Meet Country Music Legend Tanya Tucker's Three Grown-Up Children, Who Are Also Musicians

Edduin Carvajal
Oct 14, 2019
07:00 P.M.

Country music singer Tanya Tucker, who has been an important member of the industry since she was only 13 years old, has three grown-up children who are also musicians.


Tanya is one of the very few artists who can say that she didn’t lose her audience during her transition from a child performer to adulthood. Her first song, “Delta Dawn,” was released in May 1972 when she was 13 years old.

In Tanya’s family, music runs in their blood.

Tanya Tucker on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee | Source: Getty Images

Tanya Tucker on June 05, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee | Source: Getty Images


Tanya Tucker’s early career

It was so good that it peaked at number six on the country charts and even got into the pop charts. Soon later, she became a sensation, especially for her age and her outstanding singing skills.

Her second single, “Love’s the Answer,” also reached the Top Ten in the country charts later in 1972, proving that she was more than a one-hit wonder.


Her transition into adulthood

In the spring of 1973, Tanya released her third single, “What’s Your Mama’s Name,” which became her first number-one hit. She kept releasing songs that peaked number one in charts, and she was eventually recognized as a major star.

Her transition to adulthood was somehow dramatic as she radically changed her image in 1978, a few months after she turned 18. To do so, she released a rock album titled “TNT.”


Even though it was controversial due to the sexy pose on the cover, it went gold the following year. In the 80s and 90s, Tanya Tucker kept releasing hit singles and albums despite going through some periods with low sales.

As per her romantic life, the musician has been involved with various entertainers, including Merle Haggard, Andy Gibb, and Don Johnson.


Her romantic life

One of her most notable relationships was with Glen Campbell. They were together between 1980 and 1981, and, during that period, they recorded a few songs, including “Dream Lover.”

Years later, she got romantically involved with actor Ben Reed. Together, they had two children: daughter Presley Tanita, born in July 1989, and son Beau “Grayson,” born in October 1991.


Tanya and Nashville musician Jerry Laseter have had an on-again-off-again relationship for years. In 1997, they got engaged but never married. In 1999, they got engaged again but, due to her busy schedule, they never tied the knot.

In a July 2000 interview, the singer admitted that they had not picked a date because they wanted to get married in October, but she was busy most of the month. Layla LaCosta, Tanya and Jerry’s daughter, was born in June 1999.


Her children are pursuing a music career

In Tanya’s family, music runs in their blood as her three children are great musicians trying to make names for themselves in the industry.

Presley, for instance, has been part of a band called Reverie Lane for a few years already. As shown in its Facebook profile, they have a busy schedule with some performances in the US, England, and Canada.


Grayson, on the other hand, is not as popular as his sister, but he has also been involved in the music industry, primarily as a guitar player. He also helps his mother with her shows.


Layla, the youngest sibling, is also a great musician and guitar player whose career just started. She has performed in a couple of restaurants, leaving nothing but good impressions behind.


Her latest album

Earlier this year, Tanya made headlines when she released her new album titled “While I’m Livin’.” One of the most intriguing aspects of the record is that it is the first one in 17 years containing original material.

Like most of her albums, “While I’m Livin” is co-written by Brandi Carlile. Phil and Tim Hanseroth also participated in it. Shooter Jennings, a big-time country music producer, worked on the album, as well.


About her time working with Brandi, Tanya said:

“I just love her. She was like my shadow when we were in the studio. Every time I turned around, she was there.”

She also admitted that Shooter was the person who brought all of them together and that she has known him since he was a baby. At the moment, the 61-year-old singer is still active in the industry, performing in shows all over the US.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Loretta Lynn 'Never Knew Where Babies Came From' until It Happened to Her

April 08, 2022

Billy Joel Is Happily Married to 4th Wife Who Is 33 Years His Junior & the Mom of His Youngest Kids

March 08, 2022

Loretta Lynn Fought for Her Beloved Husband Though He Called Other Women into Their Bed

October 04, 2022

Loretta Lynn Gave Birth at 16 — She Felt 'Sorry' for Her Twins & 2 of Her 6 Kids Died Unexpectedly

October 04, 2022

Billy Ocean Turned 72 Recently - Meet His Wife Judy Who He Has Been Married to for 43 Years

January 25, 2022

Gwen Stefani Found True Love with Blake Shelton after She Faced Infidelity

January 27, 2022

Martina McBride Cried on Shoulder of Man Living in a Warehouse, Not Knowing He Would Be Her Husband for Decades

May 18, 2022

Celine Dion's Spouse 'Started to Cry' during Their 1st Meeting — Her Mom Was against Their Marriage

May 12, 2022

Alan Thicke from 'Growing Pains' Left behind a Widow When He Passed Away — Meet Tanya

February 28, 2022

Doug Davidson Wed ‘Y&R’ Co-star 38 Years Ago & They Have 2 Kids - Meet the Actor’s Family

February 25, 2022

Barbra Streisand's Mother Never Said She Loved Her & Was Jealous of Daughter's Success

March 13, 2022

Jon Bon Jovi Has Been Married to His Wife for 33 Years and Is a Proud Father of 4

March 01, 2022

Reba McEntire’s 1st Husband Divorced His Previous Wife after Their 1st Kiss - Inside Her 2 Rocky Marriages

January 27, 2022

Inside Kenny Rogers’ Lavish Mansion Where He Spent Last Years Raising Twins With 28-Year-Younger Wife

May 07, 2022