porter, L. David Lewis and David Chamberlain) (No.2, 1991)
'Some Kind of Trouble' (written by Mike Reid, Brent Maher and Don Potter) (No.3, 1992)
'If Your Heart Ain't Busy Tonight' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.4, 1992)

Tanya Tucker's 'What Do I Do with Me' (Capitol Records, 1991) also included the following tracks:

'Everything That You Want' (written by Randy Sharp and Jack Wesley Routh)
'Trail of Tears' (written by Paul Kennerley)
'Bidding America Goodbye (The Auction)' (written by Jamie O'Hara)
'Time & Distance' (written by Donny Lowery and Randy Sharp)
'He Was Just Leaving' (written by Lisa Angelle and Walt Aldridge)
'Right About Now' (written by Rick Bowles and Jeff Silbar)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'What Do I Do with Me' (Capitol Records, 1991) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Beth Nielsen Chapman, Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008), Greg Gordon, Liana Manis, Donna McElroy, Wayland Patton and Curtis Young (background vocals)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Steve Gibson (acoustic and electric guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
James Horn (saxophone)
Mitch Humphries (keyboards)
David Innis and Mike Lawler (synthesizer)
Paul Leim (drums)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 - Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Brent Rowan (electric guitar)

Tanya Tucker's 'What Do I Do with Me' (Capitol Records, 1991) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991, and No.48 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1991.

On Tuesday 6 October 1992, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Can't Run from Yourself' (Capitol Records, 1992), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Two Sparrows in a Hurricane' (written by Mark Alan Springer) (No.2, 1992)
'It's a Little Too Late' (written by Pat Terry and Roger Murrah) (No.2, 1992)
'Tell Me About It' (written by Bill LaBounty and Pat McLaughlin) (No.4, 1993) / this track was a duet with Delbert McClinton

Tanya Tucker's 'Can't Run from Yourself' (Capitol Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'Can't Run from Yourself' (written by Marshall Chapman)
'Don't Let My Heart be the Last to Know' (written by Dennis Morgan and Billy Burnette)
'I've Learned to Live', which was written by Dean Dillon and Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012)
'What Do They Know' (written by Richard Ross and Donny Kees)
'Rainbow Rider' (written by Bobby Fischer, Charlie Black and Austin Roberts)
'Half the Moon' (written by Hugh Prestwood)
'Danger Ahead' (written by Paul Kennerley)

Tanya Tucker's 'Can't Run from Yourself' (Capitol Records, 1992) reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1992.

On Tuesday 23 February 1993, Dolly Parton saw the release of 'Slow Dancing with The Moon' (Columbia Nashville Records, 1993); the album included 'Romeo' (written by Dolly Parton), a track which featured guest vocals from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pam Tillis, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea and Tanya Tucker, and reached No.27 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1993.

On Tuesday 20 April 1993, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Greatest Hits 1990 - 1992' (Liberty Records, 1993), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield and included the following tracks:

'It's a Little Too Late' (written by Pat Terry and Roger Murrah) (No.2, 1992)
'Some Kind of Trouble' (written by Mike Reid, Brent Maher and Don Potter) (No.3, 1992)
'(Without You) What Do I Do with Me' (written by Royce Porter, L. David Lewis and David Chamberlain) (No.2, 1991)
'Down to My Last Teardrop', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) (No.2, 1991)
'Don't Go Out' (written by Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd) (No.6, 1990) / this track was a duet with T. Graham Brown
'Walking Shoes' (written by Paul Kennerley) (No.3, 1990)
'Oh What It Did to Me' (written by Jerry Crutchfield) (No.12, 1991)
'Two Sparrows in a Hurricane' (written by Mark Alan Springer) (No.2, 1992)
'If Your Heart Ain't Busy Tonight' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.4, 1992)
'It Won't Be Me' (written by Tom Shapiro and Chris Waters) (No.6, 1990)

Tanya Tucker's 'Greatest Hits 1990 - 1992' (Liberty Records, 1993) reached No.15 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1993.

