Grammy Awards 2020: Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile Perform ‘Bring My Flowers Now’
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, which broadcasted live from the Los Angeles Staples center on Sunday (Jan. 26), featured a…
Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, which broadcasted live from the Los Angeles Staples center on Sunday (Jan. 26), featured a wealth of top-notch performances, including one from legendary country icon Tanya Tucker.
The “Delta Dawn” hitmaker took the stage alongside Brandi Carlile to sing her emotive single, “Bring My Flowers Now,” which earned her and her duet partner two Grammys heading into “Music’s Biggest Night.”
For her poignant performance, Tucker wore an elegant pantsuit decorated in black fringe and flower embroidery. Carlile, who donned a white suit and tie, meanwhile, played the piano, as Tucker showcased her signature gravel vocals on the song that reminds people to use their time wisely when it comes to loved ones.
“Bring my flowers now, while I’m livin’ / I won’t need your love when I’m gone / Don’t spend time, tears, or money on my old breathless body / If your heart is in them flowers, bring ’em on,” Tucker sang throughout the chorus of the song, which she wrote with Carlile, and Tim and Phil Hanseroth.
After the performance, Carlile took over the microphone and channeled into presenter mode to announce a Grammy category that featured much lighter material – Best Comedy Album.
“Bring My Flowers Now” appears as the closing track on Tucker’s current album, While I’m Livin,’ produced by Carlile and Shooter Jennings. The album won Tucker and Carlile a Grammy award for Best Country Album. “Bring My Flowers Now” also took the top prize for Best Country Song, and received nominations in categories for Best Country Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Tucker’s Grammy wins mark a first for her. Since the start of her career, she has been nominated 14 times.
Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.