Lee, Tucker, Stuart Talk About Ups And Downs Of Teen Stardom

This appeared in The Tennessean - February 16, 2010

Brenda Lee, Tanya Tucker and Marty Stuart will be talking about the pleasures and rigors of teen stardom on February 20. 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum event called The Kid's Got Talent: Child Stardom in the Music Business. The program is free to Museum members and included with Museum admission.

Lee starred on ABC's Ozark Jubilee show when she was 11, and four years later she hit No. 1 on the pop charts with "I'm Sorry." She wound up with a multifaceted career that has landed her in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tucker was 13 when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut, and she signed a million-dollar contract with MCA Records on her 16th birthday. She has charted with more than 50 country singles over the last four decades.

Stuart was not as recognized as the other two during his teen years, but he began touring as a professional musician when he was 12, and he joined bluegrass legend Lester Flatt's band when he was 13.

By Peter Cooper

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