Tanya Tucker Cancels Shows, Shares Update Following Emergency Surgery

The legendary Tanya Tucker says she is “doing well” after undergoing emergency hip surgery this week.  The GRAMMY-winning country star,…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 15, 2021


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The legendary Tanya Tucker says she is “doing well” after undergoing emergency hip surgery this week. 

The GRAMMY-winning country star, 62, revealed that her doctors recently discovered that she had a hip fracture and rushed her to surgery. Thankfully, the procedure was a success, however, she’s been forced to cancel a few upcoming appearances. 

“The operation went well and I’m on track for a speedy recovery,” Tucker wrote on her social media channels. “I’ll be at home healing for a few weeks, but can’t wait to get back out and see you as soon as I can. I LOVE y’all and a bad hip can’t keep me down!” 


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As she continues to recover the following dates have been cancelled from Tucker’s tour schedule: 

7/16 Country Thunder Wisconsin, Twin Lakes, WI

7/17 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Bayfield, WI

7/31 Sugar Creek Casino, Hinton, OK

Tanya Tucker’s GRAMMY-winning album, While I’m Livin,’ her first collection of new music in 17 years, is available now. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.