Country star Tanya Tucker is a defining voice of country music and a modern day legend. She brought her legendary style to The Birchmere recently for a show, and I took these pictures!
Tanya was once described as “the wildest filly in country and western music,” who inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. Her style has proven to be timeless ever since she recorded her debut single “Delta Dawn,” at age 13. The single earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” and launched Tucker into the national spotlight during the beginning of her teenage years. Tanya is one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience.
Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Along the way, she has provided some of the biggest country music hits of each decade, including, “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble,” and “Texas (When I Die)” —- just to name a few. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs, and three CMT awards. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Tucker with the Cliffie Stone Icon Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors™.
Tanya recently returned from Europe where she attracted the largest crowd in the history of the 24th Annual Norsk Countrytreff Festival in Norway.
Thursday night at the Birchmere, Tanya and her amazing band performed a concert with great energy and joy, making it an unforgettable evening.
Her songs that night were:
Peaceful Easy Feeling
I’m On Fire / Ring of Fire
Stand By Your Man
South of Sober
Before The Rice Hits
Little To Late
Here are some pictures of Tanya Tucker performing at The Birchmere on Aug. 23, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of Chester Simpson.