Tanya Tucker, a country music icon since first recording Alex Harvey’s classic Delta Dawn in 1972 while still a teenager, has signed with APA Nashville.  Though she took time off these past few years to raise her children, the legendary songstress is now prepping to hit the road once again with a new tour and new music.  Slated for release later this year, the new tracks will be included in her first album since 2009’s My Turn.

Since her 1972 debut, Tucker has enjoyed an incredible career that garnered her four Platinum albums, eight Gold albums, and hits such as “The Jamestown Ferry,” “Down To My Last Teardrop,” and “Soon.”  In 1991, after almost two decades in the business, the CMA rightfully recognized her unique talents with Female Vocalist of the Year.

“I’ve taken a few years off and it is time to get back on the road,” said Tucker.  “I am really excited to perform all the hits that the fans love so much, and sing a few new songs that I have been working on.”

Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville, knows just what his company has in Tanya Tucker – and he’s ready to bring that blend of music and personality to the masses once more.

“We are so delighted to be working with Tanya Tucker once again,” said Lassiter. “She is simply one of those artists that is an American original – where you don’t have to doubt who it is when you’re listening to her.  The fans have always been responsive to her live show, so this is nothing but a win-win for everyone concerned.”

Tour dates will be announced soon.