Tanya Tucker Celebrates Birthday in Downtown Nashville

Tanya Tucker, along with close friends and others, stayed until the wee hours of Thursday morning (Oct. 11) at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in downtown Nashville to celebrate her 49th birthday. For more than an hour, Tucker performed a string of her hits, including “Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone),” “Some Kind of Trouble,” “Love Me Like You Used To,” “Texas (When I Die)” and many more. Daughters Presley and Layla both joined their mother on stage during the evening. Sonny West, Elvis Presley’s close friend and former bodyguard, was also in attendance. He said he’s been friends with Tanya for years and met her through Elvis. “She just loved Elvis,” he said.