Tanya Tucker Latest Inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame
“Country music’s claiming their wild child,” said Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young at the start of Sunday night’s three-hour event at Nashville’s CMA Theater. This was in reference to new inductee Tanya Tucker, one of the genre’s top-selling artists.
Tucker, who had her first hit, “Delta Dawn,” at the young age of 13, was one of the few artists to seamlessly transition from child stardom to adult stardom without losing her audience. She was a millionaire before she even turned eighteen, churning out hit after hit throughout her teens and into adulthood. Though her career saw many ups and downs, as did her personal life, Rolling Stone named her one of the 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time in 2017.
In addition to Tucker, songwriter Bob McDill and iconic performer Patty Loveless were also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 22.