On Monday 11 October 1993, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Soon' (Liberty Records, 1993), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Soon' (written by Casey Kelly and Bob Regan) (No.2, 1993)
'We Don't Have to Do This' (written by Gary Burr and Victoria Shaw) (No.11, 1994)
'Hangin' In' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles) (No.4, 1994)
'You Just Watch Me' (written by Rick Giles and Bob Regan) (No.20, 1994)

Tanya Tucker's 'Soon' (Liberty Records, 1993) also included the following tracks:

'Come On Honey', which was written by Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008)
'I Love You Anyway' (written by Pat Terry)
'Let the Good Times Roll' (written by Tony Martin and Reese Wilson)
'Sneaky Moon' (written by Bill LaBounty)
'Silence is King' (written by Gary Burr and Jim Photoglo)
'A Blue Guitar', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Soon' (Liberty Records, 1993) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Paul Leim (drums)
David Hungate and Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Mike Lawler (synthesizer, keyboards)
Matt Rollings (piano)
Paul Davis (Wednesday 21 April 1948 - Tuesday 22 April 2008) (organ, backing vocals)
Steve Gibson, Brent Mason, Brent Rowan and Billy Joe Walker (guitars)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Jerry Douglas and Brent Rowan (Dobro)
Jim Horn and Harvey Thompson (saxophone)
Charles Rose (trombone)
George Tidwell (trumpet)
Bruce Watkins (banjo)
Gary Burr, Dale Daniel, Jonell Mosser and Curtis Young (backing vocals)

Tanya Tucker's 'Soon' (Liberty Records, 1993) reached No.18 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1993.

In 1994, Tanya Tucker performed at the half-time show at Super Bowl XXVIII.

On Tuesday 21 March 1995, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Fire to Fire' (Liberty Records, 1995), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Between the Two of Them' (written by Mickey Cates) (No.27, 1995)
'Find Out What's Happenin' (written by Jerry Crutchfield) (No.40, 1995)

Tanya Tucker's 'Fire to Fire' (Liberty Records, 1995) also included the following tracks:

'Come in Out of the World' (written by Don Schlitz and Billy Livsey)
'I'll Take the Memories', which was written by Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) and Keith Stegall
'I Bet She Knows' (written by Paul Thorn and Billy Maddox)
'Fire to Fire' (written by Sharon Rice, Bill Rice and Mike Lawler) / this track was a duet with Willie Nelson
'Nobody Dies from a Broken Heart' (written by Randy Sharp and Sonny LeMaire)
'I'll Take Today', which was written by Kent M. Robbins (Wednesday 23 April 1947 - Saturday 27 December 1997) and Will Robinson)
'The Love You Gave to Me' (written by Gary Nicholson and Delbert McClinton)
'Love Will' (written by Byron Hill and Cyril Rawson)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Fire to Fire' (Liberty Records, 1995) included the following:

Dan Dugmore and Paul Leim (drums)
David Hungate, Michael Rhodes and Willie Weeks (bass)
Mitch Humphries, John Barlow Jarvis, Steve Nathan and Matt Rollings (keyboards)
Mike Lawler (synthesizer)
Steve Gibson, Dann Huff, Chris Leuzinger, Brent Rowan, Billy Joe Walker Junior and Reggie Young (guitars)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Christy Cornelius, Gregory Gordon, Sharon Rice, Judy Rodman, Sunny Russ, Randy Sharp and Curtis Young (backing vocals)
Nashville String Machine: Strings, arranged By D. Bergen White, led by Carl Gorodetzky

Tanya Tucker's 'Fire to Fire' (Liberty Records, 1995) reached No.28 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1995.

In 1996, Tanya Tucker was one of the Top 10 most played country music artists of the year; at that time, Tanya was Capitol Records' biggest signed female artist.

In 1997, Tanya Tucker saw the publication of an autobiography, 'Nickel Dreams: My Life'.

On Tuesday 25 March 1997, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Complicated' (Capitol Records, 1997), which was produced by Gregg Brown, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Little Things' (written by Michael Dulaney and Steven Dale Jones) (No.9, 1997)
'Ridin' out the Heartache' (written by Cathy Majeski, Sunny Russ and Stephony Smith) (No.45, 1997)

Tanya Tucker's 'Complicated' (Capitol Records, 1997) also included the following tracks:

'It Hurts Like Love' (written by Chuck Jones and Deborah Allen)
'I Don't Believe That's How You Feel', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Kostas
'By the Way' (written by Stephony Smith and Cathy Majeski)
'Love Thing' (written by Bill LaBounty and Delbert McClinton)
'Wishin' It All Away' (written by Amanda Hunt-Taylor and Michael Lunn)
'Complicated' (written by Bill LaBounty and Pat McLaughlin)
'All I Have to Offer You is Love' (written by Craig Wiseman and Alisa Carroll)
'What Your Love Does for Me' (written by Austin Cunningham and Sunny Russ)
'You Don't Do It' (written by Al Anderson and Troy Seals)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'Complicated' (Capitol Records, 1997) included the following:

