Tanya Tucker Wins First Two Grammy Honors

Tanya Tucker earned her very first two Grammy honors on Sunday night (Jan. 26). She earned Best Country Song for “Bring My Flowers Now,” as well as Best Country Album for While I’m Livin’.

“Bring My Flowers Now” was penned by Tucker alongside Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth. The song was the lead single from her album While I’m Livin’ produced by Carlile and Shooter Jennings.

“Thank you so much. After almost 50 years in this business, after many dreams, it’s unbelievable to me that I’d have a few first’s left,” Tucker said after taking the stage. “After 14 nominations, this is the first win.”

Tucker’s first Grammy nomination came in 1972, while she was still a teenager, and nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for “Delta Dawn.”

She thanked her management and public relations representatives, as well as her co-writers, before telling the audience, “No matter how young or old you are, never stop following your dreams. Keep going.”

Carlile added, “This is really Tanya’s moment and this is her song and this song is the story of her life. It is one of the great honors of my life to stand by her as she earns her first Grammy. At 61 years old, a woman in country music leading the way.”

Moments later, Tucker’s album While I’m Livin’ was named Best Country Album.

“Shooter Jennings get up here Buddy! Your daddy’s up there with mine right now and he’s really proud of us right now,” Tucker said. “There are no words to express how I feel right now.”

Tucker, Carlile, Phil and Tim Hanseroth were also nominated for overall Song of the Year (also for “Bring My Flowers Now”) at the 2020 Grammy ceremony (the honor went to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”).

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