Tanya Tucker has postponed several upcoming live performances following hospitalization for an upper respiratory infection. The “Delta Dawn” singer fell ill before a live date in South Dakota, where she was treated before returning home to Nashville. Dates for six canceled shows appear below.
“I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets and were looking forward to seeing us on the road,” said Tucker in a statement from her rep. “I just feel terrible, but I’ll get even worse if I don’t take care of myself. I love you all.”
Last year, the singer announced that she was working on a new album, her first since 2009’s My Turn. Speaking to Rolling Stone Country in 2014 at her Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit, she acknowledged that age may play a factor in how people view her new music, but she didn’t see that as a reason to hold back.
“It depends on what part of the river you’re on, what bridge you’re on,” she said. “I’ve burned a few and I’ve built a few. Someone told me one time that I’m part of the old that can hang with the new [artists]. ‘You just might be the bridge between the two: Tanya ‘The Bridge’ Tucker’ [Laughs].”
Earlier in 2016, Tucker was presented with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music for her bold song choices and willingness to address complicated issues. She was presented with the honor at the ACM Honors, held in Nashville in late August. Among her more than 50 top 40 hits are smashes such as “Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone),” “Texas (When I Die)” and “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane.”
Tanya Tucker’s postponed dates:
Oct. 7 – Watertown, SD @ Dakota Sioux Casino
Oct. 11 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan @ the Living Sky Casino
Oct. 12 – Whitecap, Saskatchewan @ Dakota Dunes Casino
Oct. 14 – Fort Hall, ID @ Fort Hall Casino
Oct. 15 – Pendleton, OR @ Wildhorse Resort
Oct. 16 – Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Casino