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Tanya Tucker talks new tour and illustrious country music career Special

Posted Apr 16, 2015 by Markos Papadatos
Award-winning country music star Tanya Tucker chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming tour and respected country music career.
Country star Tanya Tucker
Country star Tanya Tucker
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This marks the veteran singer's first time touring in three years. "I was off for about four years, and I didn't know that people loved me so much. I didn't know if I was going to do it since I lost both of my parents, so I need to work it out with myself. It's time to go out on the road and see the folks and sing some songs with them. I will go back through the years, share my memories, and hopefully make a few more," Tucker said.
Tucker continued, "I have had so many requests and so many people telling me that I need to be out there again because they really miss me, and that is flattering."
She noted that she would love to come back to New York someday and play on Long Island, especially in the summer-time. One of her fondest memories was playing at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury with fellow country crooner Travis Tritt. "I would love to come to Long Island. You guys are just getting spring down there. It's going to be beautiful," she said.
Another proud moment for Tucker was having her own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. "I don't know how other artists feel, but when they asked me to write my autobiography, I thought: 'I am not dead yet,'" she said with a sweet laugh. "It is actually wonderful and flattering. I am elated that they chose to pick me, and I hope that people enjoy the exhibit."
In 1974, at 15 yeas old, Tucker graced the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, which was "quite a deal" for the songstress. "Music really saved me, and the music is an education as well. It has been an incredible education in my life. I am looking forward to learning more," she said.
Her hit singles include such classic tunes as "The Jamestown Ferry," "Soon," "Texas (When I Die)," as well as "Delta Dawn," which turned her into a household name at the age of 13; moreover, country singer Gretchen Wilson's Grammy-winning single "Redneck Woman" pays homage to Tucker in its lyrics, and Tucker made a cameo in her music video. "When I first heard it, I thought it was going to be a hit, even without me. I love that she said something about me. I knew she was going to have a hit record. I worked out perfect that I did the video," Tucker said.
Each day, Tucker is motivated by her children, her pet dogs, as well as her dedicated fans. "My fans are my everything. Without them, I would be nothing. I would like to pick up a few more," she said.
For more information on veteran country star Tanya Tucker, check out her official Facebook page.