Tanya Tucker Suddenly Postpones Two Upcoming Concerts

”My doctors advised me to rest, so I have made the difficult decision to reschedule these shows,” she said.


Lauren Jo Black

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January 18, 2023


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Tanya Tucker has issued a statement to fans after being forced to reschedule two of her upcoming concerts after falling ill. 

The “Delta Dawn” singer took to social media to share the unfortunate news with fans on Wednesday (Jan. 18) afternoon. 

“To my friends in Iowa and Arkansas: I am fighting an infection that has knocked me down, but I’m slowly but surely getting better,” she began. 

She went on to tell her fans that her physicians told her to slow down, so she had to pull the plug on a pair of concerts.

”My doctors advised me to rest, so I have made the difficult decision to reschedule these shows. Love, Tanya.”

Tucker was scheduled to appear in Davenport, Iowa at Rhythm City Casino Resort on January 19 and in Forrest City, Arkansas at East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center on January 21. According to the statement she shared on social media, those shows have now been rescheduled for March 24 and March 25, respectively. 

Tanya Tucker; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Tanya Tucker; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Earlier this month, Tucker performed her new single, “Ready As I’ll Never Be” during the 134th Rose Parade Presented by Honda in Pasadena, CA. The country hitmaker arrived in style sitting atop a Black Friesian horse before taking to Colorado Boulevard in front of The Mansion Entertainment Group float, which is the final float in the iconic parade.

“So gather around now (Oooh) / It’s time to sing / It’s bittersweet (Oooh) but it’s hell of a silver lining / I tell the same old stories / Young at your wings / And I get better every time I kiss a weathered cheek / And watch doves fly Sooner than me / I guess I’m ready, all ready as I’ll never be,“ Tucker sang on the tune’s chorus, which was co-written by Tucker and Carlile.

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Lainey Wilson, Grace Kinstler, Fitz & The Tantrums and more also performed during The Rose Parade, which is also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade. The parade, which takes place in California, marks the start of the Rose Bowl Game and is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition that draws in millions of viewers around the world. 

“Ready As I’ll Never Be” appears in her film, The Return Of Tanya Tucker Featuring Brandi Carlile, which was released on October 21, 2022 to select theaters.

The film takes viewers inside Tucker’s return to the spotlight alongside Carlile and shines a light on the country music icon’s humble beginnings in a single-wide trailer in Seminole, Texas. 

Upon its release, the captivating documentary was honored with the Audience Award at South by Southwest Film Festival. It was also nominated at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards for Best Music Documentary.

Tanya Tucker recently starred in the movie “A Nashville Country Christmas,” which exclusively premiered on Paramount Network. Tucker appeared alongside Keith Carradine, Ana Ortiz, and Olivia Sanabia. 

“It’s amazing that after 50 years in this business, I get to see my dreams become reality! And being part of A Nashville Country Christmas is definitely one of them. I’ve always wanted to do more acting, and it was a gift from the good Lord when this role came along. I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the movie this season,” Tucker shared ahead of the film’s debut.

Tanya Tucker released her 25th studio album, While I’m Livin’, in 2019. The project marked her first collection of new music in nearly 20 years and earned her a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album and the GRAMMY for Best Country Song for the track “Bring My Flowers Now.” 

These two GRAMMY wins took place in 2020, 47 years after her first GRAMMY nomination. 

“After 50 years in this business, I have a few firsts left,” Tucker said in her acceptance speech. “I can’t believe it.”

She went on to encourage others to never give up. 

Tanya Tucker; Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Tanya Tucker; Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

“No matter how old you are, never stop following your dreams,” she shared. 

Tanya Tucker’s next scheduled tour date is set for Saturday, February 4 at the Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

In mid-February, Tucker will join Wynonna Judd for select dates of The Judds Final Tour. 

Click HERE for a full list of Tanya Tucker’s upcoming tour dates.  

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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.