At age 61, Tanya Tucker has won the first two 2020 Grammy Awards of her career, 48 years after her first hit at age 13.
Tucker won the best country album Sunday during the pre-broadcast ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles for “While I’m Livin’,” her first album of original material in 17 years.
She likewise won the best country song for “Bring My Flowers Now,” which is additionally nominated for overall song of the year, to be displayed during the main broadcast later Sunday.
Tucker was a 13-year-old nation child prodigy when her 1972 melody “Delta Dawn” became a huge hit.
Her recordings became progressively scanty during that years as she experienced career and individual battles, and a year ago’s “While I’m Livin'” represented the greatest of a few comeback endeavors.
Tucker has been nominated for Grammys 14 times.
Tucker is still youthful contrasted with the champ of the other significant country Grammy, 86-year-old Willie Nelson, who brought home the best country solo performance for “Ride Me Back Home.” It was Nelson’s ninth Grammy.