The Kid's Got Talent Program Feat. Brenda Lee, Tanya Tucker, And Marty Stuart

The Kid's Got Talent at the Country Music Hall of Fame
February 20, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

This appeared in the Nashville Scene - February 17, 2010

Stars by the time they were teenagers, Brenda Lee, Tanya Tucker and Marty Stuart helped change the face of country music. A Georgia native, Lee came to prominence in the late '50s under the guidance of producer Owen Bradley and went on score massive hits such as “I'm Sorry."

With her big, raucous voice and crossover success, Lee opened the door for Tucker, a Texan whose early-'70s hits introduced wanton sexuality to country — which needed the infusion. Tucker's version of David Allan Coe's “Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)" still sounds febrile after all these years, and she continued to have hits into the '90s.

Meanwhile, Stuart — born the same year as Tucker — grew up dreaming of country glory in Mississippi, and he got it. An amazing instrumentalist and visionary bandleader, he's also known for his massive collection of country artifacts. Expect some great stories.

By Edd Hurt

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