'Forever An Outlaw': Tanya Tucker's 'Groundbreaking' Voice Takes Spotlight

By Kelly Fisher

November 16, 2023

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Tanya Tucker showed that she’s “forever an outlaw,” when she took the stage during a first-ever TV special spotlighting trailblazing women in music on Wednesday evening (November 15). Tucker and Godmother of Soul Patti LaBelle were honored during the inaugural CMT SMASHING GLASS: A Celebration of the Groundbreaking Women of Music. The genre-spanning event also remembered three late legends: Aretha Franklin, Sinead O’Connor  and Tina Turner.

Tucker, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last month, took the stage to perform “Bring My Flowers Now” during the special. Her stunning rendition of the 2019 ballad was one of a few performances in her honor, along with Chris Janson’s “It’s A Little Too Late” and Clint Black’s “Texas (When I Die).”

“Wow!!!! What an amazing night!!!” Tucker gushed as she celebrated her “beautiful honor” in an Instagram post on Thursday (November 16). “So grateful for all of the love and support. ❤️🎶✨”

The star-studded CMT SMASHING GLASS: A Celebration of the Groundbreaking Women of Music special honoring LaBelle and Tucker also included Amber Riley, Billie Jean King, Chris JansonClint BlackFancy Hagood, Mickey GuytonLedisiLucie SilvasSheryl Crow and The War & Treaty. Watch Tucker’s performance here:

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