Sam Bacco (timpani)
Mike Brignardello (bass guitar, upright bass)
Pat Buchanan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, background vocals)
Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Alisa Carroll and Dana McVicker (background vocals)
J.T. Corenflos and Billy Joe Walker Junior (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
G3/Hamptone (percussion)
Mike Haynes (trumpet)
John Jorgenson (electric guitar, mandolin, mandocello)
Fats Kaplin (accordion)
Billy Livsey (clavinet, Rhodes piano, Hammond organ, harmonium, Vox organ, Wurlitzer electric piano)
Greg Morrow (drums)
Nashville String Machine (strings)
Hargus 'Pig' Robbins (piano)
Robby Turner (Dobro, steel guitar)
Steve Turner (drums, percussion)
Reggie Young (electric guitar)

Tanya Tucker's 'Complicated' (Capitol Records, 1997) reached No.15 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1997.

On Saturday 17 August 2002, Tanya Tucker, along with Gene Watson and Nat Stuckey (Sunday 17 December 1933 - Wednesday 24 August 1988) were inducted into The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 2002, Tanya Tucker founded Tuckertime Records, which allowed her to retain control of the recording process and release the singles she wished to release.

On Tuesday 24 September 2002, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002), which was produced by Barry Beckett (Thursday 4 February 1943 - Wednesday 10 June 2009) and Jerry Laseter, and was released on Tanya's own Tuckertime Records label; the album was distributed through Capitol Records.

Tanya Tucker's 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002) included two tracks which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'A Memory Like I'm Gonna Be' (written by Jerry Laseter and Roger Murrah) (No.34, 2002)
'Old Weakness (coming on strong)' (written by Gary Nicholson and Bob DiPiero) (No.49, 2003)

Tanya Tucker's 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002) also included the following tracks:

'Oh, What a Love', which was written by Jerry Laseter and Hank Cochran (2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Over My Shoulder' (written by Marcus Hummon and Roger Murrah)
'We Had It All' (written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
'I Can Live Without You (but not very long)' (written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
'I Still Hear Your Voice' (written by Gary Burr and Beth Hooker)
'Borrowed Wings' (written by Pat Terry and Roger Murrah)
'1010 Whippoorwill Lane' (written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
'Should'a Thought About That' (written by Tanya Tucker, Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
'I Can Do That' (written by Jerry Laseter, Earl Clark and David Stewart)
'Waitin' for the Sun' (written by Monty Criswell and Roger Murrah)

Tanya Tucker's 'Tanya' (Tuckertime Records, 2002) reached No.39 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2002.

It was also in 2002 when Tanya Tucker was ranked No.20 on CMT's '40 Greatest Women of Country Music'.

On Tuesday 13 September 2005, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'Live at Billy Bob's Texas' (Smith Music Group, 2005), another in the series featuring various country music artists performing at Billy Bob's nightclub in Fort Worth, Texas, the club which promoted itself as 'The World's Largest Honky Tonk'.

All of the sixteen tracks are live versions of some of the better known tunes in Tanya Tucker's career, ranging from her first hit, 'Delta Dawn' in 1972 to 'Hangin' In' in 1994. A DVD version of the album is also available, and contains four additional tunes: 'Oh, What It Did to Me', 'Love Me Like You Used To', 'A Memory Like I'm Gonna Be' and 'Texas (when I die)'.

In 2005, Tanya Tucker also contributed two songs to a tribute album, 'Bob Wills: A Tribute to Bob Wills' 100th Anniversary' (Common Ground Records, 2005); the two tracks were 'Heart to Heart Talk' (written by Lee Ross), and 'Take Me Back to Tulsa', which was written by Tommy Duncan (Wednesday 11 January 1911 - Tuesday 25 July 1967) and James Robert Wills, and which featured Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007), Tanya Tucker and Terry Bradshaw.

'Bob Wills: A Tribute to Bob Wills' 100th Anniversary' (Common Ground Records, 2005) also included the track 'Lily Dale' (written by Billy Jack Wills and Tiny Moore), which featured guest vocals from Gene Watson.

On Tuesday 25 September 2007, Billy Joe Shaver saw the release of 'Everybody's Brother' (Compadre Records, 2007); the album included 'Played The Game Too Long' (written by Hillman Hall and Billy Joe Shaver), a track which featured guest vocals from Tanya Tucker.

