Tanya Tucker was born Oct. 10, 1958 in Seminole, Texas. She was a country sensation at the tender age of 13 with her debut single "Delta Dawn" which she followed with her first No. 1 "What's Your Mama's Name?" Still a child, she appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and released a string of No. 1 hits-"Lizzie and the Rainman," "San Antonio Stroll," and "Here's Some Love."
Her star burned long and bright and then began to fade. Being the tough Texan that she is, Tucker came back in 1986, stronger than ever with the album Girls Like Me. The album produced four Top 10 singles. In 1988, she was back on top of the charts with three No. 1 songs including "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love."
A long career was validated in 1991 when Tucker won the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year Award. The early 1990s brought eight consecutive Top 10 singles including "Down to my Last Teardrop," "(Without You) What Do I Do with Me," "and "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane."
In 1997, she told her life story in her autobiography Nickel Dreams; the same year she released the album Complicated. When she and Capitol Records parted ways, she released Tanya on her own label in 2002. She and her children starred in the reality show Tuckerville in 2005 on The Learning Channel. In 2009, she released the album My Turn, which featured her versions of 12 country standards, including "Ramblin' Fever," and "Oh, Lonesome Me."