Review: Outlaw country star gets the respect she deserves in ‘The Return of Tanya Tucker’ by David McCallum
Tanya Tucker has been a star in the entertainment world for more than half a century. She was born in Texas and graduated high school in Houston before attending college where she would eventually become a professor at Baylor University.
She is arguably one of Hollywood’s iconic country divas and the most celebrated female country singer of all time. She was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for almost two decades and was the recipient of several awards and honors over the years. She received her first of three star Academy Awards for the film In the Groom’s Suite. She was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for the film A Patch of Blue.
After leaving the Opry, she continued to pursue her musical career and released a slew of successful albums and released her autobiography in 2011.
She recently celebrated her fiftieth year on the pop-country music scene after having an original album release in the Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums. In her own words, she said:
I am fortunate to have been able to make this film [The Return of Tanya Tucker] — I’m so grateful to do the work I do. When it feels like all you can do is sing and do nothing, that’s when it’s time to do something and make something happen.
While I’ve come to know Tanya over the years, and I’ve seen her perform countless times, I had no idea about the personal and life-threatening injuries that she has endured. And while it’s a great, true story, this film gives a glimpse into her life and how she became one of America’s most beloved country stars.
The Return of Tanya Tucker tells the story of how Tanya Tucker’s voice changed from the start of her career. The film tells the fascinating story of how she went from the singer to the victim of domestic violence. While Tanya’s original autobiography is a great read, we wanted to focus on