Many country singers would give anything to have a hit like Tanya Tucker‘s “Delta Dawn” in their repertoire. But the crazy thing about Tucker’s discography isn’t just that she repeated the success of “Delta Dawn” over and over again: It’s that her career kicked off with that song when she was just 13 years old.
Tucker never gave anyone the chance to accuse her of being a child star or a one-hit wonder: She started with “Delta Dawn” and never really stopped. Since her 1972 debut, she has released 25 studio albums — including 2019’s While I’m Livin’ – that have resulted in dozens of crossover hits, awards nominations and wins, and songs that have become enduring classics.
From her pure country beginnings to her adult contemporary years (and everything in between), The Boot scoured Tucker’s song list to come up with her 10 best tunes. Scroll on to see our picks.