On Tuesday 30 June 2009, Tanya Tucker saw the release of 'My Turn' (Saguaro Road Records, 2009), which was produced by Pete Anderson Jerry Laseter, and which included cover versions of country music standards, including the following:

'Wine Me Up', which was written by Bill Deaton and Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996)
'Lovesick Blues', which was written by Cliff Friend (1 October 1893 - Thursday 27 June 1974) and Irving Mills (16 January 1894 - Sunday 21 April 1985)
'Love's Gonna Live Here', which was written by Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006) / this track, which featured guest vocals from with Jim Lauderdale, was released as a single, but it did not chart
'Crazy Arms', which was written by Ralph E. Mooney (Sunday 16 September 1928 - Sunday 20 March 2011) and Charles 'Chuck' Seals
'After The Fire is Gone', which was written by L.E. White (1930 - Tuesday 7 September 2004)
'Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Glenn Martin
'I Loved You a Thousand Ways', which was written by Jim Beck and Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975)
'Big, Big Love', which was written by Ray Carroll and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 - Wednesday 17 July 1985)
'Walk Through This World with Me' (written by Sandy Seamons and Katy Savage)
'Oh Lonesome Me', which was written by Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003)
'You Don't Know Me', which was written by Cindy Walker (Saturday 20 July 1918 - Thursday 23 March 2006)
'Ramblin' Fever', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)

Personnel involved in the recording of Tanya Tucker's 'My Turn' (Saguaro Road Records, 2009) included the following:

Pete Anderson (guitar, electric guitar, acoustic bass guitar, harmonica, percussion arranger, producer, mandola, string arrangements)
Bob 'Boo' Bernstein (steel guitar)
Tim Godwin, Kevin Sepriano (acoustic guitar)
Flaco Jiménez (accordion, guest appearance)
Jerry Laseter (electric guitar, producer)
Jim Lauderdale (guest vocals, harmony vocals)
Mike Murphy (strings, string arrangements)
Don Reed (fiddle, strings)
Tanya Tucker (lead vocals)
Darrin Vincent (harmony vocals)
Rhonda Vincent (guest vocals, harmony vocals)
Peter Gayle Williams (drums)

Tanya Tucker's 'My Turn' (Saguaro Road Records, 2009) consisted of twelve cover versions of country music standards which were originally recorded entirely by male artists.

Tanya stated that she recorded the album to dedicate to her father, Beau Tucker, stating: 'I picked the songs my daddy (Beau Tucker) always wanted me to sing. This is really a tribute to him, because he was with me throughout my entire career. He's now with God above, but I know he’s watching over me still and loving these songs and this record'.

Tanya Tucker's 'My Turn' (Saguaro Road Records, 2009) reached No.27 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2009.

Terri Clark: 'Classic' (Bare Track / EMI Canada, 2012)

On Tuesday 13 November 2012, Terri Clark saw the release of 'Classic' (Bare Track / EMI Canada, 2012), which consisted of cover versions of songs which have played an important part in Terri's life; one of the covers was 'Delta Dawn' (written by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins), with a guest vocal from Tanya Tucker.

Tanya Tucker Awards

1972
Academy of Country Music Awards 'Top New Female Vocalist'

1973
Music City News Country 'Most Promising Female Artist of the Year'

1991
Country Music Association Awards 'Female Vocalist of the Year'

1993
Academy of Country Music Awards 'Video of the Year' for 'Two Sparrows in a Hurricane'

1994
CMT 'June Artist of the Month'

1995
Country Weekly's Golden Pick 'Tomorrow's Legend'

1997
CMT 'March Artist of the Month'

2002
CMT's '40 Greatest Women of Country Music' (Ranking - No.20)

Grammy Award Nominations
1973
'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for 'Delta Dawn' (nominated)

1975
'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for 'Would You Lay with Me (in a field of stone)' (nominated)

1981
'Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group' for 'Dream Lover' (a duet with Glen Campbell) (nominated)

1988
'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for 'Love Me Like You Used To' (nominated)

1989
'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for 'Strong Enough to Bend' (nominated)

1992
'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for 'Down to My Last Teardrop' (nominated)

1993
'Best Country Collaboration with Vocals' for 'Tell Me About It' (a duet with Delbert McClinton) (nominated)

1994
'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for 'Soon' (nominated)
'Best Country Collaboration with Vocals' for 'Romeo' (nominated)

On Tuesday 17 March 2015, Tanya Tucker announced that she was preparing for a new tour and a new album release later in the year.


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