During her nearly 45-year career as a country music legend, which began when she was a teenager, Tucker has garnered many chart-topping hits, awards and magazine covers. She was just 13 when her song “Delta Dawn” became a hit and her long career has been full of plenty of highs and lows and more than a few high-profile romances.
Her collection includes saddles, memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, and clothing featuring lots of sequins and fringe. Over the course of the summer, 1,000 of Tucker’s items will be auctioned off in two additional auctions. Current listings gathering the most bids include A 1970s vintage custom suit made by Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors of North Hollywood, California. The ensemble in a yellow wool with a multi-colored embroidered Native American motif with Swarovski crystal rhinestones is up to over $1,600. Also of note is a star-spangled dress Tucker wore to the Republican National Convention in 1980 where she sang the national anthem with Glen Campbell.
A percentage of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related problems. The organization was founded by singer-songwriter, Victoria Williams.
Of her decision to back Sweet Relief , according to an article published by Music Row, Tucker said: “A few years ago I went through a difficult surgery on my vocal cords. Fortunately I was in a position to get the specialized care necessary to continue my career, but not everyone is in this position. This is one reason why I’m extremely excited to be working with EBTH to support Sweet Relief Musicians Fund with a percentage of the sale proceeds.”