Tanya Denise Tucker, 10 October 1958, Seminole, Texas, USA. Tuckers father, Beau, a construction worker, and her mother, Juanita, encouraged her fledgling musical talents. Her early years were spent in Wilcox, Arizona, before moving to Phoenix in 1967. Her father booked her to perform with visiting country stars on stage at local fairs. Never one to consider that some songs might be too old for her, she was singing You Aint Woman Enough before she was 13. The family moved to St. George, Utah, and her mother impressed the producer of the Robert Redford movie Jeremiah Johnson, which led to Tucker (and her horse!) being featured. To further their daughters career, they moved to Las Vegas, where Beau financed a demo tape. In 1972 Tucker was signed to Columbia Records in Nashville by producer Billy Sherrill, although she disliked his choice of song - The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA, later a hit for Donna Fargo. Subsequently,...
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