Country music superstar Tanya Tucker returns to the showroom at the Orleans Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $44.95, $54.95 and $64.95 (plus tax) are available by calling the Orleans showroom at (702) 365-7075.
Tanya had her first country hit in 1972, when she was just 13 years old. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience. During the course of her career, she notched a remarkable streak of Top 10 and Top 40 hits.
Born in Seminole, Texas, much of Tanya’s childhood was spent moving throughout the Southwest as her father pursued construction jobs. In 1969, her family moved to Las Vegas, where she regularly performed. Eventually, she recorded “Delta Dawn,” a song she heard Bette Midler sing on The Tonight Show. Released in the spring of 1972, the song became an instant hit, peaking at number six on the country charts.
Her second single, “Love’s the Answer,” also became a Top 10 hit later in 1972. Her third single, “What’s Your Mama’s Name,” became her first No. 1 hit in the spring of 1973. In 1978, Tanya decided to radically change her image and cross over to rock with her T.N.T. album. Despite the controversy over the record and its sexy cover, it went gold the following year.
Tanya has also put her life experiences down on paper, in her autobiography, Nickel Dreams (Hyperion). The book takes an honest look at her life.
She is also the youngest woman in pop or country history to have made a boxed set of her music available to the public.