October 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Tanya Tucker!

Tanya Tucker is one of those legends who has been part of the country music landscape for as long as I can remember. Today's her birthday and I thought it would be appropriate to give her a shout out here on Southern Belle Simple. In the video below, a 14-year old Tucker sings her first hit, "Delta Dawn," on Hee-Haw.

It's an iconic tune, but my favorite of her songs is the 1988 "Strong Enough to Bend." I love the lyrics below...

When you start thinkin' that you know it all
Big wind blows and a branch will fall
When you say "hey this job takes two"
We can sway with the wind till the skies turns blue 
Sway with the wind till the skies turn blue

Like a tree out in the backyard
That never has been broken by the wind
Our love will last forever
If we're strong enough to bend 

Ms. Tanya, I hope you have a wonderful birthday!