Tanya Tucker Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

More than five decades after bursting on the country music scene as a precocious teenager, Tanya Tucker was at last inducted into the Country Music Hall of FameTucker was inducted alongside Patty Loveless and songwriter Bob McDill in a Medallion Ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Tucker, who was inducted by country stars Connie Smith and Brenda Lee, was also honored with three special tribute performances that included Country Music Hall of Famemembers Wynonna and Charlie McCoy performing “Delta Dawn,” Margo Price and Jessi Colter performing “It's a Little Too Late,” and Brandi Carlile performing “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane.”

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 22: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (L-R) Connie Smith, honoree, Tanya Tucker and Brenda Lee speak onstage during the Class of 2023 Medallion Ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 22, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

In her touching remarks, Tucker expressed her love for her family and the many friends in attendance affirming, “You’ve been through the ups and downs with me at different times in my life. Thank you for not giving up on me.” Regarding her long journey, she added, “Looking back on the past 52 years, it’s hard to make sense of it all. But if we lived in a world that made sense, and was logical, it would be a man who rode sidesaddle.”