To support a charity dear to her heart, Tanya Tucker is auctioning off 500 personal items on June 16. The auction items will be placed on Everything But the House, an online estate sale marketplace. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which is an organization that provides financial assistance to struggling musicians who are also battling an illness or disability.
Tucker chose this organization specifically after going through surgery of her own. “A few years ago I went through a difficult surgery on my vocal cords. 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,” Tucker told Music Row.
Many of the items that will go up for auction are costumes worn by Tucker over the duration of her career. Some outfits you can expect to see are a 1970 Delta Dawn jumpsuit and a star-spangled Nudie jumpsuit from 1975.
Also up for auction will be a 1992 Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle which was previously displayed in the Country Music Hall of Fame. In addition, some of Tucker’s keepsakes and belongings will also be on sale, like home decorations, clothing, jewelry and other accessories.
“I have spent my life collecting these treasures,” Tucker shares. “I look forward to others having the opportunity to enjoy them as much as I have.”