Few months back, I had the pleasure of taking in a Terri Clark concert at the Hard Rock Rocksino. During her set, she performed a cover of “Delta Dawn,” made famous by her friend, country music legend Tanya Tucker. I’ve always been quite fond of Tucker’s music, and I recall that on said particular evening, I thought what a treat it might be to see Tanya perform live someday. She hadn’t toured in some time, but as luck would have it, a few months later she would be making a stop in Northfield, OH.
Of course, I made sure that I would be in attendance for this special acoustic night with Tanya Tucker. Who knows when I would get another chance! Before I go any further, go to Tanya Tucker’s profile here at BORN Country and look over her concert schedule. If she’s coming to a town near you, GET TICKETS NOW! The Rocksino house was fairly packed in comparison to other recent shows I had attended there.
Tucker made her way through her long list of country radio hits from “What’s Your Mama’s Name” of 1973, to “Strong Enough To Bend” of the 80’s and of course the line of hits from the 90’s like “It Won’t Be Me,” “It’s A Little Too Late” and “Little Things”. Being that country music of the 90’s is our specialty here at iwasBORNcountry.com, the highlight here was Tanya Tucker’s performance of my favorite hit, “Two Sparrows In A Hurricane”! It was absolutely beautiful as one would expect!
Another special treat that we experience at the Hard Rock Rocksino during Tanya’s set, were the fantastic range of covers that the legend performed. Whether it be a Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette or Glen Campbell song, everything was right on the money! A real stand out, though, was when Tanya performed the HECK out of “Desperado.”
Tanya began to wrap up her visit in the Cleveland, OH area with “Amazing Grace.” I’ve heard countless artists perform this beautiful song, but I feel pretty strongly in suggesting that this particular showing was the BEST I had ever experienced in a live concert setting. Period!!! This of course led into Tanya Tucker’s closing number; just a little song titled “Delta Dawn”! It always amazes me how a song can be so expected in an artists set, yet the roof still blows off when that first note hits! The place went wild and sang along with Tucker’s biggest song of her nearly 4 1/2 decade long career. What a scene it was!
Though I had been looking forward to this show for months in advance, I really had no idea what to expect. We haven’t heard new music from Tucker is quite awhile (yet something IS coming!) and she had taken quite a bit of time off of the road. As I stated early, head over the the Tanya Tucker page HERE and check out her tour schedule. If she is anywhere near you this year, GO! Do not hesitate! If she’s back in the Cleveland area, I’ll be there!