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Country Singer Tanya Tucker Grows Up on the Road

Tucker became a star at 13 years old with the chart-topping song "Delta Dawn." Since then she has had countless other hit songs, grammy nominations, and in 1991 was voted the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year. But her success has not been without it's low points, such as problems with drug and alcohol abuse and controversy over the "mature" lyrics she sang as a teenager. She writes about her experiences in her new autobiography "Nickel Dreams" (Hyperion) and has just released her 30th CD "Complicated" (Capitol Nashville).


Other segments from the episode on April 3, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 3, 1996: Interview with Tanya Tucker; Interview with Kem Nunn.


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