Fans who wanted to hear some good ole traditional country music at the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night (June 5) got their wish when Tanya Tucker hit the stage to sing her 1972 hit “Delta Dawn” with Brandi Carlile.
Introduced by Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild, Tanya kicked of the song singing with Brandi. But it was when her unmistakable raspy vocals took off on the first verse with the line, “She’s forty one and her daddy still calls her baby,” that the crowd began to cheer.
If that wasn’t enough, as the chorus began, out walked six of country music’s top female vocalists to join Tanya and Brandi for the tune. Carly Pearce, Deana Carter, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Lauren Alaina and Raelynn took girl power to a new level in support of the living legend.
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In just three short minutes, Tanya Tucker, complete with pink hair, showed country music just how it’s done.
Tanya is gearing up to release her new album, While I’m Livin’. The new album, co-produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, features seven original tracks as well as covers of Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me,” Waylon Jennings and David Lynn Jones’ “High Ridin’ Heroes,” and Josefus’ “Hard Luck.”
While I’m Livin’ is out Aug. 23.