It’s been 44 years since the 13-year-old Tanya Tucker released “Delta Dawn” and became a country star, practically overnight.
And in all the years since that 1972 debut, Tucker has never stopped collecting the treasures that now make up her vast collection of memorabilia.
In a new auction from Everything but the House, Tucker will be parting with some personal belongings, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, keepsakes from iconic performances, collectible home decor and more. All for a very worthy cause — Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
“A few years ago, I went through a difficult surgery on my vocal cords,” Tucker said in a press release. “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.
“I have spent my life collecting these treasures. I look forward to others having the opportunity to enjoy them as much as I have.”
Some of the 500 curated items up for auction include a 1970’s “Delta Dawn” jumpsuit, an Azzedine Alaïa black leather bustier and fringed mini skirt, a 1975 custom Nudie suit, a Fernando Wang beaded and fringed couture gown, a pink 1992 Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle and a special memento from the Fort Worth police department.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund 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.
Bidding is underway at EBTH.com. The sale closes Saturday (June 25) at 7 p.m. CT.