Rolling Stone reports on the nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards that were announced Wednesday morning, with Tanya Tucker leading among country performers and Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, and Dan + Shay all picking up multiple nominations in the country categories.
Tucker’s 2019 album While I’m Livin’ was a big favorite for voters, earning the singer a Best Country Album nomination. The album’s centerpiece, “Bring My Flowers Now,” found its way into multiple fields, including Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, a nomination Tucker shares with her co-writers Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth, and Phil Hanseroth. “Bring My Flowers Now” also received an all-genre nomination for Song of the Year, where it will compete with entries including Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” Taylor Swift’s “Lover,” and Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.”
Tanya Tucker hit the country music scene by storm in the early 1970’s as a teenager with the smash hit “Delta Dawn.” She is a contemporary of Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton but has had some comeback hits over the years, most notably in the mid-1980’s. The sixty-one-year-old artist says that she was surprised to learn of the multiple Grammy nominations this year.
Tucker has had fourteen Grammy nominations in her career, but no wins to date.