The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville this week announced a new exhibit focusing on the life and career of country superstar Tanya Tucker.
“Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend” will open Nov. 14 at the museum and run through May 2015.
Along with Brenda Lee before her and, later, LeAnn Rimes and Alison Krauss, Tucker is one of the few singers who made a significant impact on country music at a very young age. In Tucker’s case, she was only 13 years old when she first caught the ears of famed Nashville producer Billy Sherrill in 1972. But her rich husky voice, confidence and grown-up attitude turned her version of “Delta Dawn” into a major hit.
Written by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins (a former child star himself with rockabilly duo the Collins Kids), Tucker’s version of the song reached the country top 10 and earned Tucker a GRAMMY nomination. It also set the Seminole, Texas, native on a lifelong career on the country charts and in the commercial spotlight.