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Roar of the Crowd: Tanya Tucker, OutlawIt’s Texas, Not TanyaAs a Texas music historian of more than fifty years, I was looking forward to the piece on Tanya Tucker by Emily McCullar [“The Outlaw,” October 2023]. But McCullar’s big bone of contention seems to be that the Nashville boys didn’t like Tucker’s wild “I’m my own woman, hear me roar” act. Nashville and the Country Music Machine out of Tennessee have always ignored Texas artists, gender be damned. It took the Country Music Hall of Fame until 1996 to induct Ray Price, the man who almost single-handedly saved country music in the fifties. It inducted Texan Buck Owens that same year, decades after he was the top-selling country music artist of the sixties. And worse than Tanya’s wait for the Hall of…

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