She was just 8 years old when she announced to her family she wanted to be a Country singer. It wasn’t many years later, Tanya Tucker became a household name as, “Delta Dawn” climbed the charts.
She chose “Delta Dawn” as her debut single because she had seen Bette Midler sing it on the tonight show. The song she turned down, became a top hit for Donna Fargo, “Happiest Girl in the Whole USA”.
Tucker later said she “thanked God for that song”, or she may have been a “rodeo queen or something”.
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