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Tanya Tucker wants fans to stay safe Memorial Day weekend

Published May 21, 2015
Country Music Artist Tanya Tucker recently partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a public service announcement encouraging her fans to wear their life jackets.  She had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of Top 10 and Top 40 hits.

Country Music Artist Tanya Tucker recently partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a public service announcement encouraging her fans to wear their life jackets. She had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of Top 10 and Top 40 hits.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2015) -- Country Music Legend and Hall of Fame Artist Tanya Tucker is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this Memorial Day weekend to encourage her fans to be safe on the water and to wear a life jacket. 

Tucker is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  She was the Top New Female Vocalist as a teenager in 1972 and first female country artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in 1974. 

Her 1986 album, Girl Like Me, featured four Top Ten hits, including the number one “Just Another Love.” She enjoyed a long run of success on Capitol (and sister label Liberty), with a string of Top Ten hits through 1997, including three consecutive number ones, “I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love,” “If It Don’t Come Easy,” and “Strong Enough to Bend.”

"Tanya Tucker is simply an icon in the world of country music entertainment," said Bill Peoples, Nashville District chief of Public Affairs.  "She really wanted to do this public service announcement because she really cares so much for her fans, and she doesn't want them to get hurt when they're out on the lakes just trying to have fun.  We thank her for helping us to get the word out that water safety is important and that everyone should wear a life jacket when out on Corps lakes."