Tanya Tucker Sings While Riding A Horse On Opry Stage

Tanya Tucker Sings While Riding A Horse On Opry Stage | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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Tanya Tucker knows how to make an entrance! The “Delta Dawn’ singer appeared on the Grand Ole Opry Friday night and made history with her stage entrance.

Tucker, 64, closed out the Opry by riding her horse onto the stage during Friday night’s live show. The singer was on-hand to promote her newly-released album, Sweet Western Sound. In the true spirit of the album, Tucker made sure that her album and Opry appearance were memorable as she sat atop her horse and sang “Kindness,” a cut from the new project.

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In true legend style, Tucker’s entrance also made Opry history as she became the first person in 97 years to ever ride a horse on stage at the beloved institution.


Tucker’s Opry appearance came one day ahead of her tw0-night sold-out Ryman concerts series, the latest in a string of successes for the star who saw a career resurgence after coming out of semi-retirement.

Tanya Tucker was only 13 when she had her first hit single with “Delta Dawn.”

She is one of few country artists who can boast a five-decade-long career. In 2019, Tucker won her first Grammy awards. Her album, While I’m Livin’, won the Best Country Album trophy and “Bring My Flowers Now” from the album earned her a songwriting Grammy for Best Country Song.

In addition, Tucker will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year alongside Patty Loveless and Bob McDill.

Watch Tanya Tucker’s history-making Grand Ole Opry entrance in the clip below.

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