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Tanya Tucker Wins First Grammys, 47 Years After First Nomination

Tanya Tucker Wins First Grammys, 47 Years After First Nomination

Country music legend Tanya Tucker picked up her first two wins at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The 61-year-old singer won for best country song for “Bring My Flowers Now” and best country album for “While I’m Livin’.”

“After 50 years in this business, I have a few firsts left,” said Tucker in a speech. “I can’t believe it.”

Tucker took the first win alongside co-writer Brandi Carlile, who said sharing the Grammy with Tucker is a “great honor of my life.”

“No matter how old you are, never stop following your dreams,” said Tucker.

Tucker was first nominated for a Grammy in 1973 for her breakout hit “Delta Dawn.” Prior to this year, she’d been nominated 10 times, but hadn’t won an award. Her last nominations came in 1994. “While I’m Livin’,” which generated three nominations in all this year,

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