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Tanya Tucker Speaks Out After Canceling Another String of Shows Amid Surgery Recovery

by Clayton Edwards
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Tanya Tucker had emergency hip replacement surgery in mid-July. The joint had been bothering her for some time. Then, the doctors discovered a hip fracture and wanted her under the knife as soon as possible. As a result, she had to cancel her tour dates in early August. However, she planned to be back on the road before the end of the month. Unfortunately, that won’t happen.

Yesterday, the country icon took to social media to announce more show cancelations. In the post, Tanya Tucker penned an apologetic message to her fans. Then, said that she had to cancel the rest of her August concerts.

Those dates include her shows scheduled for the 18th and 19th in New York, as well as her shows on the 21st and 26th in Virginia. Additionally, Tanya Tucker canceled her shows on the 27th in Cherokee, North Carolina as well as her appearance at Railbird Festival on the 29th.

Tanya Tucker shared a promotional photo for her current Bring My Flowers Now Tour with an apologetic message for fans. She started the message with, “Hey y’all, I’m sorry to say, but I haven’t been given the green light to travel and perform just yet.”

The “Delta Dawn,” singer went on to say that her doctor wants her to continue with physical therapy so that they’re sure she’s fully recovered. Before signing off, Tanya Tucker said that she hopes to see her fans on the road in September.

Tanya Tucker Reportedly Working on a New Album

Tanya Tucker announced that she was working on a new album back in February. However, she wasn’t making new music on her own. She enlisted the assistance of both Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings to pen her new songs.

She hasn’t dropped a new studio album since 2019’s While I’m Livin’, so it is safe to assume that the aforementioned project is still in the works.

While I’m Livin’ played a big part in Tanya Tucker teaming up with Carlile and Jennings. They produced Tucker’s 2019 record. During that process, the trio really gelled as a team. So, Tucker is making her next outing a collaborative effort.

Tanya Tucker compared working with Brandi and Shooter to her previous partnership with producer Billy Sherrill. In both partnerships, they recorded albums live with no overdubs. So, the fans are getting Tucker’s music in its purest form.

Making music and having people hear it are at the top of Tanya Tucker’s priority list. She told Rolling Stone, “All I want, all I’ve ever wanted, was just the opportunity to be heard.” She went on to say that she didn’t want to be “closed off,” or categorized. Instead, the country legend wants everyone to hear her tunes. She knows that not everyone will like her material. However, there are plenty who will.

When it comes to fans, Tanya Tucker said, “I’m greedy. I just want the opportunity to gather up some more fans. The more I have, the better I like it.”

Right now, Tanya Tucker has a legion of fans who are hoping and praying that she is healed up enough by September to hit the road.