Tanya Tucker & Friends at the Ryman Auditorium
Tanya Tucker delivered a mesmerizing concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium that showcased her indelible hits like “Delta Dawn” and “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” and the new material on her album While I’m Livin’. She’ll headline the CMT Next Women of Country Tour, kicking off February 5th in Vienna, Virginia.
“The Female Elvis”
Tanya Tucker evoked her 40-plus year nickname of “The Female Elvis” with a dynamic performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
TT & JJ
Jamey Johnson was the first surprise guest of the evening, joing Tucker on “Don’t Believe My Heart Can Stand Another You.”
Classic-country vocalist Margo Price sang “Love Me Like You Used To” with Tucker.
Bring My Flowers Now
Fans threw bouquets on the stage following Tucker’s performance of the Grammy-nominated ballad “Bring My Flowers Now.”
Pair of Diamonds
Billy Joe Shaver was a surprise guest of Tucker’s, duetting with the fellow Texan on his song “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday).”
Tucker raved about the songwriting of actor Dennis Quaid, who appeared from the wings to sing his song “On My Way to Heaven.”
Tanya Tucker displayed a flair for the dramatic throughout the night, kneeling, kicking, and lifting her arms at the conclusion of her songs.
Achy Breaky Hearts
Tucker teased the crowd that she and her band were about to try something new, before starting “Achy Breaky Heart” with guest Billy Ray Cyrus.
High Ridin’ Heroes
Lee Ann Womack materialized halfway through “High Ridin’ Heroes,” a cowboy anthem highlight of Tucker’s ‘While I’m Livin” LP.
“Ridin’ My Thumb to Mexico” singer Johnny Rodriguez, who toured with Tucker early in her career, was another unexpected guest.
Many of the evening’s guests appeared for a show-closing “Delta Dawn” singalong, including Johnny Rodriguez, Billy Joe Shaver, and Lee Ann Womack.