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Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker in 1973
Background information
Birth name Tanya Denise Tucker
Born (1958-10-10) October 10, 1958 (age 58)
Seminole, Texas, U.S.
Genres Country, Outlaw country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, acoustic guitar
Years active 1972–present
Labels Tuckertime, Liberty, Capitol Nashville, Arista. MCA, Columbia, Saguaro Road
Associated acts LaCosta Tucker

Well, I don't throw things. This particular night I brought one from the floor so to speak, and he ended up getting a cut over his head, and the police came, took him to another side of the hotel, and that was like September 6, 1981.
Tanya Tucker
I have an unending desire to be better and make myself a better person, better mother.
Tanya Tucker
We've got great fans that rock and roll won't have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever.
Tanya Tucker
There's no way to be able to tell what it's like to be a country singer until you're walking in the shoes.
Tanya Tucker
Well, you know, certain – for one reason, I think that the intervention process is a good process for most people, but for me, it just looked like a bunch of my friends trying to get back at me and sit around taking jabs at me, you know, when I couldn't defend myself.
Tanya Tucker
It's a good question, because to be believable is the only way that you could be successful.
Tanya Tucker
Elvis was a big influence to my music, but Loretta Lynn was, as well.
That's the era we grew up in. It's weak to go to a psychiatrist.
It's so funny because I listen to songs that I recorded that I didn't really know anything about at the time. Later on I'm starting to feel the songs. Sing them first, feel them later.
Tanya Tucker
I don't think I was really addicted. I used it as a party tool.
I do enjoy making videos, even though they are long days and very hard work.
Tanya Tucker
I don't know what keeps me going. Sometimes I wonder… I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.
Tanya Tucker
I really like Alan Jackson, in Country Music. I think he's really very, very talented along with George Jones, and Merle Haggard, the same old favorites.
Tanya Tucker
At one point, I didn't get out of bed for, I think, three months, and I went down to the bottom of the hill one day and I had to call somebody to get me to come back up – come pick me up because I couldn't physically walk up the hill.
Tanya Tucker
Words are not even within me. They're not in my vocabulary to really express the kind of feeling that I had.
Tanya Tucker
Jeff Bodine was saying that when he gets depressed, that he cleans house.
I'd like to do a Christmas album. I've never done a Christmas album.
Tanya Tucker
I would much rather be a better mother or better human being than I would be a singer. Fortunately for me singing makes me a living.
Tanya Tucker

But the main thing is that medication, too, is not all the help.
Everybody has problems.
The more people told me that, you know, wow, you should be so blessed. Don't you feel blessed? And you have all this – mansion and all these beautiful things. And I said, you know – the more they told me that, the more depressed I got.
Tanya Tucker
If the Cowboys and Titans ain't playing, I'm not interested.
And as long as people want to hear me sing, I don't know why I'd retire.
Tanya Tucker
You know, as any parent will say, you know, life happens.
He does all research now, but he put me on some medication, Zoloft, and, I tell you what, a lot of people have had pros and cons about it, but it was my wonder drug.
Tanya Tucker
The best thing is being able to perform in front of people and to express my feelings, whatever they may be at the time. Just to be able to make the world a happier place to be.
Tanya Tucker
By the time I get done with my fans and my music and my kids and my family and my fiance and my horses, well, they suffer too, but, I don't really have much time left to do anything else.
Tanya Tucker
When I was younger, I thought about retiring.
We live on a 500-acre ranch, beautiful ranch.
But the main thing is that medication, too, is not all the help.